Optimized Operations (O2) Engineer (Forest City, IA)
Forest City , Iowa
December 19, 2016
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Job Description:

3M is seeking an Engineer for the Optimized Operations (O2) Program. This position will be located in Forest City, IA .

3M Optimized Operations (O2) is a manufacturing based leadership development program, that provides recent Engineering, Supply Chain, and Environment Health & Safety 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 one of our manufacturing facilities. Click on 3M O2 for more program details.

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

Roles and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Participating in extensive training such as Lean Six Sigma, project management and leadership development, enabling them to be placed into a manufacturing location with enhanced ability to contribute quickly to process improvements that assist the entire supply chain.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for conducting assigned, well-defined technical tasks usually associated with Process and Product Understanding within a manufacturing environment.
  • Complete 5 weeks of O2 training and lead at least one Green Belt project.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Recent graduates (of any age) who are in the last year of completing a Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering from an accredited university, or have completed such a degree within the last three years
  • Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Previous internship, co-op, and/or industry work experience is required

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Chemical, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering from an accredited university is preferred.
  • Previous or current 3M and/or other manufacturing 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

***Proposed start date for this position January 2017

Location: Forest City, IA
Travel: May include up to 10% domestic travel
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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