3M Process Research Engineer ∞ (Maplewood, MN) in Maplewood, Minnesota

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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Process Research Engineer for the Abrasive System Division (ASD) Laboratory located in Maplewood, MN. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.

Job Summary:

The person hired for the position of Process Research Engineer will be responsible for applying expertise in lab scale process experimentation for industrial abrasive applications. The ideal candidate will be an experienced professional with strong capabilities in coating, drying, computer aided design, and experimental process design. We’re looking for a person who is collaborative, a great communicator, has excellent judgement, and can perform in a fast-paced, growing, global division.

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

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Become an integral, contributing team member of the ASD Technology Platform Team

  • Investigate and develop unique process solutions for new mineral and abrasive making

  • Build and experiment with prototype lab scale processes to show feasibility for new product concepts

  • Develop a fundamental understanding of the process parameters that control abrasive performance

  • Collaborate with manufacturing and manufacturing technology to scale-up new process technology and consult on drying and coating challenges

  • Coordinate pilot plant and manufacturing experiments

  • Leverage the 3M Corporate Research Laboratory (CRL) to transfer state-of-the-art process technologies

  • Apply computer aided design skills to develop new process equipment and support the rest of the team’s design needs

  • Utilize good communication skills to inspire, influence, motivate, and teach other team members

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline from an accredited university

  • Combined experience with lab scale process experimentation with coating methods in a private, public, government and/or military environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related discipline from an accredited university

  • Strong technical competency in lab scale process experimentation with coating and/or drying methods in a private, public, government or military environment

  • Basic competency in computer aided design

  • Experience in polymer extrusion

  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation)

  • Experience working on both multifunctional and international teams

  • Microsoft Office proficient

Location: Maplewood, MN

Travel: May include up to 10% domestic/international

Relocation: Is authorized

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

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