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Electrician* at 3M

Posted in Construction 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Maplewood, Minnesota





Job Description:

3M is seeking an Electrician for the Facilities and Services, Plant Engineering Utility Plant 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 Electrician will be responsible for installing, troubleshooting, repairing, modifying, calibrating, and making adjustments to electrical power distribution systems, electrical equipment, and electrical control devices used in production, laboratory, office, and utility areas.

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:


  • Maintains system components and elements by troubleshooting, testing, repairing, adjusting, calibrating, and cleaning.

  • Stays current with code revisions as stipulated in the National Electrical Code and Local Electrical Codes.

  • Reads and works to the indicated accuracy, specifications, and tolerances as detailed on engineering drawings, machine assembly prints, machine construction prints, blueprints, sketches, equipment manual, and vendor diagrams.

  • Performs mathematical calculations, including trigonometry, to determine electrical circuit characteristics, and mechanical dimensions.

  • Troubleshoots, tests, installs, repairs, and makes standard adjustments to alternating current and direct current, rotating equipment such as motors and generators which range in size from fractional horsepower to hundreds of horsepower. Installs, adjusts, and aligns motor drive components such as belts and couplings.

  • Operates hand tools, wrenches, air and electric powered portable hand tools, machine tools, and a variety of mechanical and electronic test equipment.

  • Sets up and operates shop equipment such as dynamic balances, electric drills, pipe cutters, pipe benders, pipe threaders, electric hammers, conduit benders, power saws, drill presses, lathes, and hand tools in support of repair work.

  • Interprets the results of mechanical and electrical testing devices to the test equipment manufacturer's specification of accuracy.

  • Knowledge of principles including the purpose, proper application, and design limitations of electrical power distribution system components and elements such as substation switch gear, low and high voltage circuit breakers, fault indicators, motors, motor contractors, conduit, conduit fittings, wet and dry transformers, insulators, meters, relays, switches, cables, cable splices, and cable terminations.

  • Skill in using test equipment such as a variety of types and models of voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters, wattmeters, industrial analyzers, meggers, oscilloscopes, capacitor analyzers, hypot testers, circuit breaker testers, Kelvin and Wheatstone bridges, potentiometers, clamp-on-meters and recorders.

This position will require:

  • Working first shift (7:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

This position may require:

  • Working overtime (on a voluntary basis)

Basic Qualifications: 


  • Possess a High School Diploma/GED or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution.

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience as an Industrial Electrician in a private, public, government or military environment.

  • Possess a current and valid driver’s license.

  • Possess a current and valid State of Minnesota Journeyman Electrician's License OR a Master Electrician's License.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Associates degree in Building, Industrial or Electrical Maintenance discipline from an accredited institution

  • Trained in and possess industrial maintenance experience in the construction, installation, testing, repairing, modification, and adjustment of electrical power distribution systems, lighting systems, AC and DC motors, and control wiring OR possess a minimum combined total of five (5) years of work experience as a licensed electrician with no less than three (3) years working as an industrial plant licensed maintenance electrician and the remaining years as a licensed construction electrician.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office products

  • Experience with SAP maintenance module

Company Vehicle

This position requires driving a company vehicle, which will require pre-employment and ongoing review of motor vehicle history for candidates who are offered and hired for this position.  

Location: Maplewood, MN

Relocation: Is not authorized            

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

Qualified applicants will be required to take and pass 3M employment testing as a part of the selection process.

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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