Process Instrumentation & Control Systems Engineer at 3M in Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Posted in Architecture 8 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Job Description:

Process Instrumentation & Control Systems 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 96,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

“For more than 30 years at 3M, I’ve seen firsthand how it’s a place where curious, creative and collaborative people thrive and build a rewarding career. As a leader in this company, my goal is to ensure each 3Mer sees and feels the positive impact we’re making around the world” – Mike Roman, chief executive officer and chairman, 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
In this position, the candidate will be responsible for the specification, design, and integration of control systems. 

As a Controls 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 daily process instrumentation & control support for waste receiving and disposal operations to meet waste regulations as well as safety, environmental, & productivity objectives

  • Monitoring and optimizing control system operation through system log files, operator screens, historical data, and trend data

  • Tracking and analyzing data to identify issues and provide guidance to improve waste receiving and disposal operations

  • Maintaining back-ups for computer systems, PLC programs, Wonderware code and HMI screens, monthly tape back-up for strawman (unix machine)

  • Modifying and creating programs for PLCs, FactoryTalk View Site Edition HMI applications, and Wonderware functions and HMI screens for projects

  • Leading and participating in safety & environmental reviews (incident investigations, Process Hazard Analysis, Pre-startup Safety Reviews, Management of Change Reviews)

Your Skills and Expertise 
To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:


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

  • Three (3) years of electrical engineering technology experience in a private, public, government and/or military environment

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


  • Minimum one (1) year of machine control system design and commissioning experience

  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology

  • Experience with Allen-Bradley controls systems and hardware

  • Experience with Rockwell Automation Studio 5000 and FactoryTalk View Site Edition HMI applications

  • Experience with Wonderware software

  • Experience with PLC programming

Travel: May include up to 10% 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).

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.

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. 

Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M.

Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties.

3M is an equal opportunity employer.  3M  will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

Please note: your application may not be considered if you do not provide your education and work history, either by: 1) uploading a resume, or 2) entering the information into the application fields directly.

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