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Manufacturing Value Stream Engineer (Ames, IA)

3M Group

This is a Full-time position in Iowa, LA posted January 6, 2022.

Manufacturing Value Stream Engineer (Ames, IA)

Job Description:

Manufacturing 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.

With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 96,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

3M is a company and community that will support and guide you.

“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, SVP and CTO at 3M 

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

The Impact You Will Make in this Role:
As a Manufacturing 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:

  • Initiate and lead Lean Six Sigma and service/cost improvement projects across the Value Stream.

    Use project management tools to convey objectives, timelines, obstacles, and next steps.

  • Understand and use statistical analysis and PPU to improve process.

    Effectively troubleshoot defects and variation, perform root cause analysis, and apply problem solving skills.

  • Manage strategic source of supply projects.

  • Drive capital investment, new product introduction, and new technologies to increase manufacturing capability.

  • Provide daily engineering support for assigned areas including occasional availability on nights/weekends.

Your Skills and Expertise: 
To help ensure your success in this role, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Science or Engineering (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • One (1) year of manufacturing experience in a private, public, government or military environment

Additional qualifications, though not required for consideration, include:

  • Three (3) years of experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering

  • Experience in leading multi-functional teams through complex projects from planning to completion

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.

    Experience with Six Sigma and Lean.

  • Effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills.

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).

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

Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at or on Twitter @3M.Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties.Our approach to flexibility is called Work Your Way, which puts employees first and drives well-being in ways that enable 3M’s business and performance goals.

You have flexibility in where and when work gets done.

It all depends on where and when you can do your best work.Pay & Benefits Overview: 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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