August 20, 2012

CNSE will host High-Tech Job Fair to assist M+W Group in building its workforce in New York State

By: Steve Janack, CNSE Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Source: College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Special outreach to encourage women and minority candidates to participate in August 28 event that will fill more than 50 positions in design operations and construction management.

Albany, NY – As a showcase of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s innovation-driven economic development model embodied by New York’s globally recognized nanotechnology industry, the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany and M+W Group (M+W) today announced plans to host a High-Tech Job Fair – supported by a joint community outreach to strongly encourage participation from women and underrepresented social groups in engineering and technical fields – to assist M+W in adding more than 50 positions to its workforce in New York’s Capital Region.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said, “The new New York State is a place where businesses can invest, create jobs, and prosper. The continued growth of New York’s world-class nanotechnology economy is further underscored by the High-Tech Job Fair to be held at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. These positions demonstrate the exciting careers that are being enabled across New York State, and it is particularly encouraging to see these opportunities available to all New Yorkers, including individuals typically underrepresented in the fields of science and engineering.”

Rick Whitney, President and CEO of M+W U.S. Inc., said, “We are delighted to partner with the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, the worldwide leader in nanotechnology education and innovation, as we further build the highly skilled workforce that is critical to enabling M+W Group’s high-tech design and construction initiatives. We look forward to speaking with a wide variety of candidates, and in welcoming new members to our first-rate team headquartered in New York state, which will support projects in the Empire State and around the world.”

Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros, Senior Vice President and CEO of CNSE, said, “Consistent with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s visionary leadership and steadfast support in making New York the global hub for the emerging nanotechnology industry, the UAlbany NanoCollege is pleased to work with M+W Group in further developing a world-class, high-tech workforce in New York state. These opportunities highlight the significant economic impact spurred by the rapid growth of New York’s nanotechnology economy, which is providing new and exciting career prospects to individuals throughout our community, including those traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering.”

A significant outreach effort is underway to encourage women and minority candidates, as well as veterans, to participate in the Job Fair, scheduled for Tuesday, August 28 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex. Candidates will have a chance to learn more about, and apply for, the job openings at that event, and to participate in initial interviews with representatives of M+W.

Among more than 50 career opportunities are positions in various areas of design operations and construction management, including architects, engineers and designers, project managers, and accounting and support staff. These positions carry annual salaries that range from $40,000 to over $100,000, and some offer both domestic and international travel opportunities in support of M+W’s global projects.

Those interested in attending and interviewing at the Job Fair are encouraged to pre-register and upload their resumes online by visiting http://cnse.albany.edu/Outreach/JobFair2012.aspx.

With its U.S. headquarters at the Watervliet Arsenal and global headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, M+W is one of the world’s foremost companies for the design and construction of high-tech buildings and cleanroom facilities for research and development, pilot manufacturing, manufacturing, and assembly and testing operations.

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About M+W Group. (www.mwgroup.net) M+W Group is the leading global engineering, construction and project management company in the fields of Advanced Technology Facilities, Life Science & Chemicals, Energy & Environment Technologies and High-Tech Infrastructure. From concept development to turnkey services the company manages projects of all sizes ensuring rapid realization, high quality standards and cost-effective completion. With its competence to link process and automation technologies and complex facilities to integrated solutions M+W Group primarily focuses on leading companies in the fields of electronics, photovoltaics, life science, chemicals, energy, automotive, security and communication, as well as research institutes and universities. The company, which will celebrate its 100 year anniversary in 2012, employs more than 7,000 employees and generated revenues of $3.35 billion in 2011. M+W Group is owned by the Austrian Stumpf Group that is globally successful in the areas of High-Tech Engineering, Smart & Renewable Energy, Real Estate and Technology Investments.

About CNSE. The UAlbany CNSE is the first college in the world dedicated to education, research, development and deployment in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience and nanoeconomics. With more than $14 billion in high-tech investments, CNSE represents the world’s most advanced university-driven research enterprise, offering students a one-of-a-kind academic experience and providing over 300 corporate partners with access to an unmatched ecosystem for leading-edge R&D and commercialization of nanoelectronics and nanotechnology innovations. CNSE’s footprint spans upstate New York, including its Albany NanoTech Complex, an 800,000-square-foot megaplex with the only fully-integrated, 300mm wafer, computer chip pilot prototyping and demonstration line within 85,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms. More than 2,700 scientists, researchers, engineers, students and faculty work here, from companies including IBM, Intel, GlobalFoundries, SEMATECH, Samsung, TSMC, Toshiba, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, ASML and Novellus Systems. An expansion now underway, part of which will house the world’s first Global 450mm Consortium, will add nearly 500,000 square feet of next-generation infrastructure, an additional 50,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms, and more than 1,000 scientists, researchers and engineers from CNSE and global corporations. In addition, CNSE’s Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon provides a prototyping and demonstration line for next-generation CIGS thin-film solar cells. CNSE’s Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center of Excellence (STC) in Rochester offers state-of-the-art capabilities for MEMS fabrication and packaging. CNSE also co-founded and manages operations at the Computer Chip Commercialization Center at SUNYIT in Utica and is a co-founder of the Nanotechnology Innovation and Commercialization Excelerator in Syracuse. For information, visit www.cnse.albany.edu.

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Media Contacts:

Steve Janack, CNSE Vice President for Marketing and Communications
(518) 956-7322 | sjanack@albany.edu

Aimee Robichaud, M+W Group Corporate Communications Manager
(518) 880-0801 | aimee.robichaud@mwgroup.net