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Process Safety Engineer at USA 3M Company in Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Description:

Process Safety Engineer

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.

“A long-lasting career at 3M comes from having vision, imagination and the ability to see what doesn’t exist. 3Mers are groundbreaking innovators and it’s important that we give every person the space for disruptive and creative thinking.” – John Banovetz, senior vice president and chief technology officer at 3M 

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role
As a Process Safety Engineer, 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:

  • Providing process safety support to all Cottage Grove departments regulated by 3M and OSHA Process Safety Management requirements.

  • Participating and/or leading portions of EHS self-assessments and/or audits and work with internal stakeholders and technical resources on control solutions

  • Using established tools for inspection, analysis, identification and prioritization of potential hazards area.

  • Leading and/or assisting with incident investigations that are related to PSM

  • Supporting major capital projects, in design consulting, technical quality assurance and start-up assistance.

  • Supporting site wide EHS programs, systems, and processes

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Four (4) years experience in a private, public, government or military environment using one or more of the following process safety management techniques: Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA), Process Hazard Assessment (PHA), Layers of Protection (LOPA), RAP (Risk Assessment & Prioritization) and RAM (Risk Assessment for Machines).

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

  • Possess a bachelor's degree or higher in Chemical Engineering and/or a master’s degree in Safety or an engineering-related field from an accredited institution

  • Possess one or more of the following certifications: Professional Engineer (PE); Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals or CCPS Process Safety Professional Certification (CCPSC).

  • Experience leading EHS incident investigations, and self-assessments / audits

  • Experience supporting major capital projects

  • Experience supporting manufacturing site wide EHS programs, systems, and processes

Travel: May include up to 5% domestic

Relocation Assistance: May be 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 

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