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Manufacturing Engineer* (Cottage Grove, MN) at 3M in Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

3M is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer for the 3M Film and Materials Resource Division located in Cottage Grove, MN.  At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.  Here, you go.

Job Summary:

The person hired for the position of Manufacturing Engineer will apply extensive knowledge and experience to develop and refine new and existing manufacturing processes for optimal safety, quality, and productivity. The plant produces adhesives, binders, catalysts, curatives, optical resins and polymers for use by other 3M divisions. The factory operates around-the-clock, seven days a week, and the work environment is dynamic and engaging. 

For additional information, please visit the 3M Cottage Grove Plant website.

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:

  • Respond to EHS incidents, quality issues, and audit findings with thorough root cause analysis and highly effective corrective actions

  • Product maintenance activities include providing run coverage, maintaining factory operating procedures and preparing mass balance and unit cost information

  • New product introduction activities include production scale-up and product transfer to/from other production sites’ stream improvements, cost reduction, productivity benefits, and cycle time improvements; may also include leading in incident investigations, Process Hazard Analysis, Pre-startup Safety Reviews, and Management of Change reviews to drive safety, quality, cost, operability and/or regulatory improvements

  • Equipment activities include evaluating process equipment operability and safety to make recommendations for capital improvement projects and equipment renewal; a large part of the equipment activities includes participating on equipment project teams to design, install, checkout and startup new and modified equipment

  • Work closely with production and maintenance teams to resolve and improve manufacturing process and equipment downtime issues

  • Create and update standard work, operating procedures, and test methods

  • Process improvement activities including lean six sigma projects

  • Willingness to be on-call.

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Minimum of two (2) combined years experience in a private, public, government or military environment in one and/or more of the following areas: EHS, quality, manufacturing engineering, process engineering, product engineering, and/or product development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in process engineering within a manufacturing and/or industrial setting

  • Experience in chemical manufacturing with an understanding of polymer chemistry

  • Experience in reactions, separations and distillation and/or mixing and milling

  • Experience with Process Safety Management (PSM) covered processes

  • Experience with Lean Six Sigma

  • Strong Leadership Attributes, sound project management skills and ability to lead cross-functional teams

  • Effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills

  • Capital equipment project engineering

  • Lean manufacturing experience or education

  • Knowledge of ISO 9000 and ISO 14000

Location: Cottage Grove, MN

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)

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.

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.

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