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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.
"For more than 30 years at 3M, I've seen firsthand how it's a place where curious, creative and collaborative people thrive and build a rewarding career. As a leader in this company, my goal is to ensure each 3Mer sees and feels the positive impact we're making around the world" - Mike Roman, chief executive officer and chairman, 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 Role
The person hired for the position of Quality Assurance Microbiology Technician will have responsibility for assuring quality of product through all day-to-day operations. They will be responsible for evaluating incoming, in-process and finished goods to ensure adherence to product specifications using microbiological, chemical, and physical testing protocols. This individual will assist in the management of non-conforming material throughout the manufacturing process and provide support to other key quality functions.
As a Quality Assurance Microbiology Technician, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with creative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by completing the following activities:
Performing test protocols on 3M products following standard operating procedures and work instructions according to approved quality plans.
Preparing biological media, reagents, glassware, and equipment for bacteriological and chemical testing.
Maintaining a sufficient supply of consumable materials for executing tasks.
Collecting and evaluating environmental bioburden and bacterial endotoxin process water samples.
Routine environmental monitoring of viable and non-viable particulate.
Issuing Certificates of Analysis and Compliance.
Assisting in the management of non-conforming material.
Participating in the development of new test procedures and modification of existing procedures as necessary.
Maintaining a well-organized, sufficiently detailed laboratory notebook documenting work and analyses performed; enters data into appropriate databases as necessary.
Providing quality representation to manufacturing tier reviews as requested.
Participating in ongoing product and process improvement efforts
To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:
High school diploma/GED or higher from (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
One (1) year combined laboratory, microbiology laboratory and/or quality experience within a private, public, government or military environment
Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:
Associate's degree or higher in Microbiology or a science related discipline from an accredited institution
Ability to work and communicate with all levels of production personnel.
Collaborative work style
Good written and verbal communication skills that include excellent data collection and management
Flexible and responsive to changing priorities; able to multi-task; good organizational skills; attention to detail and compliant behaviors
Proficient in Microsoft office and Minitab
Travel: May include up to 5% domestic/international
Relocation Assistance: Is not 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. Our approach to flexibility is called Work Your Way, which puts employees first and drives well-being in ways that enable 3M's business and performance goals. You have flexibility in where and when work gets done. It all depends on where and when you can do your best work. Pay & Benefits Overview: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/careers-us/working-at-3m/benefits/ 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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