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Senior Application Engineer at 3M in Maplewood, Minnesota

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Description:

Job Title
Senior Application Engineer in adhesives and bonding

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 Senior Application 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:

  • Working closely with customers to capture their needs and creatively translate them into solutions that are either existing products or actionable requirements for new products.

  • Be an advocate for the customer within the 3M organization to meet development timelines and build schedules.

  • Maintain/strengthen relationship with key account customer thru regular visits, training, and tech events.

  • Be a member of global cross functional new product development teams.

  • Developing, supervising and performing product evaluations to demonstrate product performance for our customers.

  • Understanding, develop and defend intellectual property in display materials.

  • Communicating (oral and written) effectively with our customers and team members.

  • Coach junior application engineers to work effectively with our customers and with 3M product development teams.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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 engineering/science field (completed and verified prior to start)

  • Three (3) years of industrial experience in a private, public, government or military environment

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

  • Bachelor degree or higher in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Polymer Science, Material Science, Physics or a related discipline from an accredited university

  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills

  • Experience with consumer electronic (LCD ,OLED and ARVR) display design

  • Experience and knowledge of consumer electronic manufacturing and assembly processes

  • Experience in translating customer demands into the technical aspects of applications

  • Strong process improvement skills and deep understanding of controls and compliance

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Teams

  • Detail-oriented, with the ability to independently manage workload in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to integrate quickly into a small team technical team

  • Strong customer relations and interpersonal skills. Presenting results to technical and non-technical stakeholders/customers.

Work location:

  • 3M Center, Maplewood, MN

Travel: May include up to 15% 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 $119,076 - $145,537, 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.

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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