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3M Senior Product Engineer in Newton Aycliffe Co Durham, United Kingdom

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:

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.

“The impact 3M has on people’s lives and communities around the globe is amazing. As the leader of 3M’s global community giving, I am incredibly proud to be part of and work alongside 3Mers, community partners and customers committed to making positive social change.” – Michael Stroik, director of 3Mgives

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As a Senior Product Engineer, 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:

  • Protecting and growing existing platforms such as Powered and Supplied Air system, Disposable and Reusable respirators

  • Plan, execute and complete prioritised product engineering projects around modification of an existing platform (including design change, raw material substitution and regulation changes)

  • Understand key product quality characteristics in line with customer requirements (global markets) as well as competitive advantage

  • Review, analyse and initiate resolution of product performance

  • Technically lead commercialization activity in relation to assigned product development programs

  • Develop an extensive global network from our R&D and Regulatory/Product Stewardship Teams to our Supply Chain, Business, Marketing and Application Engineering Teams

  • Maintain awareness of current Safety policies, European and global Regulatory Affairs, product responsibility, toxicology and environmental issues

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:

  • Science based degree level (Bachelor level)

  • Some demonstrable professional experience ideally within a regulated environment

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

  • Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry or Material Science

  • Knowledge of respiratory products and markets

  • Knowledge of non-woven materials

  • Knowledge of plastic moulding, polymers, 3D CAD, Modelling and Ergonomics

Relocation: Maybe authorised in some circumstances

Role Location: Aycliffe, County Durham


Salary - £high-reaching dependent on skills and experience plus excellent benefits package.

Key Benefits Include:

  • 25 days paid annual holiday, rising to 30 days with service, plus Bank Holidays

  • Contributory SMART Stakeholder Pension Scheme with up to 10% employer contribution

  • Life Assurance Scheme 4 x salary

  • General Employee Stock Purchase Plan providing the opportunity to purchase 3M stock at discounted rates

  • Discount on 3M products

  • Employee discount scheme providing preferential rates across major UK retailers and service providers

  • Reduced subscriptions on various insurance schemes

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Financial support for further education

  • FlexAbility - empowers employees to adjust when and where they work – in ways that reflect individual roles, personal circumstances, and help to drive business outcomes and work-life balance

Employment Statement

At 3M, diversity & inclusion are essential to innovation. We seek and value differences in people!

As an equal opportunity employer, 3M will not discriminate against any applicant.

If you want to discover more about D&I at 3M, please visit http://go.3M.com/4i9C

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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