Manufacturing Engineer â??* (Valley, NE)

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Job Description:
3M is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer for the Personal Safety Division located in Valley, NE (Just outside Omaha). At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.
Job Summary:
The person hired for the position of Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for continuous improvement of the 3M Respiratory products manufactured at the 3M Valley plant. This operation requires an aggressive delivery of complex and diverse solutions which drive results in EHS, quality, customer service, cost reduction and new product scale-up.
Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Responsible for performing and guiding technical activities resulting from self-initiated or assigned programs leading to innovative applications and extensions of technologies having major importance. Key processes include: injection molding, automated assembly, web making and handling.
Expands the use of statistical techniques for monitoring and improving manufacturing processes. Improves upon these skills through regular participation in key technical and business activities.
Maintains an awareness of quality improvement and product opportunities and is productive in suggesting and testing ideas. Develops and implements processes of major complexity.
Initiates, identifies, recommends, and oversees programs in manufacturing to improve: 1) product cost, service, and quality, & (2) process safety and health/environmental impact. Uses First Article Inspection (FAI) and process validations (IQ/OQ/PQ experimentation) to establish robust product manufacturing with minimal waste levels.
Has an awareness of implications of intellectual property on assigned process areas. Provides appropriate and timely documentation.
Identifies and implements a comprehensive education plan to continually advance technical skills. Functions as a technical resource and mentor within immediate work group. Begins establishing self as a technical expert, resource, and mentor throughout the division.
Actively participates in and leads project planning efforts. Creates change and sets the technical direction for key value steams.
Fosters and cultivates an extensive network of support and resources (3M laboratory in St. Paul, MN, quality, financial, manufacturing, engineering, sales, and marketing) to facilitate completion of assignments.
Actively participates in developing project assignments and completes assignments without detailed instructions.
Cross-functional team leadership for new process start-ups, new process technology, cost reduction, and supply chain improvement using Lean & Six Sigma.
Other duties as assigned.
Basic Qualifications:
Possess or currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree or higher in an engineering discipline from an accredited university
Preferred Qualifications:
Possess or currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Injection Molding or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university
Possess a Master's degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
Engineering co-op or intern experience
Experience working with cross-functional teams
Demonstrated strength in engineering/technical skills
Self-starter/self-directed that leads with high energy and passion
Proven track of continuous process improvement
Effective facilitation, communication and teaching skills
Ability to engage and influence all levels of the organization
Ability to multi-task and handle large workloads under time constraints
Location: Valley, NE
Travel: May include up to 15% domestic
Relocation: Is authorized
This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.
Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).
Responsibilities of this position may include direct and/or indirect physical or logical access to information, systems, technologies subjected to the regulations/compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws.
U.S. Export Control laws and U.S. Government Department of Defense contracts and sub-contracts impose certain restrictions on companies and their ability to share export-controlled and other technology and services with certain "non-U.S. persons" (persons who are not U.S. citizens or nationals, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., refugees, "Temporary Residents" (granted Amnesty or Special Agricultural Worker provisions), or persons granted asylum (but excluding persons in nonimmigrant status such as H-1B, L-1, F-1, etc.) or non-U.S. citizens.
To comply with these laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within 3M that may present access to export controlled technical data, 3M must assess employees' U.S. person status, as well as citizenship(s).
The questions asked in this application are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only. Failure to provide the necessary information in this regard will result in our inability to consider you further for this particular position. The decision whether or not to file or pursue an export license application is at 3M Company's sole election.
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