Plant Engineering Supervisor

Job Description:

Plant Engineering Supervisor

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.

“For more than 30 years at 3M, I’ve seen firsthand how it’s a place where curious, creative and collaborative people thrive and build a rewarding career. As a leader in this company, my goal is to ensure each 3Mer sees and feels the positive impact we’re making around the world” – Mike Roman, chief executive officer and chairman, 3M

“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 Plant Engineering Supervisor, 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:

  • Leading Maintenance and Tool & Die Teams.   Providing direction on scheduling and assignments to salaried and craftspeople in the fabrication, installation, operation and performance of maintenance on equipment and/or facilities.
  • Evaluating and providing proper training, tools, equipment, and information including any changes that may affect employees work environment. Monitoring and maintaining a safe work environment by reviewing employee training specific to their craft and/or work assignment.
  • Applying broad knowledge and extensive experience to deal with variations in work conditions and operations to solve complex and diverse problems on facilities and equipment. Supervising the development and implementation of improvements and/or solutions to work processes and tools in support of business and strategic plans.
  • Supporting automation and disruptive technologies implementation.  Continuing to strengthen team capabilities to support in Controls, PLC, Robotic, Laser, 3D Printing, Vision Systems, and high precision tooling.
  • Assessing facility and equipment condition.  Proposing facility/equipment improvement projects based on the assessment and assisting engineers on these projects.

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 (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution and two (2) years of manufacturing experience in a private, public, government or military environment


  • Associate’s Degree/Technical Diploma (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution and four (4) years of manufacturing experience in a private, public, government or military environment


  • High School Diploma/GED (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution and six (6) years of manufacturing experience in a private, public, government or military environment

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

  • Master's degree in Science is a plus
  • Five (5) years of experience with electrical, controls, facilities, machine shop, and plant engineering preferred
  • Three (3) years of supervision experience
  • Engineering project management experience
  • Complex problem solving 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).

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 

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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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