Company Values:

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is the largest consortium devoted to North American Manufacturing in the world. Established in 1986 and headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan – the 501(c)3 non-profit administers federal grants, industry consortiums and large programs on behalf of the U.S. Government. Additionally, NCMS uses its proven collaboration model to bring innovations out of the research phase and into implementation through its cross-sector, multi-partner project teams.

With branches in both Bremerton, WA and Washington, DC, NCMS is seen as the leader in collaboration, consortiums and contract administration. Historically we have managed over 300 federal awards with various Government agencies including the DoD, EPA, DoC/EDA, DOE, NSF and DOT which total over $650M. Through these awards, NCMS has executed over 1,000 contracts with collaborating industry participants. NCMS employees excel in their disciplines of accounting, contracting, project management, information technology, web and graphic design, and membership administration. Through the broad range of technology areas, government and industry partners, and member companies, NCMS employees have opportunities to grow in an exciting economic sector and be on the cutting edge of technology advancements. Eligible employees are afforded a comprehensive, market competitive total compensation package including:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Long Term Care, 403(b) Plan with Roth options, Vacation, Sick Time, and Free Parking!

Find open positions below and see if NCMS might be a fit for you!


The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is a cross-industry technology development consortium, dedicated to improving the competitiveness and strength of the U.S. industrial base. As a member-based organization, it leverages its network of industry, government, and academic partners to develop, demonstrate, and transition innovative technologies efficiently, with less risk and lower cost.

NCMS enables world-class member companies to work effectively with other members on new opportunities – bringing together highly capable companies with providers and end-users who need their innovations and technology solutions. NCMS members benefit from an accelerated progression of idea creation through execution.

The Project Manager is responsible for planning and carrying out multiple projects while considering contingencies and alternatives. While working closely with the program and project management team, this role provides leadership and/or support for each step of full-cycle project management. This role reports to a PMO.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage collaborative projects that meet technology and business needs of NCMS customers.
  • Guide the development of project concept paper, statement of work, work breakdown structure, budget, schedule, deliverables, roles and responsibilities, and subcontractor and consultant selection and management.
  • Complete final reporting and outreach as required.
  • Provide daily management of each project by developing and maintaining all project communications, records, and files. Assure proper audit material maintained and available.
  • Maintain open and frequent communication with assigned Director as well as all NCMS departments.
  • Strictly adhere to all rules and regulations as determined by government, NCMS customers, and NCMS best practice.
  • Proactively promote NCMS and its mission by developing relationships with industry, government, academia, and professional associations.
  • Participate in technical seminars, workshops, and trade shows as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as needed.


  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must hold or be eligible to obtain government security clearance
  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum two year working in R&D Project Management
  • Experience working in a manufacturing, advanced technology or mechanical maintenance environment
  • Demonstrated competency in communication, contributing to team success, initiating action and persuasiveness
  • Demonstrated customer focus and continuous learning
  • Demonstrated ability to perform administrative duties and to use basic office equipment and applications

Preferred Requirements:

  • Three to five years working in R&D project management.
  • Three to five years working directly or very closely with the US Department of Defense or other federal agency or large OEM Prime.
  • Experience with SharePoint, CRM and/or database tools.



National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is currently seeking a full-time Receptionist/Office Assistant for its Ann Arbor office.

This is a full-time, high-visibility position. Successful candidates will possess strong computer skills and proven customer service abilities. You will greet and direct visitors for NCMS and our Tenants, and provide administrative assistance to NCMS Departments. The Receptionist/Office Assistant is also responsible for ensuring that the security of the NCMS office area is maintained during business hours by following established visitor registration procedures.

This is a Monday-Friday position, with no weekend or evening hours required. We offer a competitive salary and a robust benefits package – including free parking!




National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is currently seeking a Human Resources Generalist for its Ann Arbor, Michigan headquarters.

In this newly-created position, you will join a busy HR Department – this is very much a hands-on position.  You will be heavily involved in –

  • Recruiting, including writing job descriptions and interviewing
  • Benefits
  • Metrics and tracking
  • Training
  • On-Boarding
  • Reports and reporting
  • Records maintenance
  • Special projects


  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must have a minimum of 3-5 years prior HR Generalist experience 
  • Outstanding verbal and written skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Proven experience in problem solving
  • Knowledge of human resources processes and best practices
  • Customer service focus


How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format only by email to