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Production Operator (Alexandria, MN) at 3M

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Alexandria, Minnesota





Job Description:

3M is seeking a Production Operator for the Industrial Business Group located in Alexandria, MN. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.  Here, you go.

3M is seeking a Production Operator for the Industrial Business Group located in Alexandria, MN. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.  Here, you go.

The 3M plant located in Alexandria, MN is part of the 3M Abrasives Systems Division, serving industrial customers with coated abrasives products to support their product finishing needs. The Alexandria plant produces coated abrasives on a state-of-the-art abrasives maker. The abrasive materials are then converted into rolls, belts and discs which are packaged and distributed to customers. The plant has been in operation for over 45 years and is committed to operational excellence.  The position of Manufacturing Production Operator located in Alexandria, Minnesota, is part of a fast paced, customer focused, team oriented manufacturing plant.

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:


  • Demonstrate safe work behaviors to avoid injury to self or others

  • Follow operating procedures and customer specifications to produce quality products which are delivered to customers on time

  • Operate manufacturing equipment to make coated abrasives material and converting equipment to produce belts, rolls and discs

  • Work effectively within a production work team and collaborate with other teams

  • Contribute to continuous improvement and problem solving

This position will require:

  • Working a fixed 3rd shift OR a rotating shift, depending on shift availability

This position may require:


  • Working weekends

  • Working overtime

  • Working holidays as needed

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Possess a High School Diploma/GED or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • A minimum of one (1) year of manufacturing experience in a private, public, government or military environment.

  • Basic computer knowledge

  • Experience in agriculture, farming and/or mechanics

  • Post high school education

  • Self-motivated, team oriented and excellent interpersonal skills

Location: Alexandria, MN

Relocation: Is not authorized            

Qualified applicants will be required to take and pass 3M employment testing as a part of the selection process.

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

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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