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Technical Project Manager (Monroe, NC) at 3M

Posted in Manufacturing 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Monroe, North Carolina

Job Description:

3M is seeking a Technical Project Manager for the Personal Safety Division (PSD) SCBA/Fire Solutions lab located in Monroe, North Carolina.  3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.  Here, you go.

Job Summary:

The person hired for the position of Technical Project Manager will lead cross-functional teams through all phases of highly complex new product development utilizing advanced technologies including thermal imaging, communication systems, detectors and sensors, pneumatics, filtration, and IoT.  This individual manages New Product Development (NPD) projects, manages project financials, escalates impediments, manages risks and assists the team with implementing Agile/Scrum practices in the SCBA/Fire Solutions Business Unit.  Requires a good understanding of Agile/Scrum development and/or Lean Manufacturing methodologies and understand the unique opportunities and challenges associated with organizing, facilitating, and continuously aligning a project with the guiding business strategy.

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

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Managing internal and external resources to establish and achieve program goals (On-Time, On-Spec, and On-Cost)

  • Tracking and maintaining program budget and product cost estimates

  • Coaching and guiding the team members to follow Agile/Scrum practices

  • Assisting the team in removing impediments and escalating appropriately to engage the correct personnel to remove the impediments

  • Assisting with defining and maintaining the product backlog

  • Providing key project internal and external communication to the stakeholders to improve transparency

  • Leading Scrum ceremonies

Basic Qualifications:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of five (5) years of combined Electrical, Software, Embedded Systems, and/or Mechanical New Product Development (NPD) experience in a private, public, government or military environment

  • Minimum of three (3) years of combined experience in project management, lean manufacturing and/or Scrum

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering from an accredited institution

  • Certified Scrum Professional (CSM or PSM)

  • Proven leadership capabilities in negotiation, influencing, conflict resolution, and continuous improvement

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop relationships and engage with people quickly

  • Knowledge of various well-documented patterns and techniques for Scrum (e.g. Backlog prioritization, release planning, retrospectives)

  • Expert knowledge of Agile Scrum best practices

  • Experience with applying Agile methodologies to hardware/systems development

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

  • Familiarity with industry leading Agile/Scrum tools (e.g. Jira, CA Agile Central, TFS)

Location: Monroe, NC

Travel: May include up to 10% domestic/international

Relocation: Is 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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