Systems Control Technician at 3M

Posted in General Business 12 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Maplewood, Minnesota

Job Description:

Job Description:

Systems Control Technician, 2nd Shift

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.

“I’ve seen firsthand how 3M is 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 they’re making around the world, and that they know they’re valued.” – Kristen Ludgate, senior vice president of Human Resources at 3M

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As a Systems Control Technician, 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:

  • Know and apply the operating principles, purpose, proper application and design limitations of primary sensing elements, control circuitry, and final control devices used in closed loop and open loop industrial process control systems.  This includes electronic, digital, analog, pneumatic, and mechanical methods of signal generating, conditioning, transmitting, and recording.

  • Read and work to the indicated accuracy, specifications, and tolerances as detailed on engineering drawings, machine assembly prints, machine construction prints, blueprints, sketches, equipment manuals, process flow diagrams, and vendor diagrams.

  • Set up, operate and read precision testing and measuring instruments to the instrument manufacturer’s specifications of accuracy.  Precision testing and measuring instruments include devices such as ampmeters, voltmeters, ohmmeters, oscilloscopes, dead weight testers, potentiometers, thermometers, velometers, scales, tachometers, strobe lights, hydrometers, gages, and recorders.

  • Work from both written and verbal instructions.  Effectively use the computer software designated by Plant Engineering.  Work with cross functional teams, including engineering groups, manufacturing groups, vendors, etc.  Contact vendors and fill out purchase requisitions to order parts as needed.

  • Install, troubleshoot, repair, modify, calibrate, and make adjustments to complete systems, system components, and circuits used in the measurement and control of current, voltage, temperature, humidity, speed, vacuum, pressure, level, weight, velocity, tension, flow, time, frequency, thickness, viscosity, and density.

Your Skills and Expertise 

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M is looking for candidates who must have the following qualifications:

  • Two (2) year Electronics Technology Degree (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution. 

  • OR Minimum of Five (5) years’ experience in installation, testing, repairing, modification, and programming of industrial process control system/instrumentation as well as the communication links between the systems.

  • Weekend work, working overtime, working on holidays, as needed. Short notice shift coverage, Working 2:00 pm to 10:00 am.

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • Programmable controllers, AC&DC drive controls.  Pneumatic, analog and digital electronics, including computer/microprocessor-based control systems.

  • Field instrumentation including process sensors and control devices.

  • Basic mathematics and basic computer skills.

  • Skill in operation and use of hand tools, wrenches, air and electric powered hand tools, and machine tools and a variety of testing equipment; reading and interpreting measuring systems; operating shop equipment; troubleshooting equipment malfunctions.

  • Experience in Industrial Maintenance desired.

  • Candidates must be trained and experienced in a variety of mechanical and electronic testing and repair.  Must have experience in measurement of current, voltage, temperature, humidity, speed, pressure, level sensing, weight, velocity, tension, and flow.  A combination of education in electronics, job related experience and/or military electronics training will be considered in meeting these requirements.

Travel: May include up to 0%

Relocation Assistance: Is not 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.

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.

3M Global Terms of Use and Privacy Statement

Carefully read these Terms of Use before using this website. Your access to and use of this website and application for a job at 3M are conditioned on your acceptance and compliance with these terms.

Please access the linked document by clicking here, select the country where you are applying for employment, and review. Before submitting your application you will be asked to confirm your agreement with the terms.