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Technical Aide (Maplewood, MN) at 3M in Maplewood, Minnesota

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

3M is seeking a Technical Aide for the Corporate Research Process Lab located in Maplewood, MN. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.  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:

The person hired for the position of Technical Aide will work in the process laboratory supporting new technology development in the area of nonwovens and fibers.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following

  • Sample preparation including cutting out materials, assembling, and test preparation

  • Material testing of nonwovens including mechanical properties, filtration testing, etc.

  • Sample imaging including SEM

  • Supporting experimental set-ups and other general lab activities

  • Data entry and analysis using MS Excel, MS Word, etc.

  • Communicating results in both oral and written forms  

This position is 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 in a Bachelor’s level program in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related discipline with an accredited university

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

  • Achieved Sophomore academic status

  • Previous experience with SEM imaging preferred

  • Undergraduate research experience in engineering would be a plus

  • Experience with the Microsoft suite of computer programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Internship or other work experience in the environmental field

  • Available to work a minimum of 8 hours weekly during the academic year and potentially 32 hours per week during the summer months

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Self-motivated and results-oriented

Location: Maplewood, MN

Relocation: Is not authorized

About 3M

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $30 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at or on Twitter @3M or @3MNewsroom. 

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

3M is a place where you can collaborate with other curious, creative people. Where your diverse talents, inclusiveness, initiative, and leadership are valued. Where you’ll find challenging opportunities that make your career exciting and rewarding. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies, and products, 3M is a place to grow and be rewarded for excellence.

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