Quality Compliance Engineer *∞ (Maplewood, MN) at 3M

Posted in General Business 19 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Maplewood, Minnesota

Job Description:

Job Description:

Job Title

Quality Compliance 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, 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 96,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

“3M’s culture is driven by curious, spirited and collaborative people who are constantly asking ‘What if?’ And the many talents of 3Mers around the globe have me incredibly excited about what’s to come next.” – Kristen Ludgate, executive vice president and chief Human Resources officer at 3M

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

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role
As a Quality Compliance 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. This person will be responsible for quality systems of major importance to the Automotive Aerospace Systems Division. They will maintain and support the execution of the division Quality Management System (QMS) and global coordination and introduction of processes, methods, and tools for the business unit to ensure compliance with Automotive and Aerospace industries, company, customer, and regulatory requirements. Specifically, the Business Unit Quality Systems Specialist will maintain and support the execution of the Quality Management System (QMS) at the site and global coordination and introduction of processes, methods, and tools for the business unit. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Ensure that the Quality System is developed and managed in accordance with requirements of the business, and supports any appropriate industries standards such as IATF16949, VDA, AS9100D, FAA, etc.

  • Identify common processes between multiple sites. Identify best practice and build on this to develop global processes promoting a common approach.

  • Conduct regular reviews of procedures and supporting work instructions to identify and implement process improvements. Ensure all key processes generate objective evidence which can be used to demonstrate that the procedures have been correctly followed.

  • Coach and guide the teams in the requirements of the Quality Management System, and the tools used to implement it successfully.

  • Driving quality systems enhancement to processes that include but are not limited to document and records management, continuous improvement, six sigma, change management, customer complaints, change control, supplier quality management program, APQP process, FMEA tool and process, PPAP process, record and data repository, quality reporting and business unit core tool quality training.

Your Skills and Expertise 

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

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

  • Three (3) combined years of experience in a Manufacturing, Production, Quality and/or Laboratory role in a private, public, government or military environment.

  • Fluent in English and Spanish.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science.

  • Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

  • Experience in the Automotive and/or Aerospace Industries QMS, including Supplier Management (private, public, government or military)

  • Experience as a Lead Auditor in a manufacturing environment.

  • IATF16949 and German standard: Verband der deutschen Automobilindustrie E.V. (VDA) 6.3 experience preferred, with understanding of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17025-Laboratory Accreditation, AS9100.

Location: Maplewood, MN or may consider a remote US work location.

Travel: May include up to 20% domestic and international travel.

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).

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 position.  The decision whether to file or pursue an export license application is at 3M Company's sole election. 

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 3M.com/careers. 

Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M.

Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties.

Pay & Benefits Overview: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/careers-us/working-at-3m/benefits/

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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