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3M Manufacturing Technology Engineer in Austin, Texas

Job Description:

Manufacturing Technology Engineer

Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 96,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

“A long-lasting career at 3M comes from having vision, imagination and the ability to see what doesn’t exist. 3Mers are groundbreaking innovators and it’s important that we give every person the space for disruptive and creative thinking.” – John Banovetz, senior vice president and chief technology officer at 3M

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

The impact the successful candidate will make in this Role:

The Safety and Industrial Business Group Hardgoods Value Stream organization supports a variety of technologies required to support hardgoods oriented product manufacturing. This will include injection molding, extrusion, automated assembly, metal forming, electronics manufacturing, and tools/applicator fabrication at both internal and outsource manufacturing locations. This position is within the Hardgoods Value Stream within 3M SIBG Operations group.

As a Manufacturing Technology Engineer, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Developing and deploying new technologies for electrical and electronic hardgoods manufacturing systems, providing new growth opportunities in addition to supporting existing 3M products and businesses

  • Developing subject matter expertise in value stream improvement and technologies to advance sustainable manufacturing processes while providing consistently high levels of service to customers.

  • Applying fundamental engineering and supply chain operations principles to develop and enable end to end value stream optimization and improvement.

  • Demonstrating leadership skills with new product development teams from commercialization process to launch.

  • Collaborating with a combination of internal, third-party and offshore development teams.

  • Leading multi-disciplinary, multi-site teams to implement and improve value stream design for electronic hardware products used in global Electrical Markets applications.

  • Conducting cost-benefit analysis on manufacturing operations to develop recommendations and prioritize opportunities based on sound economic and technical principles

Your Skills and Expertise

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in an engineering discipline (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Five (5) years of combined manufacturing, laboratory, and/or engineering experience in a private, public, government or military environment

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Chemical, or Electrical Engineering (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Seven (7) combined years in manufacturing or engineering experience

  • Lean Six Sigma trained (Green Belt or Black Belt) and experience leading high impact LSS projects

  • Experience working with manufacturing plants, suppliers and subcontractors globally to manage product cost, quality and service

  • Experience with hardgoods manufacturing, injection molding, extrusion, and assembly operation process scale-up (Lab->Pilot->Manufacturing) and technology transfers.

  • Experience identifying new technology or value stream improvement by collaborating with a combination of internal manufacturing, vendors, third-party, and offshore development and manufacturing teams.

  • Experience with identifying outsource manufacturing vendors for new product scale-up and establishing the associated supply chain and sourcing value stream.

  • Experience managing applications and support of technologies and/or and product value streams across multiple global manufacturing locations.

  • Demonstrated strength in process and manufacturing engineering problem solving and cross-functional project management skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong networking, interpersonal and leadership skills

Travel: May include up to 20% (domestic & international)

Relocation Assistance: May be authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Supporting Your Well-being

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.

Resources for You

For more details on what happens before, during and after the interview process, check out the Insights for Candidates page at 3M.com/careers.

Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M.

Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties.

3M is an equal opportunity employer. 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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