Plant Engineering Electrical Tech

Job Description:

Job TitlePlant Engineering Technical

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.

“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

The Impact You’ll Make in this RoleAs an Plant Engineering Technical in the Maintenance Department, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world.

  • Responsible for installing, troubleshooting, repairing, modifying and adjusting electrical power distribution systems, electrical equipment, and electrical control devices used in production, laboratory, office, and utility areas.
  • Keeping current with code revisions as stipulated in the National Electrical Code and Local Electrical Codes.
  • Reads and works to the indicated accuracy, specifications, and tolerances as detailed on engineering drawings, machine assembly prints, machine construction prints, blueprints, sketches, equipment manual, and vendor diagrams.
  • Program/troubleshoot using programmable logic controllers
  • Completes required shop paperwork and uses reporting system following established procedures. This includes documenting daily work, assigning time to PM and work orders, completing accurate stock withdrawals and maintaining other forms and records that may be required in the performance of the job or operation of the department.

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:

  • Possess a two (2) year, Technical degree or diploma from an accredited institution (completed and verified prior to start).
  • Ability to work occasional overtime as needed and a 12-hour night shift.

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

  • Minimum of 3 years of industrial maintenance experience in the construction, installation, testing, repairing, modification, and adjustment of electrical power distribution systems, lighting systems, AC and DC motors, and control.
  • Experience with PLC programming using software such as Allen Bradley, TI and Siemens. 
  • Current State of Wisconsin Journeyman Electrician's License or a Master Electrician's License.
  • Robotic Programming and Trouble Shooting Experience with Fanuc and Kuka robots
  • Ability to fabricate, assemble and optimize mechanical equipment

Travel: May include up to 0%

Relocation Assistance: Not 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 

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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