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.
"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
The person hired for this opportunity will provide product quality leadership and support for new product introductions and continuous improvement programs on existing product line. At the same time, participating on new product introduction teams to lead quality work package, support existing product lines to achieve high quality products with capable manufacturing processes and drive quality improvement projects to increase customer satisfaction and reduce cost.
As a Sr. Product Assurance 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 existing product quality enhancement through use of continuous improvement methods and tools, such as: Six Sigma, Product and Process Understanding (PPU), Design of Experiments (DOE), Customer Quality Index (CQI) and Quality at the Source.
Supporting and interacting with customers through complaint investigations, resolution, and trending.
Ensuring the commercialized product design intent and product integrity is retained as materials, processes, methods, and specifications change.
Supporting change as it relates to design changes inspired by quality improvement, source of supply changes, or cost reduction efforts.
Trouble shooting, investigating, and analyzing for non-conforming product testing and disposition.
Participate on new product introduction teams to lead quality work package
Leading pro-active efforts in product quality and process capability improvements.
Developing, assessing, improving and validating test methods.
Setting manufacturing specifications including raw materials, in process and final product.
Evaluating product and process changes for impact on product performance.
Investigating customer complaints/trends and conduct root cause analysis to promote complaint resolution to customer satisfaction.
Designing and executing validations.
Driving process improvement and corrective/preventive action programs to completion for both design and manufacturing changes.
Creating actionable data to drive quality improvement programs.
Working and interacting significantly with other functions (lab, plant manufacturing, pilot plant, regulatory, clinical, etc.
Supporting Quality Management Systems (QMS) activities including audits, Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPAs), etc.
Your Skills and Expertise
To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M is looking for (at a minimum) the following qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
Three (3) combined years' experience with manufacturing, production and/or quality within a private, public, government or military environment
Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:
Bachelor's degree or higher in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, or Materials Science from an accredited institution
Statistical knowledge and practice e.g. Design of Experiments (DOE), Sampling Plans, Test Method Development/Validation, Statistical Process Control (SPC), Process and Product Understanding (PPU), and Lean Manufacturing
Advanced experience in a quality function, manufacturing/production plant, and/or reactive chemistries environment
Experience running small scale investigative experimentation in a laboratory or pilot plant
Support and/or lead efforts on life cycle management, risk management, product and process improvements, and other product documentation efforts
Minimum of five (5) years combined experience in Product, Quality and/or Manufacturing Engineering
Prefer medical device and/or quality management system experience such as Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Quality System Regulation (QSR) and/or International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 13485
Experience in test method development and validations
Product commercialization experience
Effectively conducting root cause analysis and managing CAPA programs
Change management experience
Understanding of quality and regulatory standards as they pertain to medical device and pharmaceutical products
Strong demonstrated ability to lead teams, identify opportunities for improvement and drive change
Ability to multi-task and prioritize
Proven results managing projects to completion
Strong communication skills (written, oral and presentation)
Experience working on a global cross-functional team
Demonstrates knowledge of customer requirements and product performance in dental business
Six Sigma training and/or experience leading Green Belt or Black Belt projects
American Society for Quality, Quality Engineer (CQE) certification or willingness to obtain
Travel: May include up to 10% 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).
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.
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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