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Polaris MEP, a division of The URI Research Foundation (URIRF) and member of the MEP National Network, guides Rhode Island manufacturers to sustainable growth, innovative technology strategies and cost-efficient operations.

This page at times also features job openings posted by other URIRF divisions or key partners, as part of our commitment to a diverse, collaborative community.

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RI manufacturers are increasingly adopting automation, industry 4.0 technologies, diversity initiatives and other “next generation” initiatives. The Polaris MEP team is growing to help them meet challenges and seize opportunities. To advise these trusted advisors, we are seeking forward-thinking industry leaders who can bring a diversity of experience, expertise and perspectives to our Advisory  Board. Click here to learn more about our Advisory Board.

Our Vision

Polaris MEP, 401 Tech Bridge and the URI Research Foundation together have a clear vision: to be a community in which a diverse mix of talented people come together to make a lasting difference. Our success comes only through the dedication of our employees and thoughtful, creative collaboration. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Workforce & Operations Coordinator

POSTED August 8, 2023

In this role, you will support the creation of new hire and incumbent worker training for jobs that support a livable wage and offer room for upward mobility — RI’s next generation WORKFORCE. You’ll also play a critical part in training and engaging college students as part of an initiative to strengthen the defense manufacturing industrial ecosystem — RI MADE.

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Business Advisor of Manufacturing

UPDATED August 17, 2022

We are seeking a Business Advisor of Manufacturing who will connect with RI manufacturers to assist with the identification of advanced manufacturing technologies to meet their productivity and supply chain needs. The Business Advisor of Manufacturing will connect small and medium sized manufacturing companies (SMMs) with public, university, and private resources.

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