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Welder Mechanic at 3M in Wausau, Wisconsin

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Job Title
Welder Mechanic

Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 93,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

“One of the best parts of my job is feeling the impact of 93,000 3Mers collaborating around the world and seeing the difference they’re able to make in people’s lives.” – Julie Bushman, executive vice president of International Operations at 3M

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As a(n) Maintenance Mechanic, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:


  • Completes required safety and regulatory training. Works to be accident free.

  • Installs, maintains, repairs and modifies mechanical equipment and systems used in production, laboratory, offices and facilities areas.

  • Diagnoses, repairs and adjusts bucket elevators, bag houses, conveyors, pumps, boilers, compressors, rotary equipment, air handlers, plant process and support equipment.

  • Sets up and safely uses shop and portable equipment such as electric drills, welders, angle grinder, band saws, plasma torch, oxyacetylene torch, brake, hoist, and bridge crane.

  • Notifies supervisor if any equipment is not operating, and any upset conditions affecting quality of the product.

  • Works in areas where the environment may be either hot, cold, humid, dry, dusty, dirty, confined spaces and at heights.

  • Handles, packages, labels, or transports RCRA hazardous waste and responds to hazardous waste spills.

  • Participates in monthly crew meetings, and in training of new employees when needed.

  • Performs other related duties as required to promote team effort in achieving department objectives.

  • Follows established departmental housekeeping, safety practices and Standard Operating Procedures.

Your Skills and Expertise 

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M is looking for candidates who must have the following qualifications:


  • Possess a High School Diploma/GED or higher (completed and verified prior to start)

  • Possess a two (2) year technical degree in a maintenance field OR minimum of two (2) years of maintenance experience in a private, public, government or military environment.

  • Possess a current and valid Driver’s License

  • Must be able to work weekend work, rotating shifts, extended hours, short notice shift coverage, holidays as needed, and supply their own toolbox and set of tools.

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:


  • Possess a two (2) year technical degree and five (5) years of experience in a private, public, government or military environment.

  • Welding certificate from an accredited institution

  • Related experience in a heavy industrial environment

  • Strong troubleshooting, computer and  problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work independently or with teams

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to operate, maintain and repair tools and equipment

Relocation: Is not authorized

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

Supporting Your Well-being 

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope. 

Resources for You 

For more details on what happens before, during and after the interview process, check out the Insights for Candidates page at 3M.com/careers. 

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