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3M Laboratory Technician in Maplewood, Minnesota

Job Description:

Laboratory 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.

“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, executive vice president, chief technology officer and environmental responsibility 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 RoleAs a Laboratory 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:

  • Preparing lab-scale samples of adhesive and specialty polymers

  • Conducting a variety of polymer characterization tests

  • Recording lab activities and observations in a laboratory notebook, tabulating and describing results

  • Communicating test results to customer partners

  • Developing and modifying existing test methods and/or equipment as needed

  • Working closely with support personnel to ensure equipment is operating safety and efficiently

  • Ensuring all regulatory and safety requirements are met

  • Candidates may work with chemicals, powders, and adhesives in small scale processes as well as cleaning

  • Other duties as assigned

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

  • High school diploma/GED or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • One (1) combined year of laboratory, manufacturing and/or pilot plant 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 science discipline

  • Five (5) years experience handling chemicals and materials in a testing or laboratory environment

  • Experience with adhesive test methods

  • Intermediate computer knowledge

  • Strong technical and/or mechanical background

  • Self-starter with hands-on approach to problem solving

Travel: None anticipated

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

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.

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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