Lean Value Stream Engineer (Brookings, SD) at 3M in Brookings, South Dakota

Posted in General Business 8 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Job Description:

Lean Value Stream Engineer (Brookings, SD)

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.

“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 Lean Value Stream 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:


  • Lead cross-functionally with sourcing, supply chain, laboratory and marketing to deliver the business operating plans


  • Participate on new product development teams to take products through the commercialization process to launch


  • Initiate and lead Lean Six Sigma  and cost improvement projects


  • Manage strategic source of supply projects


  • Manage documentation of product cost, quality, process understanding and specifications


Company Vehicle

This position requires driving a company vehicle, which will require pre-employment and ongoing review of motor vehicle history for candidates who are offered and hired for this position (if applicable)

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


  • Current, valid Driver’s License


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


  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification


  • Demonstrated use of skills and knowledge of equipment, systems, materials, processes, and procedures to solve manufacturing problems


  • Six sigma project leadership experience


  • Effective project management skills with proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget


  • Ability to understand and apply lean, analytical and statistics tools


  • Cross-functional team leadership experience


Travel: May include up to 10% domestic travel

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 

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.

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: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/careers-us/working-at-3m/benefits/

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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