Internship - Optimized Operations ( O2 ) Engineering Intern*
Location:
Maplewood , Minnesota
Posted:
October 21, 2017
Reference:
R00043920
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Job Description:

3M is seeking an Engineering Intern for the Optimized Operations (O2) Program for Summer 2018. This position will be located in one of our United States locations.

As an intern, you can grow through challenging work, get involved in meaningful projects and receive great coaching from our leaders. Here, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.

An internship is a temporary position within 3M. Interns typically work a full-time schedule throughout a 10-12 week assignment. This position is limited to working 899 hours per service credit year. 3M provides eligible interns with temporary housing and round-trip travel reimbursement in accordance with current policy.

Optimized Operations at 3M:
3M Optimized Operations (O2) is a supply chain based program that provides recent graduates with a world of opportunity to jump start their careers. It includes fast paced training in Lean Six Sigma, advanced statistics, project leadership, supply chain principles and applied learning. O2s have the opportunity to interact and network with senior leadership to make a real impact to our operations. Visit 3M.com/careers-O2 for more program details.

Job Summary:
The Optimized Operations (O2) Engineering Intern's role is to acquire general knowledge and understanding quickly and successfully by running a series of focused projects within the 3M supply chain environment.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Participating in extensive training such as Lean Six Sigma, project management and leadership development
  • Providing leadership on assigned projects, with mentoring, to develop proficiency using established methods, practices, and concepts that are heavily weighted by Six Sigma methodology and focused on Lean Manufacturing Principles
  • Project work may include productivity improvements, changeover reduction, cycle time reduction, quality improvements, waste reduction, process control improvements, etc.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering from an accredited university
  • Current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be willing to be located anywhere in the continental United States for the length of the O2 Internship

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree or higher in Chemical, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering from an accredited university
  • Previous or current internship or co-op intern experience
  • Previous experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong computer skills
  • Ability to work on cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, organizational skills, process control, and statistical knowledge Demonstrated experience with flexible work locations

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

Responsibilities of this position may include direct and/or indirect physical or logical access to information, systems, technologies subjected to the regulations/compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws.

U.S. Export Control laws and U.S. Government Department of Defense contracts and sub-contracts impose certain restrictions on companies and their ability to share export-controlled and other technology and services with certain \"non-U.S. persons\" (persons who are not U.S. citizens or nationals, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., refugees, \"Temporary Residents\" (granted Amnesty or Special Agricultural Worker provisions), or persons granted asylum (but excluding persons in nonimmigrant status such as H-1B, L-1, F-1, etc.) or non-U.S. citizens.

To comply with these laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within 3M that may present access to export controlled technical data, 3M must assess employees' U.S. person status, as well as citizenship(s).

The questions asked in this application are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only. Failure to provide the necessary information in this regard will result in our inability to consider you further for this particular position. The decision whether or not to file or pursue an export license application is at 3M Company's sole election.

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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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