Technical Aide
Maplewood , Minnesota
November 24, 2016
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Job Description:

Job Summary:
This particular position is a temporary, part-time assignment with 3M's Technical Aide Program. The Technical Aide Program is designed to support the 3M technical community. It is a great way to get relevant work experience that complements your education.

The person hired for this Technical Aide position will be working in 3M's Energy Components lab primarily on fuel cell membranes. Work will be related to fabrication and characterization of materials used in fuel cells, electrolyzers, and flow batteries.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Complete routine material characterization on membrane films such as acid/base titrations, tensile test measurements, and water uptake measurements.
  • Prepare solutions for lab scale and pilot scale fabrication of membrane materials.
  • Record and analyze data form designed experiments.
  • Assemble components for evaluation in fuel cell test equipment.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Completed at least one (1) semester of a post high school degree program from an accredited college or university or three (3) years of 3M experience as a technician in lieu of the above education requirements

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program in chemistry, chemical engineering, physics or related field from an accredited university.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of undergraduate class work completed.
  • Prior experience working in a laboratory setting such as undergraduate organic chemistry or similar classes or previous employment in a laboratory setting.
  • Experience using Microsoft Word and Excel. Proficiency with Excel and the ability to write and edit macros for data reduction is preferred.
  • Good record keeping and organizational skills.
  • Transportation to 3M.

Location: Maplewood, MN
Travel: none
Relocation: Is not authorized

This position part-time, temporary and is limited to working 899 hours per service credit year.

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