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!

Project Manager

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


Project Administrator

Job Purpose:

The Project Administrator is responsible for supporting diverse projects and other activities while maintaining exceptional customer service and organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and assist in the creation of content for internal and external facing communications, particularly website copy.
  • Respond to internal and external customer requests as needed.
  • Identify customer needs and collaborate with internal NCMS departments to satisfy those needs.
  • Maintain project information and data centers.
  • Presentation preparation, and data collection.
  • Assist in the documentation and improvement of procedures.
  • Event coordination and meeting support including virtual meetings.
  • Preparation and distribution of project meeting notes.
  • Assist in proposal preparation which may include content creation, editing, organization of content from multiple sources, formatting and ensuring specified guidelines are met.
  • Complete proposal audits including financial review, content research, and compliance checks.
  • Become trained and proficient in specified core functions within the organization.
  • Perform other duties as requested.


  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must hold or be eligible to obtain government security clearance
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field or a minimum three years’ experience in an administrative role with customer service focus.
  • Microsoft Office suite experience.
  • Basic SharePoint functional knowledge.
  • Effective communicator in both written and oral formats.
  • Demonstrated high level of organization and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver solutions for complex needs.
  • Demonstrated customer service excellence.


Human Resources Generalist

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 hold or be eligible to obtain a government security clearance
  • 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



The Editor will primarily be responsible for planning, coordinating, editing, and proofreading of all printed and digital content.  Sets publication standards and ensures the accuracy and quality of NCMS’ printed and digital materials.  Suggests content and generates headline ideas in alignment with audience preferences and business objectives.  Works with writers to ensure fresh, relevant, and informative content for all platforms and collateral

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Edits content according to specifications for style, tone, and length, while also ensuring the correct use of grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Ensures collateral and content meet specifications, brand, style, formatting, and general quality standards.
  • Assesses the audience’s needs for whom the output is intended and adjusts tone and technical terms used to meet those needs and to ensure understanding.
  • Coordinate online and print publishing cycle and manage content areas
  • Oversee layout (artwork, design, photography) and check content for accuracy and errors
  • Assists writers with selecting and finalizing artwork, photography, and text for reproduction.
  • Develop story and content ideas with the writers, according to the corporate style and editorial policy
  • Examines the physical proofs of printed materials.
  • Comply with media law and ethical guidelines; ensures compliance with government regulations and arrange for copyright permissions if necessary
  • Meet deadlines and budget requirements
  • Verify facts cited in material for publication
  • Ensures brand guidelines are met
  • Approve final versions submitted by writers
  • Confirms that publications meet customer/stakeholder specifications

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must hold or be eligible to obtain a government security clearance
  • Strong writing/editing/proofreading skills and an excellent portfolio
  • Proven working experience as an Editor
  • Adaptable to the audience for output/collateral
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Organized and deadline-oriented
  • Hands-on experience with MS Office, Adobe Acrobat or similar software
  • Critical thinker with attention to detail.
  • Works well independently but still team-oriented


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, or related experience
  • Minimum of five years of editing experience required

How to Apply:

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