Sr. Electrical/Hardware Product Engineer

Job Description:

Sr. Electrical/Hardware Product 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 RoleAs a Sr. Electrical/Hardware Product Engineer, you will be part of a team of engineers responsible for supporting commercialized electronic products and systems used in the Food Safety industry.  These exciting new systems utilize electronics-based hardware, sensors, and wireless technologies.  In this position 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:

  • Designing and optimizing system level and circuit board hardware design with digital, analog, and mixed signals including optical systems, LED and other illumination techniques, image capture technology, and wireless communications.
  • Acting as a liaison to outsource manufacturing partners to support life cycle management, product updates, line extensions, change management, and qualification of new designs
  • Supporting new product development and next generation designs
  • Working with outside certification agencies for product safety (UL) and EMC/CE/FCC certification
  • Helping customer support teams trouble shoot customer complaints and feedback
  • Communicating progress and issues to key stakeholders to ensure alignment, prioritization and support on project plans, timelines, and deliverables
  • Working alongside a combination of internal, third-party, and offshore development teams

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 in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Mechanical engineering (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution AND Three (3) years of experience in product engineering support of electronics-based products in a private, public, government or military environment


  • High School Diploma/GED or higher (completed and verified prior to start) AND six (6) years or experience in product engineering support of electronics-based products in a private, public, government or military environment

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

  • Familiar with injection molded plastic design
  • Experience with vendor management
  • Experience with Six Sigma tools/process
  • Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Mechanical engineering with electrical experience from an accredited institution

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. 

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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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