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Manufacturing Engineer* (Springfield, MO) at 3M in Springfield, Missouri

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Description:

Manufacturing 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

As a Manufacturing 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. Drive continuous improvement in lean manufacturing operations.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Development and implementation of improvements related to safety, quality, service, and cost (productivity)

  • Driving cost and productivity improvements by leading Lean Six Sigma projects with a variety of toolsets, including:  DMAIC, standard work development, tier reviews and kaizens

  • Development and implementation of cross-functional projects, plans, and programs in support of business and strategic plans new process start-ups, new process technology integration, aggressive cost reduction, and supply chain improvement using Lean Six Sigma tools

  • Proactively communicates project direction and status to appropriate personnel

  • Engagement and involvement in daily operations to meet service targets, including direction/support of maintenance and division engineering activities

  • Realize growth opportunities by guiding new product introduction efforts and completing experimental runs

  • Representing 3M Springfield Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division (IATD) during internal and external customer interactions and audits

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 in a Science or Engineering discipline (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Two (2) years of experience in a manufacturing/production environment (private, public, government or military)

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

  • Master's degree or higher in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related discipline (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Demonstrated project leadership abilities on highly technical and complex projects

  • Ability to lead and contribute across a multi-disciplinary team

  • Experience in supporting new product development and commercialization

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills

  • Experience in Lean Six Sigma/Quality Improvement

  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation)

  • Microsoft Office proficient, Minitab a plus

  • Five (5) years of experience in a manufacturing/production environment (private, public, government or military)

Travel: May include up to up to 10%

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 

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

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

Our approach to flexibility is called Work Your Way, which puts employees first and drives well-being in ways that enable 3M’s business and performance goals. You have flexibility in where and when work gets done. It all depends on where and when you can do your best work.

Pay & Benefits Overview:

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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