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Sr. Lean Value Stream Engineer*

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Sr. Lean Value Stream 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 93,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

“A long-lasting career at 3M comes from having vision, imagination and the ability to see what doesn’t exist. 3Mers are groundbreaking innovators and it’s important that we give every person the space for disruptive and creative thinking.” – John Banovetz, senior vice president and chief technology officer 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 RoleAs a Sr. Lean Value Stream 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:

+ You will be the key Menomonie contact for a family of products within the Specialty Extrusion Converting Value Stream. This Value Stream serves a variety of 3M Products across several 3M Businesses, including Personal Care products, Industrial, Medical, Automotive & Aerospace, Traffic Safety, and Consumer.

+ You will be responsible for strong leadership in driving EHS&R alignment, with the support of the plant Safety organization related to the products & its raw materials (TSCA, IH, etc.).

+ Plant lead for the scaleup of New Product Introductions & Management of Change qualifications that will impact your products. In this lead role you will drive communication, risk evaluation, to execute on product improvements for our customers, utilizing appropriate product change management processes.

+ This role will be responsible for Product Quality. This includes maintaining customer alignment and leadership around proactive quality improvements. This includes driving customer compliance and corrective action in alignment with plant and specific product quality management systems with the support of the Plant Quality Team. Through your division and customer connections you will align and translate Voice of Customer into measurable specifications and test methods for product development and manufacturing

+ Lead product improvement utilizing the LSS methodology towards improvements in unit cost reduction, PPU &, quality improvements - from RM to Customer with support from the process and quality teams. This includes leading supplier management as it relates to the quality of your products.

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:

+ Bachelor’s degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

+ Three (3) combined years experience in one or more of the following areas: product engineering, process engineering, project engineering, project management, and/or research laboratory in a private, public, government or military environment

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

+ Has held positions in at least 2 manufacturing facilities with minimum three (3) years of experience working in a manufacturing environment.

+ Demonstrated results leading product specific improvements across multiple processes and teams

+ Demonstrated results driving projects/initiatives related to product Quality Improvement, Unit Cost Modeling, and Cost Reduction projects.

+ Technical experience in polymer film extrusion, web handling & converting

+ Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

+ Minimum three (3) years of experience utilizing statistical tools in problem solving is preferred

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).

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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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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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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Sr. Lean Value Stream Engineer*

Full time
Menomonie, WI 54751

Published on 04/13/2021

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