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Industrial Extension Engineer/Health Safety & Environmental Specialist - CEMR - Mining and Industrial Extension

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Extension and Outreach


The West Virginia University Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, Mining and Industrial Extension Department is seeking applications for the position of Industrial Extension Engineer/Health Safety and Environmental Specialist. This position will be responsible for contacting manufacturers to promote the services of the Industrial Extension Service and the department's center, the West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WVMEP). The Industrial Extension Service /WVMEP is the recipient of a cooperative agreement affiliated with the NIST-MEP national network of organizations which provide services to small and medium manufacturers. Additional information regarding NIST-MEP may be found at

 Specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Engage existing and new manufacturers state-wide to promote the services of the Industrial Extension Service and the department's center - the West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WVMEP).
  • Identify opportunities and generate projects focusing on health and safety compliance including development of written programs, conducting classroom and hands-on training, and conducting compliance assessments.
  • Support the enhancement of existing health and safety consulting services based on regulatory updates and changing industry standards.
  • Support the development of new environmental consulting services that can supplement the existing health and safety services currently offered.
  • Maintain effective channels of communication with clients and the internal team to develop and deliver proposals, manage and conduct projects, create and present reports, and track project metrics.
  • Maintain detailed records of client interactions, timesheets, and travel requests using a web-based customer relationship management system.
  • Participate in team meetings, manufacturing conferences and events state-wide.
  • Extensive travel is required to perform this job up to 50% but travel is limited to within the state of West Virginia. 

Application Process:

To apply for this position, visit Applicants must submit a cover letter highlighting their qualifications for the position, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. Only candidates who submit complete documentation will be considered in the review process.  For further information, please contact Staci Miller, or visit the MIE website at

  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Safety Sciences, Environmental Science, Engineering, Chemistry or a related field.
  • OSHA 501 Authorized Outreach Trainer preferred.
  • Safety-related designation preferred (CSP, GSP, CIH, etc.)
  • Environmental experience is preferred.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in a manufacturing or consulting environment.
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter who works well in an independent setting.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication and written skills.
  • Must possess strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to travel with a valid driver's license.

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.  

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position. 

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb. 

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

To learn more about West Virginia University, visit View current career opportunities at

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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