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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.

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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.

Events Marketing and Content Marketing Coordinator

Posted Nov 21, 2022

Polaris MEP is seeking a Marketing Coordinator with experience in / passion for events marketing and B2B content creation. Are you eager to help build a stronger Rhode Island economy in a position that is dynamic, with a team that is respectful and FUN?

A strong emphasis is on planning and executing events that align with Polaris MEP’s business and revenue goals. The ideal candidate also will have experience and talent creating content that promotes those events, the MEP Center’s services, and the manufacturing industry as a whole.

Click to read more about this job opportunity, including how to apply.

Rhode Island MEP Center Director

Posted August 16, 2022

Polaris MEP seeks a strategic, visionary MEP Center Director to help the organization deliver on and advance its mission of supporting and promoting Rhode Island manufacturers.

  • Collaborate with community leaders, partner organizations and others in support of economic development and manufacturing priorities
  • Lead and manage the delivery of continuous improvement and other initiatives in support of client commercial goals
  • Provide strategic and visionary leadership, business acumen, and a passion for mission

Click to read more about this job opportunity, including how to apply.

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.

Click to read more about this job opportunity, including how to apply.

JARC RI Job Training / Employment Services Staff

Jan 28, 2022

Polaris MEP and Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) have established a partnership to create a new entity, JARC RI, that will advance the needs of the manufacturing sector and assist low-income workers to transition out of poverty. Together, Polaris MEP and JARC will build a robust pipeline of skilled employees for RI manufacturers through JARC’s highly successful training model.

There are currently two staff positions open. Click on either link below to read more about the roles and how to apply.