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3M Manufacturing Process Advancement Engineer in Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Job Description:

Position: Manufacturing Technology Engineer

Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 93,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

“A long-lasting career at 3M comes from having vision, imagination and the ability to see what doesn’t exist. 3Mers are groundbreaking innovators and it’s important that we give every person the space for disruptive and creative thinking.” – John Banovetz, senior vice president and chief technology officer at 3M

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As a Manufacturing Process Advancement Engineer, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Developing subject matter expertise in core chemical manufacturing platforms and process waste water management (reduction & treatment).

  • Identifying, developing, optimizing, and deploying manufacturing process innovations for product and process-water reduction/treatment by utilizing appropriate engineering methods, applying theoretical and empirical techniques, leveraging experience with existing 3M technologies, and evaluating external solutions.

  • Providing leadership in developing long-term manufacturing strategies for new and existing water management platforms.

  • Leading multi-disciplinary, multi-site teams to deliver technology advancements and/or product & process understanding (PPU).

  • Conducting cost-benefit analysis on various manufacturing operations and develop consensus recommendations based upon sound economic analysis.

Your Skills and Expertise

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M is looking for candidates who must have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline from(completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of five (5) years combined manufacturing, laboratory and/or engineering experience

  • Batch Chemical process or water treatment experience specifying, developing and deploying new manufacturing processes and/or water treatment technologies

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • BS or MS Chemical Engineering degree

  • Five years of experience in manufacturing

  • Experience with process safety management, P&IDs and material energy balances

  • Experience with technology transfer, process scale-up and/or new product commercialization

  • Experience with batch chemical manufacturing processes

  • Experience with Design of Experiments (DOE) and Statistical Analysis

  • Ability to work both independently and in cross-functional teams from multiple locations and divisions

  • Strong organizational skills and experience in project management

  • Responds to new information and inputs with a sense of urgency

  • Ability to navigate through ambiguity and change.

Travel: May include up to 20% domestic

Relocation Assistance: YES

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status). Export Control requirement.

Responsibilities of this position may include direct and/or indirect physical or logical access to information, systems, technologies subjected to the regulations/compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws.

U.S. Export Control laws and U.S. Government Department of Defense contracts and sub-contracts impose certain restrictions on companies and their ability to share export-controlled and other technology and services with certain "non-U.S. persons" (persons who are not U.S. citizens or nationals, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., refugees, "Temporary Residents" (granted Amnesty or Special Agricultural Worker provisions), or persons granted asylum (but excluding persons in nonimmigrant status such as H-1B, L-1, F-1, etc.) or non-U.S. citizens.

To comply with these laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within 3M that may present access to export controlled technical data, 3M must assess employees' U.S. person status, as well as citizenship(s).

The questions asked in this application are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only. Failure to provide the necessary information in this regard will result in our inability to consider you further for this particular position. The decision whether or not to file or pursue an export license application is at 3M Company's sole election.

Supporting Your Well-being

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.

Resources for You

For more details on what happens before, during and after the interview process, check out the Insights for Candidates page at 3M.com/careers.

Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M.

Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties.

3M is an equal opportunity employer. 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

Please note: your application may not be considered if you do not provide your education and work history, either by: 1) uploading a resume, or 2) entering the information into the application fields directly.

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