Senior Product Engineer*
Maplewood , Minnesota
December 18, 2017
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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Product Engineer for the EMD Division located in Maplewood, MN. Be part of what's next!

Job Summary:
The person hired for the position of Product Engineer will support the solar energy related products for the Renewable Solutions business within EMD. These products are based on 3M's core technologies including films, coatings, adhesives, and tapes.

This person will work with plants, customers, marketing, and product development teams. Individual must work well in fast-paced cross-functional environment working with laboratory, manufacturing and business groups and should be able to manage multiple projects effectively.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Drive manufacturing cost and product yield improvement projects
  • Lead local and global management of change projects focused on communication, risk evaluation and execution of process and product changes
  • Support local and global manufacturing teams on rapid resolution of customer complaints; including timely response, communication and implementation of corrective actions
  • Lead and support quality improvement projects in manufacturing
  • Use Lean, Six Sigma and Value Stream tools to drive improvements
  • Lead manufacturing technology advancements
  • Perform capability assessments and cost estimates for new opportunities
  • Lead successful NPI scale up and launch of new products
  • Drive process development, recommend new equipment and modification to support cost improvements and new product introductions
  • Maintain awareness of customer needs and industry trends and translate those into measurable specifications and test methods for product development and manufacturing

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in an engineering discipline from an accredited university
  • Minimum five (5) or more combined years of engineering experience in a manufacturing role and/or experience with product/process development

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum one (1) year experience utilizing statistical tools in problem solving
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience on working in a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum one (1) year experience working with outsource operations and products
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience on New Product Development and Commercialization Teams
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience on Quality Improvement and Cost Reduction projects

Location: Maplewood, MN
Travel: May include up to 20% domestic/international
Relocation: Is authorized

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.
3M relocation plans vary. For more information on the relocation plan for this position, please contact the internal contact listed on the requisition.
Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).
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