Sr. Application Engineer (Maplewood, MN)
Maplewood , Minnesota
October 20, 2017
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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Senior Application Engineer for the Display Materials and Systems Division (DMSD) located in Maplewood, MN. Here, you go.

Job Summary:
The person hired for the position of Senior Application Engineer will support the growth of the Specialty Display Products Group across a variety of display markets with the objective of finding new applications for screen protection, privacy, and display enhancement products and increasing the sales in established applications. The AE role has many facets to support the development of new business opportunities and products. The AE will need to work closely internally with sales, marketing and laboratory teams and externally with 3M customers.

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Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Internally with the sales, marketing and laboratory teams to:
  • Define the market value and competition for current and developing products
  • Create demonstrations illustrating product value and advantages
  • Provide technical data to support strategy development and business decisions
  • Build promotional materials for customers and trade shows
  • Identify emerging trends and new opportunities
  • Support New Product Introduction (NPI) efforts with system level knowledge and testing
  • Communicate market opportunities and customer requirements
  • Provide guidance and training to technical service, business team, sales, customer service, and global team
  • Develop test methods relevant to customer uses
  • Scout 3M technology for new product opportunities

Externally with domestic and global 3M customers to:
  • Develop the customer by teaching about the possibility of 3M products and technologies
  • Present data and solve problems by traveling to the customer
  • Lead the 3M global team on key account issues
  • Understand and represent the customer position to internal teams

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a Science or Engineering discipline from an accredited university
  • Minimum two (2) years of combined experience working in a manufacturing and/or laboratory environment

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Optics/Optical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or related discipline from an accredited university
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience with key account engagement and/or technical sales/service
  • Capability and familiarity with optical display and film testing equipment and methods
  • Experience with external communications (oral, written, and digital)
  • Approachable, self-starter who is adaptable to a variety of technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize competing tasks and/or manage projects in a fast moving environment
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative problem solver tempered by practical experience
  • Ability to teach and engage across a variety of cultures and disciplines
  • Experience working on a global cross functional team
  • Microsoft Office proficient, Minitab a plus

Location: Maplewood, MN
Travel: May include up to 20% domestic/international
Relocation: Is not authorized

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