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3M Electrical Controls Systems Technician in Knoxville, Iowa

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Job TitleElectrical Systems Control Technician

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.

“3M’s culture is driven by curious, spirited and collaborative people who are constantly asking ‘What if?’ And the many talents of 3Mers around the globe have me incredibly excited about what’s to come next.” – Kristen Ludgate, senior vice president of Human Resources at 3M

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

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As a(n) Electrical Systems Control Technician, 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:

  • Responsible to layout, facilitate, plan, and document the installation, maintenance, repair, replacement, modification, troubleshooting, diagnostics, programming and optimization of new and existing manufacturing equipment and all the associated control of that equipment.

  • Must be able to apply and implement local, state, federal, and 3M safety and operability codes & regulations.

  • Provides production and engineering advanced systems expertise on new and existing equipment

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:

  • Possess a High School Diploma/GED or higher

  • Minimum of five (5) years industrial electrical or electronics experience OR an Associate's degree or higher in an electrical or electronics discipline

  • Ability to work overtime, weekend work, working on holidays as needed

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

  • Minimum of five (5) years industrial electrical or electronics experience AND an Associate's degree (or greater) in an electrical or electronics discipline. Minimum of three (3) years of System Control experience

  • Experience diagnosing and repairing the following types of equipment in a manufacturing environment: Electrical Power Supply, Machine Control Devices, Pneumatics, and Hydraulics

  • Experience with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Human Interfaces (HMIs), Analog and digital AC/DC drive systems, Pneumatic/hydraulic systems, Calibration/Metrology, and the National Electric Code

  • Direct experience within a manufacturing setting with the following: Laser capabilities, Web handling, Tension control, and Precision motion and robotics

  • Self-motivate, team oriented, and excellent interpersonal skills

Travel: May include up to 0%

Relocation Assistance: Is not 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

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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.

Please note: your application may not be considered if you do not provide your education and work history, either by: 1) uploading a resume, or 2) entering the information into the application fields directly.

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