Fire Protection Engineer (Maplewood, MN)
Maplewood , Minnesota
December 16, 2017
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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Fire Protection Engineer for the Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division (IATD) Laboratory located in Maplewood, MN. Here, you go.

Job Summary:
The person hired for the position of Fire Protection Engineer will develop product applications in the Fire Protection business unit of Adhesives and Sealants. This position will work with marketing to drive the passive fire protection business with an emphasis on fire-resistive construction joints. Work includes supporting the sales of existing products into the passive fire protection segment by working with our sales team on application understanding, engineering evaluations, and test planning and assembly. This position will have the responsibility for maintaining several product families sold within the Fire Protection business unit, as well as collaborating on cross functional new product introduction teams. IATD is an International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/Technical Specifications (TS) certified lab.

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Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Provide engineering evaluations for passive fire protection applications
  • Support of cross functional teams on new product introduction and product maintenance
  • Providing test configuration and set up in accordance with recognized standards
  • Training customers, sales representatives, and international colleagues
  • Interfacing with 3rd party testing agencies
  • Collaborate with Research & Development and Marketing

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline from an accredited university
  • Minimum of three (3) years of combined experience working within a construction industry, test laboratory and/or engineering environment

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Safety Engineering or related discipline from an accredited institution
  • Commercial construction industry experience (including passive firestop trade)
  • Test laboratory experience
  • Minimum of five (5) years of Application Engineering/Technical Service experience
  • Experience in the fire protection market segment
  • Technical expertise and practical experience with construction adhesives
  • Expertise in fire-resistive construction joint installation
  • Adept at influencing construction specifications; Conversant at all stakeholder levels: Building Owner, Architect, Code Officials, General Contractors, Sub-Contractors (management and skilled trade professionals)
  • Understanding of U.S. and Global building codes
  • Data analysis and database management
  • Computer drafting (2D & 3D)
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Expertise with Underwriters Laboratories (UL), American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM), International Organization for Standardization ()ISO and European Norm (EN) fire test standards
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Microsoft Office proficient

Location: Maplewood, MN
Travel: May include up to 25% domestic/international
Relocation: Is authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

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