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3M Test Lab Technician ∞ (Red Wing/Cottage Grove, MN) in Red Wing, Minnesota

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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Test Lab Technician for the Personal Safety Division (PSD)/3M Fall Protection Business located in Red Wing, Minnesota and Cottage Grove, Minnesota. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.

Job Summary:

The person hired for the position of Test Lab Technician will perform required testing and maintain test records as directed by Engineering or Quality Assurance. The candidate will be located in Red Wing, Minnesota as well as Cottage Grove, Minnesota at the Fall Protection Test Labs.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conferring with Test Lab Supervisor or engineering personnel to review test plans such as types and cycles of tests, conditions under which tests are to be conducted, and duration of tests.

  • Testing current product as requested, record test results and report any findings to Quality Supervisor or Quality Manager.

  • Performing all necessary testing on new product prototypes and confers with Engineering Department on results.

  • Performing all necessary testing for certification of fall protection products globally.

  • Performing drop testing demonstrations in training classes, explains equipment and procedures used.

  • Maintaining operation of test equipment.

  • Cataloging and storing test results.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED or higher from an accredited institution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates or Two Year Technical degree from an accredited institution

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

  • Highly organized with great attention to detail

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Self-starter who can effectively work in a fast-paced environment; and work through and manage change/ambiguity, with an appropriate sense of urgency

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated practical lab and mechanical skills

Location: Red Wing, Minnesota, Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Travel: May include up to 25%

Relocation: Is not authorized

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

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