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3M Sr Analytical Chemist-Forensics Focus* (Springfield, MO) in Springfield, Missouri

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Sr Analytical Chemist-Forensics Focus* (Springfield, MO)

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.

“For more than 30 years at 3M, I’ve seen firsthand how it’s a place where curious, creative and collaborative people thrive and build a rewarding career. As a leader in this company, my goal is to ensure each 3Mer sees and feels the positive impact we’re making around the world” – Mike Roman, chief executive officer and chairman of the board 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 Analytical Chemist-Forensics Focus 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:

  • Partner with 3M’s Corporate Research Analytical Laboratory to implement new Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) testing methodology in the plant analytical lab

  • Developing expertise in 3M manufacturing processes, products, and challenges.

  • Leading studies to support optimization of manufacturing processes.

  • Leading development and validation of both physical and analytical test methods to solve product defects or production challenges.

  • Operating a variety of analytical instruments including but not limited to GC, MS, autotitrator, microscopy, HPLC, FTIR, DSC, DMA, TGA, MFI, and rheometer

  • Drawing conclusions based on valid data that can withstand scrutiny and translating analytical results and conclusions into practical recommendations and solutions for manufacturing.

  • Engaging production operators and engineers to understand manufacturing processes and the connection of those processes to lab measurements.

  • Engaging scientists and engineers across multiple functions and locations for information or further analysis.

  • Researching raw materials or new analytical techniques.

  • Working in a team environment with other chemists/engineers and willing to openly brainstorm in group settings.

  • Build, champion, and implement the Manufacturing Forensics playbook with leadership from platform lead and steering committee.

For additional information, please visit: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/plant-locations-us/springfield/

Your Skills and Expertise

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

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

  • Five (5) years of laboratory experience in a private, public, government or military environment

  • Three (3) years of experience in separations with an emphasis on Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)

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

  • PhD degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related discipline from an accredited institution

  • GC experience that includes MassHunter software, quantitative and headspace sample analysis

  • Experience working in a manufacturing setting

  • Demonstrated experience to analyze problems, diagnose root cause and apply corrective actions

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of statistical and quality data analysis tools such as: exploratory data analysis, Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility (R&R), Analysis of Variance, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Capability, acceptance sampling, correlation and regression, and/or experimental design

  • Ability to organize workload by setting priorities, multitasking, delegating and asking for help when needed

  • Strong written communication skills for concise technical reports

  • Excellent verbal communication skills to communicate and influence non-analytical audiences

  • Experience in successfully leading projects with virtual team members

Travel: May include up to 10% domestic

Relocation Assistance: May be 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.

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