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Robotics Technology Park Manager

AIDT at the Alabama Robotics Technology Park (RTP) in Tanner, AL is seeking applicants for a full-time Robotics Technology Park Manager.

$86,429 – $123,996
ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: September 8, 2023
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 29, 2023
PROJECTED START DATE: November 1, 2023
All resumes (mailed or electronic) must be received no later than  1:00 p.m. on September 29, 2023 to be considered.
Provide day-to-day oversight and strategic direction for the Robotics Technology Park (RTP) in Tanner, AL. The Manager is responsible for leading the implementation of the Park’s mission, vision, and strategic plan in conjunction with RTP staff and AIDT management.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide essential updates to the AIDT Deputy Director and the AIDT Executive Director as required through the leadership of the AIDT Deputy Director.
  • Work with RTP staff to enhance the role, scope, and mission of Phase I and Phase III. This includes working with the robot/automation vendors, educational, community, and industry partners to implement training and education strategies. In Phase III, specifically, deliver appropriate paint systems training as it relates to the Paint Systems training area and/or any new technologies current and future.
  • For Phase II, the Manager, in conjunction with RTP staff, assists tenants with any issues regarding physical plant problems, assists with connecting to universities or other experts that may be needed, and schedules the use of the test track.
  • Manage Phase II Tenant Selection Process.
  • Work with RTP instructors and administrative staff to ensure cooperation, positive attitude, and Continuous Improvement.
  • Work with appropriate RTP staff to maintain inventory of tools, equipment, and supplies for troubleshooting, analysis, design, and program implementation.
  • Assist when needed in developing and administering class schedules.
  • Work with RTP staff to coordinate classes with outside vendors, when required, on specialized equipment and/or parts. Work with vendors to achieve competitive pricing for all purchased training.
  • Assist in developing any forms/templates/documentation required.
  • Perform all duties with a positive attitude; communicating professionally at all times to reflect a positive AIDT image.
  • Work with AIDT Management directly to meet the needs of new and existing Alabama industry as it relates to automation and robotic technology training.
  • Work directly with education programs at the K-12, Community College, and University level.  This includes working with appropriate staff from each educational program to blend RTP resources with assisting students at each level throughout all requirements.
Work Habits: 
  • Comply with all policies and procedures as set out in the AIDT Policy Manual.
  • Plan daily/weekly work schedule.
  • Maintain housekeeping to organizational standards.
  • Interact professionally with company representatives, public officials, trainees, coworkers, and the general public.
  • Ability to follow established laws, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to comply with all pertinent safety, environmental, and other local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  • Comply with AIDT policy regarding attendance. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the job.
  • Ability to work flexible hours based on program needs.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Skill in problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to interact and coordinate technical training with company officials, trainees, other service providers, staff, and the general public.
  • Knowledge of industrial processes, advanced technology systems, and management techniques.
  • Ability to follow established laws, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to comprehend and translate technical literature and processes.
  • Skill in subjective and objective evaluations of people and projects.
  • Ability to effectively present information to groups in a classroom, shop, or lab environment.
  • Ability to work flexible hours based on project needs.
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines and handle multiple projects concurrently.
  • Ability to function in an automated work environment.
  • Skill in effectively supervising and developing RTP employees in the coordination of assigned responsibilities.
  • Ability to effectively negotiate and allocate RTP resources.
  • Ability to work in a constant state of awareness.
  • Ability to function in a team-based environment.
  • Ability to work independently, or as an effective member of a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited institution.
  • Five (5) years in manufacturing.
  • Five (5) years in robotics and automation.
  • Five (5) years in a management/leadership role.
  • Strong vision, commitment to mission, and demonstrated entrepreneurial drive.
  • Proven leadership skills managing staff in a dynamic environment.
  • Hands-on experience with robotics/automation technology.
Salary and General:
Initial placement will be based on experience and education applicable to the C1 salary schedule, within a range of $86,429 – $123,996. Paid monthly. Excellent benefits package included.
Criminal Background Check:
The applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a Criminal Background Check consent form and to submit a nonrefundable $25.61 payment for the cost of the criminal background check. (Note: $25.61 fee is based on possession of an Alabama Driver’s License. The fee for the background check may be more or less if the driver’s license is not an Alabama license.) Permanent employment will be contingent upon the results of the criminal background check.
Resumes received by mail or email after 1:00 p.m. on September 29, 2023, will not be considered for review. Interviews are by appointment only. Successful applicants will be notified by email. If selected for an interview, applicants must travel at their own expense to the interview site. Male applicants between the ages of 18-26 must provide proof of Selective Service Registration when requested. Employment references may be requested during the application process.


Resumes will be accepted by email at rtpmgr@aidt.edu
Resumes will also be accepted by mail to the name/address below:
One Technology Court
Montgomery, AL  36116
AIDT is an equal opportunity employer. It is the official policy of AIDT that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, disability, gender, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment. AIDT will make reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants or employees with a disability. AIDT reserves the rights to withdraw, modify, or extend this job announcement at any time prior to the awarding of the position.
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