Senior Quality Engineer

Job Description:

Senior Quality 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.

“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

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 Quality 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:

  • Driving significant quality improvements through a global, division initiative
  • Leading existing product quality enhancements through use of continuous improvement methodologies and tools, such as:  Six Sigma, Product and Process Understanding (PPU), Design of Experiments (DOE), Customer Quality Index (CQI) and Quality at the Source
  • Leading quality deliverables as a key team member for new product commercialization programs 
  • Assuring compliance to internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and external standards. Leading Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA), Risk Management, Issue Reviews, and change control
  • Representing the customer, evaluating customer complaints and issues, samples and trends, and determining necessary action plans
  • Interacting with and supporting our plant manufacturing locations (traveling to plant sites as necessary)
  • Fostering a quality environment and mindset throughout the business

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 an engineering or science discipline (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
  • Three (3) years of combined experience in a Manufacturing/Production, Quality and/or Laboratory role in a private, public, government or military environment

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

  • Previous experience leading Quality Assurance (QA) efforts for marketed products and/or new product introduction teams
  • Previous manufacturing plant experience
  • Product and process understanding experience, including use of applied statistics and continuous improvement methodologies
  • Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and lead change
  • Previous experience working in a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or other regulated environment on medical device, drug, water, or food contact products

Travel: May include up to 20% domestic/international

Relocation Assistance: Is 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.

Please note: your application may not be considered if you do not provide your education and work history, either by: 1) uploading a resume, or 2) entering the information into the application fields directly.

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