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3M Sr. Quality Engineer* in Maplewood, Minnesota

Job Description:

Sr. Quality 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 93,000 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 You’ll Make in this Role

As a Sr. Quality Engineer for the Bonding and Converter Solutions Business Team (B&CS) withing the Industrial Tapes and Adhesives Division (IATD), 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:

  • Actively participating on and coaching multiple Business Teams.

  • Providing Quality Engineering support for Global Product Launches as an integral part of electronic 3M Grow project teams.

  • Communicating to IATD Leadership on Quality Metrics and performance.

  • Supporting Manufacturing and Application Engineering on Customer and Supplier issues.

  • Requiring strong leadership and coaching skills.

  • Driving Defective Parts Per Million (DPPM) reduction by leading cause analysis for process/product variability and driving quality improvements for elimination of special causes and reduction of variability.

  • Applying a working knowledge of quality principles and statistics to assigned processes and products.

  • Leading effective root cause analysis/corrective action through use of cause mapping, process mapping, fishbone diagrams, etc.

  • Developing test methods.

  • Effectively identifying, troubleshooting and resolving non-routine problems.

  • Serving as resolution owner for incoming customer complaints, including identifying root cause and implementing effective corrective actions.

  • Ability to lead continuous improvement efforts in any of the IATD Business Units, which may include the following:

  • Quality system improvement projects that will enable our production operations to continuously run to target, reduce variability, and consistently produce quality products for our customers.

  • Product & process improvement projects

  • Supplier improvement projects

  • Managing documentation, including Customer Certification & Test Instructions (CTI’s), Production Part Approval Process (PPAPs), DPPM reports and Advance Change Notices.

    Your Skills and Expertise

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

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

  • Three (3) combined years of Quality, Manufacturing, and/or Product 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 or higher in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited institution

  • Five (5) years combined Quality, Manufacturing, and/or Product Engineering experience in a private, public, government or military environment

  • Demonstrated ability to drive a Customer First mindset and Quality Culture within teams

  • Solid organizational skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments

  • Statistical expertise

  • Extensive knowledge of 3M Core Technologies and products

  • Knowledge of quality systems such as International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 and industry-specific systems such as Technical Standard (TS) 16949 and or International Automotive Task Force (IATF) 16949

  • Experience with Lean Six Sigma methodology

  • Operational experience working with current Quality Management Systems and processes

  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) experience, SAP a plus

  • Ability to understand and champion quality and compliance requirements

  • Experience with IT systems and/or IT system implementation projects

  • Demonstrated ability to deploy system changes with plant sites globally

  • Professional certification(s) such as: Quality Engineer (CQE) and/or Quality Auditor (CQA)-American Society for Quality (ASQ)

  • Detail oriented with project management experience

  • Ability to influence at all levels, promoting and driving change acceptance

  • Strong oral, written communication and presentation skills

  • Experience working on cross-functional and global teams

    Travel: May include up to 15% domestic

    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).

    Responsibilities of this position may include direct and/or indirect physical or logical access to information, systems, technologies subjected to the regulations/compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws.

    U.S. Export Control laws and U.S. Government Department of Defense contracts and sub-contracts impose certain restrictions on companies and their ability to share export-controlled and other technology and services with certain "non-U.S. persons" (persons who are not U.S. citizens or nationals, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., refugees, "Temporary Residents" (granted Amnesty or Special Agricultural Worker provisions), or persons granted asylum (but excluding persons in nonimmigrant status such as H-1B, L-1, F-1, etc.) or non-U.S. citizens.

    To comply with these laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within 3M that may present access to export controlled technical data, 3M must assess employees' U.S. person status, as well as citizenship(s).

    The questions asked in this application are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only. Failure to provide the necessary information in this regard will result in our inability to consider you further for this particular position. The decision whether or not to file or pursue an export license application is at 3M Company's sole election.

    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.

Pay & Benefits Overview: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/careers-us/working-at-3m/benefits/

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