3M Manufacturing Engineer ∞ (Knoxville, IA) in Knoxville, Iowa

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $30 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world.

3M has a long-standing reputation as a company committed to innovation. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and creativity. We gain new insight from diverse thinking, and take risks on new ideas.

Here, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.

Job Description:

3M is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer for the Industrial Business Group within the Industrial Adhesives & Tapes Division located in Knoxville, IA. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.

Job Summary:

The person hired for the position of Manufacturing Engineer will be supporting the IATD Converting Manufacturing Operation and will be expected to drive results in EHS, Quality, and Productivity to align with Plant Goals.

For additional business group/division/product information, please visit: 3M VHB Tapes

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Identify and implement programs that reduce unit costs

  • Identify and implement programs that improve quality and productivity

  • Optimizes manufacturing processes and provides technical support for manufacturing

  • Develops and maintains Production Standards

  • Actively participates in the development of new products and processes to promote business growth and productivity targets, including scale-up, equipment and process qualification and validation

  • Leads and manages Capital projects in conjunction with Division Engineering

  • Utilize Lean/Six Sigma Manufacturing Methods to improve processes and reduce waste

  • Drive root cause identification and resolution of process and product upsets

  • Monitor and improve processes using Statistics and SPC

  • Improve Environmental, Health, and Safety of the manufacturing operation through leadership of EHS improvement projects and Process Hazard Management

  • Actively participates in EHS Committees and Programs

  • Must be available to support operations during the off-shifts

  • Development of Standard Work Procedures in support of process improvements, trains and develops workforce as needed to advance the operation

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Previous combined engineering and/or manufacturing experience (internship/co-op experience applies) in a private, public, government or military environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cross functional team contributions and leadership skills

  • Experience with leading DMAIC Six Sigma projects – Green Belt or Black Belt Certified

  • Experience with developing and implementing Lean Systems and Standard Work

  • 2+ years Engineering or Manufacturing experience

  • Solid analytical and statistical skills

  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills, both written & oral

Location: Knoxville, Iowa

Travel: May include up to 5% Domestic

Relocation: Is authorized

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

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

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

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.

3M Global Terms of Use and Privacy Statement

Carefully read these Terms of Use before using this website. Your access to and use of this website and application for a job at 3M are conditioned on your acceptance and compliance with these terms.

Please access the linked document by clicking here, select the country where you are applying for employment, and review. Before submitting your application you will be asked to confirm your agreement with the terms.

3M is science applied to life.

At 3M, we are in your cell phone. We are in your car. We are at your doctor’s office. You are never more than 10 feet from a 3M product.

3M helps make it possible for many other companies to do what they do.

At 3M, we produce a mind-bending 55,000 products. Our technology expertise started over 100 years ago with ceramics, turning minerals into sandpaper. This expertise has grown to span 46 technology platforms, with thousands of products and applications.

Our scientists are experts at combining our core technologies to invent a surprising range of products. Our people and our products reshape the way we live our lives every day.

From celebrating new ideas to uncovering fresh uses for tried and true products, 3M solves problems for people, for communities and customers around the world.