3M Safety Engineer*∞ (Maplewood, MN) in Maplewood, Minnesota

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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Safety Engineer for the Corporate Research and Development Services Division 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 Safety Engineer will provide safety engineer/process safety management (PSM) subject matter expertise to the 3M Center facility in Maplewood, MN and 3M Global Research and Development. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of safety engineering, well-developed written and oral communications skills, and the ability to quickly adapt to changing circumstances. This position has high technical learning potential in an energized team environment.

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:

  • Safety engineer / process safety management (PSM) subject matter expertise during comprehensive hazard reviews to assess and minimize risks of new and changing processes, equipment, and chemistries

  • Actively applying engineering/scientific knowledge to EHS regulatory interpretation

  • Presenting results and providing guidance to several layers of 3M management and employees

  • Leading incident investigations to determine causal factors and identify associated plans to minimize recurrence

  • Participates in and/or lead EHS audits and/or self-assessments

  • Develop and present training packages

  • Interacting with internal auditors and regulatory agencies

  • Identifying and recommending actions to minimize the risk of incidents

  • Managing safety programs, elements, and associated control plans to maintain compliance

  • Communicating effectively in written and oral forms with peers and others at varying levels within the organization

Basic Qualifications:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), Safety Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, or a Science discipline (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of two (2) years of combined manufacturing and/or lab experience in Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) in a private, public, government or military environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Safety Professional or working towards certification

  • Strong working knowledge and experience with process safety management (PSM)

  • Experience in managing safety programs / PSM in R&D or manufacturing environment (e.g. management of change, LOTO, machine guarding, incident management, electrical, PIV)

  • Master’s level degree in one of the following: Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), Safety Engineering, Industrial Hygiene

  • Experience working with local, state, and federal EHS regulations

  • Project leadership skills, including ability to develop, plan, and deploy risk-reduction initiatives within the workplace

  • Knowledge of computer programs and corporate systems relevant to EHS

  • Strong interpersonal skills with solid written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-directed, with excellent prioritization and organizational skills

  • Strong knowledge base and experience with EHS regulatory standards

  • Experience in facilitating and managing EHS programs

  • Experience with auditing safety programs and performing workplace inspections

  • Data analysis, including ability to identify trends, and summarize conclusions

  • Having the ability to convey the meaning and importance of EHS topics to non-EHS personnel and to influence others to take appropriate action based on such information

  • Actively seeking to continually improve communication and presentation skills

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 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.

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