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Prototyping Center Manager

University Of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, WI

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The College of Engineering, Math and Science (EMS) at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville invites applications for a full-time, 12-month position of Prototype Center Manager to commence in July 2018. This position will work with prototype development for intellectual property by generating projects from WiSys and will obtain, and coordinate industry-sponsored senior design and other UW-Platteville student projects with support from faculty and staff.



  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Customer service oriented
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Prototyping, design and industry experience
  • Ability to relate well with students, technical staff and faculty, Foundation personnel, and potential corporate sponsors
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Project planning skills
  • Timely and detailed documentation of corporate contacts


  • Fundraising experience


  • Work in direct coordination with WiSys and UW-Platteville College of EMS to identify, develop, coordinate and deliver prototype projects conceptualized by WiSys Inventors and WiSys Clients (Figure 1, Appendix A). 
  • Coordinate with WiSys Regional Associate to develop and complete WiSys projects.
  • Meet with WiSys staff, Inventors and/or Clients to discuss needs for each project;
  • Create documentation for WiSys-approved projects including planning documents, budgets, Statements of Work for approval, progress and final reports to be submitted to WiSys;
  • Identify UW-Platteville students to work on WiSys-approved projects and assist in the design of projects, including feasibility, materials selection and choice of appropriate manufacturing techniques.
  • Work in direct coordination with UW-Platteville College of EMS Development Officer, Dean, associate and assistant deans, and senior design instructors to identify and solicit potential corporate sponsors for senior design, research or student design projects for College of EMS programs.
  • Develop potential corporate sponsor contact list in coordination with dean, department chairs and EMS development officer.
  • Coordinate with EMS development officer to visit potential corporate sponsors of senior design, research or student projects.
  • Work with Foundation personnel to facilitate receiving donations and set up additional development funds, if needed.
  • Serve as technical liaison between corporate sponsors, senior design instructors, student shop personnel and senior design students.
  • Provide Foundation with documentation on donor interactions to capture activity with corporate sponsors and potential sponsors in a timely manner.

To Ensure Consideration:

Application review begins April 15, 2018, and applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Apply online at our career site http://careers.uwplatt.edu/cw/en-us/listing/. AA/EEO Employer.


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Req Num 493931
ID 499442
Platteville, WI
Positions 1
Full Time
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