Control Systems Engineer

Job Description:

Job TitleControl Systems 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 96,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

“3M’s culture is driven by curious, spirited and collaborative people who are constantly asking ‘What if?’ And the many talents of 3Mers around the globe have me incredibly excited about what’s to come next.” – Kristen Ludgate, senior vice president of Human Resources 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 Control Systems 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. As a part of the newly formed Technology Advancement team, you will translate business challenges and opportunities into purposeful technology step change solutions. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Leading and contributing to key transformational programs: PACESetter (Factory of the Future, Business Transformation, Data Analytics, Connected/Digital Factory), Total Productive Maintenance, Equipment Reliability, Process Safety Management Technology

  • Serving as Site Electrical Compliance Authority

  • Executing on capital projects from identification, design, installation, and commissioning; implementing effective control and electrical system solutions to a variety of new and existing equipment

  • Supporting Systems Technicians and Specialist team as well as Division Engineering partners on projects in compliance with Maintenance Conscious Engineering (MCE) and electrical and controls standards

  • Determining gaps in self-development and expand extensive high-level troubleshooting capabilities to provide tactical support for day-to-day manufacturing operations

Your Skills and Expertise 

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

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Two (2) years of Control Systems Engineering in a private, public, government or military environment

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role, but are not required include:

  • Strong working knowledge of Rockwell Automation - ControlLogix/CompactLogix/GuardLogix PLCs, PowerFlex Drives, Kinetix Motion Servos, Panelview

  • Five (5) combined years of experience working with manufacturing equipment installation and troubleshooting support, experience working with power distribution systems including design, maintenance, and renewal

  • Passion for and experience in SMART Manufacturing, Data Automation, Industry 4.0, Connected Manufacturing

  • Team player with the ability to successfully meet project milestones in a matrix environment

  • Proven track record of performance in process improvement

  • Demonstrated project leadership skills including strong written and oral communication skills

Travel: May include up to 5% 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 

Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at or on Twitter @3M.Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties.3M is an equal opportunity employer.  3M  will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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