Manufacturing Process Advancement Engineer

Job Description:

Position: Manufacturing Technology 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 93,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

“A long-lasting career at 3M comes from having vision, imagination and the ability to see what doesn’t exist. 3Mers are groundbreaking innovators and it’s important that we give every person the space for disruptive and creative thinking.” – John Banovetz, senior vice president and chief technology officer 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 Manufacturing Process Advancement 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:

  • Developing subject matter expertise in core chemical manufacturing platforms and process waste water management (reduction & treatment).

  • Identifying, developing, optimizing, and deploying manufacturing process innovations for product and process-water reduction/treatment by utilizing appropriate engineering methods, applying theoretical and empirical techniques, leveraging experience with existing 3M technologies, and evaluating external solutions.

  • Providing leadership in developing long-term manufacturing strategies for new and existing water management platforms.

  • Leading multi-disciplinary, multi-site teams to deliver technology advancements and/or product & process understanding (PPU).

  • Conducting cost-benefit analysis on various manufacturing operations and develop consensus recommendations based upon sound economic analysis. 

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline from (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Five (5) combined years manufacturing, laboratory and/or engineering experience

  • Batch Chemical process or water treatment experience specifying, developing and deploying new manufacturing processes and/or water treatment technologies

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

  • BS or MS Chemical Engineering degree

  • Five years of experience in manufacturing

  • Experience with process safety management, P&IDs and material energy balances

  • Experience with technology transfer, process scale-up and/or new product commercialization

  • Experience with batch chemical manufacturing processes

  • Experience with Design of Experiments (DOE) and Statistical Analysis

  • Ability to work both independently and in cross-functional teams from multiple locations and divisions

  • Strong organizational skills and experience in project management

  • Responds to new information and inputs with a sense of urgency

  • Ability to navigate through ambiguity and change.

Travel: May include up to 20% domestic

Relocation Assistance: YES

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status). Export Control requirement.

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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