PCB (Printed Circuit Board) Engineer* (New Ulm, MN)

Job Description:

PCB (Printed Circuit Board) 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

The person hired for the position of PCB (Printed Circuit Board) Engineer will provide technical leadership and manufacturing support within the Electronic Hardgoods Focus Factory. This position will be supporting development and deploying of new or improved process technology, new product development, cost reduction and quality improvements. In this position, the person is responsible for driving operational excellence within the areas of support and is expected to initiate and conduct broadly defined technical tasks within the process technology platforms. They are also responsible for advising, consulting and troubleshooting area processes within the plant.

As a PCB 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:

  • Actively utilizing Lean Six Sigma and statistical tools for improving processes and reducing waste
  • Actively engaging with the Quality Group during Complaint Resolutions and Corrective/Preventative Actions Provide technical support to Production and Plant Engineering on daily operational issues
  • Leading new product development including; quote development & tracking of NPI for manufacturability
  • Developing Statistical Process Control Standards Work with support teams to provide appropriate experiments
  • Supporting implementation with New Product/New Technology Introduction system
  • Working with Plant, Division, and other internal and external resources as needed to accomplish objectives
  • Managing overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Rates, Process Yield, and Quality
  • Writing work instructions that provide guidance and manufacturing standards for products

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 (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
  • Experience with circuit board technology (e.g. Surface Mount Technology (SMT) & Through Hole (PTH)) and troubleshooting
  • Six (6) years of experience in process engineering within a manufacturing or industrial setting in a private, public, government or military environment

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

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering or Technology (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
  • High personal integrity, an energetic & positive attitude and be a self-starter; able to work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to perform root cause analysis and apply systematic thinking in problem solving in Lean Manufacturing
  • Experience designing Jigs & fixtures for part pre and board assembly, secondary operations
  • Proficient in Computer aided design (CAD)
  • IPC 610A certified
  • Experience in Printed Circuit Board panelization

Travel: May include up to 10% domestic/international

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).

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.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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