Research Engineer (Maplewood, MN)

3M Companies Maplewood , MN 55109

Posted 3 weeks ago

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives. With $33 billion in sales, our 93,000 employees connect with customers all around the world.
3M has a long-standing reputation as a company committed to innovation. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and creativity. We gain new insight from diverse thinking, and take risks on new ideas.

Here, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.

Job Description:
3M is seeking a Research Engineer for 3M's Corporate Research Systems Lab located in Maplewood, MN. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.

Job Summary:

The person hired for the position of Research Engineer will work in a cross-functional team-based environment. The engineer will work as part of a mechanical engineering group, which has a wide variety of skill sets in mechanical design, system engineering, electromechanical systems, product/part design (IoT devices) and prototyping. The successful candidate will have a passion for practical mechanical design along with electromechanical skills. This position offers a unique opportunity to develop technologies and products that promote rapid commercialization of new 3M businesses.

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Development of electromechanical systems that may include sensors, battery enclosures, light pipes, touchscreens, input peripherals, molded components, and IoT devices

  • Interdisciplinary product and technology development, including interfacing with industrial designers, electrical, firmware, and software engineering personnel

  • Collaborate with research teams in corporate research and business labs to build new capabilities and technologies

  • Leverage design and prototyping skills to develop proof of concept demonstrations

Basic Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related fields from an accredited university

  • 3+ years of systems development and product development experience in a private, public, government or military environment

  • 3+ years experience using 3D CAD (SolidWorks, Creo, NX, Geomagic, Fusion 360)

  • Experience in mechanical engineering sub-disciplines such as mechatronics, additive manufacturing / 3D Printing and system engineering

  • Experience with plastics, sheet metal, injection molding, machining, rapid prototyping, DFMA, and robust design

  • Adaptability: broad interest in science and technology with a willingness and interest in expanding into new fields and learning new techniques and skills

  • Experience with Programming Languages Python, MATLAB, and/or LabVIEW

  • Experience with Scrum framework

Location: Maplewood, MN

Travel: May include up to 10% domestic

Relocation: May be authorized
3M is a place where you can collaborate with other curious, creative people. Where your diverse talents, inclusiveness, initiative, and leadership are valued. Where you'll find challenging opportunities that make your career exciting and rewarding. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies, and products, 3M is a place to grow and be rewarded for excellence.

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

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Research Engineer (Maplewood, MN)

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