Product Development Specialist
Location:
Maplewood , Minnesota
Posted:
November 11, 2016
Reference:
R00014303
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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Product Development Specialist for the Automotive Aftermarket Division located in Maplewood, Minnesota. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.

Job Summary:
The person hired for the position of Product Development Specialist will lead and support major new product introduction programs in the Paint and Finish business unit of the Automotive Aftermarket Division, with a focus on developing new product platforms in Paint Application Systems.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Developing, implementing, and integrating new technology platforms to fundamentally improve existing products and develop new Class 4 and 5 products.
  • Implementing a rigorous combination of computational fluid dynamics, visualization, and experimental verification to support and guide new product and platform development projects.
  • Working with customers to identify market trends and customer needs to build a healthy new product pipeline.
  • Building product and technology roadmaps and intellectual property plans.
  • Collaborating freely across functions (development, marketing, manufacturing) to ensure ultimate project success.
  • Is a self-starter in identifying what is critical to the success of the project.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline from an accredited university
  • Minimum of three (3) years of product or technology development experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering (with an emphasis on fluid mechanics) from an accredited university
  • Experience with both theoretical and experimental product development and prototyping
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative team environment

Location: Maplewood, MN
Travel: May include up to 10%
Relocation: Is not authorized

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