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

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

3M is seeking a Technical Aide for the IATD 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 include but are not limited to the following:

  • Organized data collection, attention to detail, summary reporting and maintaining a technical notebook

  • Assist the Product Developers with research design, development, and testing of prototypes and products for tape and adhesive applications

  • Searching, reading, compiling and summarizing technical information.

  • Following directions for sample preparation and testing that can include activities such as weighing out chemicals, carrying out wet chemical and instrumental test methods, and other general lab activities

  • Setting up laboratory equipment and running experiments

  • Preparing new adhesive and coating formulations

  • Perform physical, and/or mechanical testing of samples, compiling the test results and conducting data analyses

  • Compiling lab results and observations into Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, and keeping accurate records

  • Communicating results of testing in both written and oral form in a concise and efficient manner

  • Locating and ordering chemical and laboratory equipment

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:

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

  • Currently enrolled or graduated from a Bachelor’s level degree program at an accredited university with a declared major in Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Biology or related discipline. 

  • Completed at least one (1) semester of a college level physical science or life science laboratory course.

  • Achieved freshmen level at minimum.

  • Experience with mechanical testing and statistics.

  • Experience working in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Position will require part-time availability (4-8 hours per week) during regular business hours throughout the school year

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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