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3M Product Engineering Specialist* in Maplewood, Minnesota

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Product Engineering Specialist

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.

“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

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

The Impact You’ll Make in this RoleAs a Product Engineering Specialist, 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:

  • Working with product development, manufacturing, and quality teams to validate product performance after changes in formulation, process, or raw materials.

  • Connecting product development, manufacturing, and quality teams to drive scale-up of new products and address issues with current products.

  • Driving process understanding (PPU) efforts and product change processes to support business portfolio needs.

  • Developing and implementing product control plans.

  • Collaborating with global laboratories and manufacturing sites.

  • Utilizing strong communication skills to inspire, influence, motivate and teach other team members.

Your Skills and Expertise To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Two (2) years’ experience gathering product information, material property data collection, setting specifications, developing test methods and/or translating to product requirements within a private, public, government or military environment

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

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Ceramics, Material Science or Engineering discipline from an accredited institution

  • Knowledge or experience in composites, ceramics, metallurgy and polymer chemistry

  • Advanced degree in materials science, inorganic chemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, or related discipline from an accredited university

  • Two (2) years of experience in quality or manufacturing technology function

  • Experience with product and technology development, product engineering, and global experience

  • Proficiency in MS Office and Minitab (or other statistical analysis software)

  • Experience with creating and executing Design of Experiments (DOEs)

  • Experience with scaling up technology and/or products to large scale manufacturing

  • SolidWorks, Computer Aided Design (CAD) drawing and simulation packages, and/or mechanical design experience

  • Strong written and communication skills

  • Ability to self-initiate, develop, direct and complete projects with significant impact to 3M

Travel: May include up to 10% domestic/international

Relocation Assistance: Is authorized

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

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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