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Spinning Lab Manager

NC State University
Crabtree Valley, NC
Closing date
Apr 10, 2024

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Pharmaceutical, Laboratory
Organization Type
Posting Number:
Internal Recruitment :
Working Title:
Spinning Lab Manager
Anticipated Hiring Range:
$78,210 - $86,031
Work Schedule:
Monday - Friday / 8:00am - 5:00pm
Job Location:
Raleigh, NC
Department :
Wilson College of Textiles
About the Department:
Zeis Textile Extension Education for Economic Impact (ZTE) is the extension arm of the College of Textiles. ZTE is dedicated to making a profound impact on economic success in North Carolina and the nation. ZTE economic impact is reported by ZTE customers as between $20 and $50 million over the last four years. ZTE has a clear mission to be a leading provider of professional education and laboratory prototyping and small lot manufacturing through the following services:
The NC State Lean Six Sigma program provides industrial and business organizations with a proven methodology to significantly reduce costs and increase productivity. ZTE offers training and certification for Green Belts, Black Belts and Master Black Belts through open enrollment courses, customized on-site training and advanced quality training courses.

The Textiles program offers courses for all aspects of textile processing, covering topics from fibers to finished fabrics. This program encompasses a unique combination of on-campus workshops, online education and customized training courses.

TexLabs is part of the manufacturing facility at the College of Textiles and is a crossroads for industry and academia. In addition to providing outstanding laboratory educational experiences to students of NC State, TexLabs maintains a focus on economic impact by delivering services to a wide range of customers from single person entrepreneurs to large international corporations through prototyping and small lot manufacturing. TexLabs also contributes significantly to textile professional education courses through hands-on training in fiber science, knitting, weaving, fabric finishing and physical testing.

With a combination of technical course offerings, performance improvement training, integrated laboratory environments and knowledgeable, experienced faculty and staff, ZTE offers a variety of options to meet the professional education needs of the community while making a significant economic impact in NC and beyond.
Essential Job Duties:
The Spinning Lab Manager will manage and supervise all aspects of the spinning laboratory at the College of Textiles including:

  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment,
  • Engage with potential customers to build business and grow Rieter laboratory revenues,
  • Prepare Fabrication Service Agreement (FSA) estimates, writing FSAs,
  • Coordinate and complete all work associated with the FSA,
  • Invoice for work performed through the business office, and
  • Be an expert resource for all aspects related to the conversion of fiber to yarn
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree and two years of general research experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Other Required Qualifications:
Extensive knowledge of spinning processing, equipment and machine maintenance.Demonstrated ability to:
  • Maintain a safe work environment in the Rieter spinning laboratory including an up to date laboratory safety plan,
  • Engage with potential customers to build business and grow Rieter laboratory revenues,
  • Properly estimate, create and negotiate a Fabrication Services Agreement (FSA),
  • Carry out all fabrications services related to manufacturing spun yarns,
  • Maintain and service all yarn manufacturing equipment,
  • Solicit quotes for new equipment,
  • Assist with / instruct academic classes in the Rieter spinning laboratory.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in fiber to yarn conversion, especially a mix of industry and academic institution experience.
Required License(s) or Certification(s):
Valid NC Driver's License required:
Commercial Driver's License required:
Job Open Date:
Anticipated Close Date:
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Position Number:
Position Type:
EHRA Non-Faculty
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):
12 Month Recurring
Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:
Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather
Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:
Mandatory - Hazardous Material Incidents, Mandatory - Transportation Accidents, Mandatory - Utilities/Infrastructure Failure
Department ID:
180401 - Textile Extension
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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