3M Quality Vessel Engineer-Sterilization Focus ∞ (Maplewood, MN) in Maplewood, Minnesota

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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Quality Vessel Engineer-Sterilization Focus for the Medical Solutions Division (MSD) 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 Quality Vessel Engineer-Sterilization Focus will be responsible to define and execute robust experimentation and validation that ensure current and new vessels are compliant to established standards. This individual will also rigorously analyze data to develop predictive measures and robust control plans for vessel performance, enabling a long-term sustainable vessel platform. Finally, an element of global support for localization efforts, factory acceptance trials and training is anticipated.

Sterilization test vessels are heavily used and tightly controlled sterilizers intended to test and/or release biological and chemical indicators for our Device Reprocessing business.

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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:

  • Lead vessel validations and control plan implementation

  • Leads efforts to improve vessel uptime and reduced variability

  • Support division efforts to characterize and standardize test vessel performance parameters for process/product understanding

  • Ensure compliance to regulations and standards

  • Develop, validate, and integrate tools for data collection and analysis

  • Support new installs Facility Acceptance Testing/Installation Qualification/Operational Qualification (FAT/IQ/OQ)

  • Recommend facility improvements impacting vessel utilization and performance

  • Maintain robust documentation for calibration, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting

  • Engage across sites to ensure practice and procedure alignment

  • Provide global support on resource specialties (performance, calibration, validation)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Possess a Bachelor's degree or higher in an engineering or science discipline (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Minimum three (3) years of combined experience in a Manufacturing/Production, Quality and/or Laboratory function within a private, public, government or military environment

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Mechanical aptitude with hardware or electro-mechanical systems experience

  • Experience in creating and executing validation protocols for process or test equipment

  • Experience with statistical methods and use of statistical software such as Minitab®

  • Experience working in a Medical Device regulated manufacturing environment

  • Successful candidate should have demonstrable skills in process control, hardware testing, and validation methodology including Installation Qualification/Operational Qualification/Performance Qualification (IQ/OQ/PQ) and instrument calibration methods

  • Mechanical aptitude and familiarity with various process/industrial instruments and controls, including Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), temperature and pressure measurement and control, sensors, solenoid and variable control valves is a plus

  • Experience working on a cross functional team

  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation)

Location: Maplewood, MN

Travel: May include up to 15% domestic/international

Relocation: Is authorized

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

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