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Manufacturing Process Engineer (Indianapolis, IN) at 3M in Indianapolis, Indiana

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Description:

Manufacturing Process Engineer (Indianapolis, IN)

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 other curious, creative 3Mers.

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

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As a Manufacturing Process 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:

  • Identifying, initiating, and leading projects to improve process safety, quality, service, cost, capacity, and productivity through engineering and Lean Six Sigma methods.

  • Improving process capability on manufacturing equipment using a variety of tools which includes standard work, tier reviews, and kaizens.

  • Troubleshooting defects and variation, performing root cause analysis, applying systematic problem-solving techniques, and implementing sustainable solutions.

  • Engaging in daily operations to resolve equipment downtime issues, assure quality and productivity, and meet service targets.

  • Creating and maintaining product/process documentation, including specifications and test methods.

  • Establishing an extensive network of support (laboratory, quality, financial, manufacturing, engineering, sales and marketing) to help facilitate completion of assignments.

  • Communicating at all levels of the organization to drive direction. Function as a technical resource within immediate work group.

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


  • Associate's Degree in a technical field (completed and verified prior to start) and three (3) years of manufacturing experience in a private, public, government or military environment

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

  • Experience in manufacturing engineering within a manufacturing and/or industrial setting with demonstrated strength in engineering/technical skills.

  • Experience with converting, light assembly, or molding equipment.

  • Training and experience in Lean manufacturing methods, statistics, SPC, DOE, and Six Sigma are beneficial; Green Belt/Black Belt certification is a plus.

  • Demonstrated capability and knowledge of equipment reliability concepts and methods.

  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and remain flexible to changes

  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and Access.

  • Project leadership experience.

Travel: May include up to 5% domestic travel

Relocation Assistance: May be authorized

Work location: Indianapolis, IN

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. 

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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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