Manufacturing Engineer
Wausau , Wisconsin
January 10, 2017
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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Process/Manufacturing Engineer for the Industrial Mineral Products Division located in Wausau, Wisconsin

Job Summary:
The person hired for the position of Process/Manufacturing Engineer will primarily be responsible for supporting the Coloring and Shipping departments in both Wausau Downtown plants. 3M Wausau is comprised of about 150 employees. Wausau is located 175 miles east of the Twin Cities in central Wisconsin

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Provides engineering leadership for the Coloring and Shipping operations
  • Establishes a network of resources and contacts to meet business goals and customer needs
  • Utilizes technical skills to compile and review information to evaluate project scope, equipment specifications and other project requirements
  • Monitors product factory cost and initiates continuous improvement projects
  • Leads and participates in multiple Lean and Six Sigma projects focused on productivity and quality system improvements & technologies in support of the Coloring and Shipping departments
  • Utilizes project management skills to organize and execute projects
  • Supports site and focus factory resources with process improvements
  • Drives understanding of key customer needs and monitors process capabilities
  • Reports project implementation, cost and status to appropriate person
  • Troubleshooting process problems, supporting new process introductions, & providing accurate documentation
  • Leads disruptive technology projects within assigned department(s). Including project scoping, technology search, project justification, basic design, assist with project management, and lead implementation and troubleshooting. Manage proprietary information.
  • Leads process reliability improvement projects
  • Cross functional team leadership for new process start-ups, new process technology integration, cost reduction, and supply chain improvement using Lean Six Sigma
  • Supports factory experiments for new products and product modifications (example: RM substitutions)
  • Willingness to be on-call (interest question)

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university
  • One (1) year of engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering
  • Minimum of three years working within a manufacturing and/or process engineering environment
  • Minimum of one year of experience with DMAIC and Business Excellence
  • Minimum of three years' experience with lean manufacturing in a production environment
  • Minimum of three years working with cross-functional teams
  • Experience in aggregate or granular process operations
  • Minimum of three years' experience with Minitab
  • Demonstrated strength in engineering/technical skills
  • Self-starter/self-directed that leads with high energy and passion
  • Proven track of continuous process improvement
  • Effective facilitation, communication and teaching skills
  • Ability to engage and influence all levels of the organization
  • Ability to multi-task and handle large workloads under time constraints

Location: Wausau, Wisconsin
Travel: May include up to 25% domestic
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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