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3M Advanced Manufacturing Engineer in Ames, Iowa

Job Description:

The person hired for the position of Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for making and lamination operations in the 3M Ames, IA plant. The person hired for the position of Manufacturing Engineer will apply broad knowledge and extensive experience to deal with variations in work conditions and operations to solve complex and diverse problems to deliver results for EHS, quality, customer service, cost reductions and new product development.

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

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Drive continuous improvement in lean manufacturing operations.

  • Lead Lean Six Sigma projects for process efficiency and waste reduction. Use project management tools to convey objectives, timelines, obstacles, and next steps.

  • Development and implementation of improvements related to safety, quality, service, and cost.

  • Determine and implement capital improvement projects.

  • Provide daily engineering support for assigned areas including occasional availability on nights/weekends.

  • Communicate proactively with key stakeholders (plant, division) on assigned projects and daily assignments.

  • Understand and use statistical analysis and PPU to improve process. Lead investigation and root cause analysis of customer complaints.

Your Skills and Expertise

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M is looking for candidates who must have the following qualifications:

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

  • Minimum of one (1) year manufacturing experience in a private, public, government or military environment

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

  • Minimum of two (2) years experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering from an accredited institution

  • Experience in leading multi-functional teams through complex projects from planning to completion

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills. Experience with Six Sigma and Lean

  • Effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills

Travel: May include up to 10% Domestic

Relocation Assistance: 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.

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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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