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Engineer at 3M in Dekalb, Illinois

Posted in Engineering 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Description:


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 an 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:

  • Support CI

  • Run LMS and engineered standards

  • Identify bottlenecks in pick, pack, ship processes.

  • Implement WFM

  • Revisit slotting tool that will handle 2 standards deviations of sku velocity variance and seasonality

  • Focus on location utilization

  • Capital Planning. Leads the global capital planning process for assigned divisions, businesses, and/or plants. Executes capital spending in alignment with the operating units' strategic plans and financial goals. Provides input related to capital needs, plans, and impact to division personnel. Understands financial statements and the impact capital investments have on the business’ P&L. Participates in division decision-making, including factors such as technology options, investment requirements, acquisition reviews, renewal spending, and site selection. Acts as a resource to identify and leverage corporate and external resources to achieve productivity and financial goals.

  • Engineering Technology. Develops new and advances existing technologies to maintain 3M’s leading position and meet future business needs. Identifies and fills gaps in technical expertise to support current and future business needs. Plays a key role in maintaining 3M's intellectual property. (15%)

  • Compliance/Protect the Corporation. Manages processes with a moderate to large component of risk such as OSHA covered, highly regulated, or hazardous components/operations. Protects the company’s employees, assets, and intellectual property. Ensures compliance to environmental, health, safety, regulatory, intellectual property and accounting requirements. Provides direction for effective and consistent use of design standards and guidelines. Promotes and drives corporate programs/initiatives, and compliance with professional and quality standards and corporate policies and procedures. Acts in a manner consistent with 3M’s values, practices, and ethical standards.

  •  Leadership Activities. Works closely with business partners to develop capital investment projects that align with the client’s operational and strategic objectives. Serves actively as a member of the Engineering Council. Sponsors, leads, and participates on engineering committees and teams. May serve as the Engineering representative on corporate committees.

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)

  • Twelve (12) years of engineering experience in a private, public, government or military environment

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

  • Demonstrated strong leadership ability, history of leading high-performance teams and managing others

  • Expertise with the most current theories and practices in plant engineering controls and technology as well as overall operations optimization.

  • Experience with new product introductions, plant expansions, equipment start-up & qualifications, and process/OEE optimization

  • Knowledge and certification in Lean Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing methodologies

Travel: May include up to 10% domestic/international

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. 

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Applicable to US Applicants Only:The expected compensation range for this position is $201,308 - $246,043, which includes base pay plus variable incentive pay, if eligible. This range represents a good faith estimate for this position. The specific compensation offered to a candidate may vary based on factors including, but not limited to, the candidate’s relevant knowledge, training, skills, work location, and/or experience. In addition, this position may be eligible for a range of benefits (e.g., Medical, Dental & Vision, Health Savings Accounts, Health Care & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, Disability Benefits, Life Insurance, Voluntary Benefits, Paid Absences and Retirement Benefits, etc.). Additional information is available at:

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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.

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