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Control Systems Engineer at 3M in Maplewood, Minnesota

Posted in Engineering 11 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Job Description:

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT AN ACTIVE JOB OPENING BUT RATHER A MEANS TO BUILD A PIPELINE OF INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH US IN THE FUTURE.

At 3M, we believe in proactively connecting with exceptional candidates who align with our values and possess the skills and expertise we seek. By creating this pipeline, we aim to establish a network of potential candidates who can be considered for future positions that match their qualifications and aspirations.

We are seeking highly skilled and motivated individuals to fill upcoming Control Systems Engineer positions across our different plant locations in the US. As a key member of our plant operations, you will play a critical role in designing, implementing, and optimizing control systems to ensure the efficient and reliable operation of our manufacturing processes. If you are passionate about automation, problem-solving, and driving operational excellence, we invite you to apply.

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 Control Systems 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. We have opportunities at numerous 3M manufacturing plant locations throughout the Mid-West region of the United States. Here you will make an impact by:


  • Design, develop, and implement control systems for manufacturing processes, ensuring optimal performance, efficiency, and reliability.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand process requirements and develop control strategies to meet operational goals.

  • Program and configure PLCs, DCS, SCADA systems, and other control devices to monitor and control process variables.

  • Conduct system testing, troubleshooting, and optimization to ensure proper functionality and adherence to specifications.

  • Develop and maintain documentation, including control system design specifications, functional descriptions, and operating procedures.

  • Collaborate with maintenance teams to diagnose and resolve control system issues, ensuring minimal downtime and efficient repairs.

  • Stay updated on emerging technologies, industry trends, and regulatory changes related to control systems, and proactively implement necessary changes to improve processes and ensure compliance.

  • Participate in the design and implementation of process automation projects, including system integration and software development.

  • Provide technical support and training to plant personnel, including operators and maintenance teams, to ensure effective operation and troubleshooting of control systems.

  • Collaborate with external vendors and contractors to procure control system equipment, software, and services, ensuring compliance with project requirements and budget constraints.

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 Electrical Engineering, Control Systems Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Three (3) years of experience in control systems design, implementation, and optimization in a private, public, government or military environment.

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


  • Three (3) years of experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Strong knowledge of control system principles, including PLCs, DCS, SCADA systems, and industrial communication protocols. Experience with HMI development and configuration is highly desirable.

  • Proficiency in programming languages such as ladder logic, structured text, or function block diagram.

  • Familiarity with process instrumentation, sensors, and actuators used in industrial control systems.

  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills to diagnose and resolve control system issues.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.

  • Detail-oriented mindset with a focus on accuracy and quality in all aspects of work.

Work Location: On-site USA

Travel: May include up to 10% domestic travel

Relocation: May be authorized

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT AN ACTIVE JOB OPENING BUT RATHER A MEANS TO BUILD A PIPELINE OF INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH US IN THE FUTURE.

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: 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.

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