3M Sr. Quality Engineer ∞ (Maplewood, MN) in Alexandria, Minnesota

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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Sr. Quality Engineer for the Abrasives Systems Division (ASD) Plant, located in Alexandria, MN. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.

Job Summary:

The person hired for this position will support and lead plant efforts to drive a Customer First culture by striving to eliminate Customer complaints and Quality escapes while reducing the overall Cost of Poor Quality for the site.

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:

  • SAP Plant Quality Lead – working with BT resources to incorporate appropriate Quality processes into SAP.

  • Leading ISO Auditor for the plant (9001:2015) – Coordinate internal/external quality system and process audits.

  • Lean Problem Solving Coach - Problem Solving and Mistake Proofing, especially Customer Complaints and intracompany Supplier Corrective Action Requests

  • Supporting and mentoring team of Quality Coordinators and Testers.

  • Leveraging Corporate & Division resources to pull new technologies to the plant and maintain existing product testing equipment.

  • Spending time on the production floor working with operators to drive a Quality Culture.

  • Driving quality improvement projects through continuous improvement methods and tools, such as Lean Six Sigma, Product and Process Understanding (PPU), Design of Experiments (DOE).

  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams that include manufacturing, technical service, laboratory, and quality.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline from an accredited institution

  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer

  • Manufacturing experience

  • Experience with Lean & Six Sigma methodology and project leadership

  • Statistical expertise

  • Microsoft Office proficient

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • SAP experience

  • Material characterization and supplier management experience

Location: Alexandria, MN

Travel: May include up to 10% domestic

Relocation: Is authorized

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

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