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Technical Aide (Maplewood, MN) at 3M

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Type: Part-Time
Location: Maplewood, Minnesota

Job Description:

3M is seeking a Technical Aide for the Corporate Research Materials Laboratory located in Maplewood, MN. Here, you go.

Job Summary:

This particular position is a temporary, part-time assignment with 3M's Technical Aide Program. The Technical Aide Program is designed to support the 3M technical community. As a Technical Aide located in Maplewood, MN, you will be assisting the 3M technical staff in the performance of their job responsibilities. It is a great way to get relevant work experience that complements your education.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

The person hired for the position of Technical Aide will have the opportunity to work with the Performance and Energy Materials (PEM) Cluster on projects related to materials and process development.  This person will develop skills and gain work experience in polymer materials engineering and surface science.  

  • Preparing functional coating formulations

  • Conducting thermal, mechanical and spectroscopic analysis

  • Conducting various tests to assess coating performance and durability

  • Keeping accurate records in an electronic laboratory notebook

  • Utilizing Microsoft Office and other software to process and present data.

This position part-time, temporary and is limited to working 899 hours per service credit year.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Completed at least one (1) semester of a post high school degree program from an accredited college or university or three (3) years of 3M experience as a technician in lieu of the above education requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled or graduated from a Bachelor’s level degree program at an accredited university with a declared major in an engineering field, environmental science, or a related discipline

  • Current overall cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)

  • Experience with the Microsoft suite of computer programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) and database tools, development and manipulation

  • Internship, course work, or other work experience in an organic chemistry lab

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Self-motivated and results-oriented

Location: Maplewood, MN

Relocation: Is not authorized         


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