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.
"For more than 25 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 Pilot Plant Technician will work in the FMS TPDC Pilot Plant. Prototype quantities of new materials are made here, and new processes are developed and demonstrated in support of new and improved products or processes for many 3M divisions. This position is primarily Monday-Friday with a weekly shift rotation. There is an exception of periodic overtime (including weekends) to meet customer demands.
As a Pilot Plant Technician, 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:
Preparing and operating development equipment which can vary with process and/or product experimental or standard needs. Includes setup, general maintenance, clean-up, and changeover of equipment.
Actively engaging with process engineers and customers to conduct product and process experiments.
Translating customer needs to the process line capabilities to achieve experimental objectives. Responsibilities may also include manufacturing scale up activities.
Maintaining a safe work environment for self, coworkers, and visitors including the ability to wear personal protective equipment.
Communicating effectively and professionally inside and outside the organization.
Performing QC measurements and analytical techniques that support both process and product development. Communicate results with other technical personnel and make recommendations as appropriate.
Assisting and training new personnel on machine operations and processes.
Maintaining accurate process and experimental records and quality test results.
Assuring availability of raw materials by utilizing accurate production reporting and inventory practices.
Having the ability to lift pails, move drums, and complete other duties as assigned.
Drive a stand up PIV.
Your Skills and Expertise
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
Two (2) year combined years of pilot plant, maintenance of specialized equipment, laboratory and/or manufacturing experience in a private, public, government or military environment
Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:
Associates/Two Year Technical degree or higher from an accredited institution
Three (3) combined years of pilot plant, laboratory and/or manufacturing experience in a private, public, government or military environment
Ability to complete work with little supervision and work well in a team environment
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Comfortable/flexible with working in an innovative environment. Able to work with change, adapt to new procedures and/or methods.
Willingness to work in environment where a wide range of chemicals are handled
Strong mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills
Self-starter with hands-on approach to problem solving
Experience with extruders, web lines and solvent/water based adhesive coating techniques
Frequently lift, carry, push or pull 50 pounds unassisted
Personal flexibility to adapt to change in the workplace
Location : Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Travel: May include up to 10% domestic or international
Relocation: 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.
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