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The Impact You’ll Make in this Role
As a Graduate Manufacturing Technology 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. Successful candidates will have a fantastic opportunity to complete placements within up to 24 months, in a variety of areas within the 3M Bangor location, supporting the quality, technical, production and engineering groups, before settling down in the Manufacturing Technology role. During the 24 month Global Graduate scheme you will receive training alongside other new graduates and placement students. The Manufacturing Technology Engineering group's primary purpose is to ensure the manufacturing plant and business deliver against their annual strategic target in the fields of cost, cash, growth, service, quality and safety.
Our widely spread and innovative product technology base provides interesting and varied manufacturing challenges that stimulate our world-renowned culture of innovation and creativity. 3M has achieved regional & global recognition for its achievements in manufacturing efficiency, service & environmental awareness as well as its ability to develop & scale-up new products utilising new technologies. The role of a Manufacturing Engineer at 3M will offer an incredible level of variety and our Graduate Engineers are expected to develop and implement practical, effective improvements to the day to day challenges faced. Here, working as part of a highly focused and driven team of engineers, you will make an impact by working on the projects such as
Process / Product improvement – working as part of a team to use data to help us drive the right decisions using Lean Six Sigma methodologies.
Further developing our machine data acquisition – working with Instrumentation and control engineering to further develop systems that allow us real-time process information that we can use to optimise our manufacturing processes and products
Product and Process Qualification/Optimisation – Helping to design and run Design of experiments.
Quality Improvement – Projects involve working alongside the quality engineering team to understand historical trends and production data to further develop specifications.
Lean Projects – Model processes to optimise machine changeovers, manufacturing floor space, customer order patterns and raw material requirements etc.
Your Skills and Expertise
To be effective in this role, you will need to develop the skills to become a high performing engineer and 3M will support you in doing so. You’ll become knowledgeable about our developing technologies, the quality systems that surround our manufacturing processes and learn to work with people at all levels of the organisation - from the machine operators to the senior managers. You’ll be trained in Lean Six Sigma methods and tools and will use these to analyse and improve the processes in your area of responsibility –if there isn’t data to analyse; you will have the autonomy to explore how to generate this vital data.
To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M is looking for candidates who must have the following qualifications:
Right to live and work in the UK
Predicted or achieved a minimum 2:1 degree in Chemical Engineering, Material Science or Chemistry based degrees
120 UCAS points at A-Level (or equivalent qualification) including at least one STEM subject.
Good engineering/technical knowledge with the proven ability to problem solve
Experience of data handling and processing
Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:
Previous experience within a manufacturing environment (desired but not essential)
Valid UK driving licence (preferred but not essential)
Pro-active self-starter with the ability to prioritise effectively
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work at all levels of the organisation
Highly motivated with the drive & energy to lead and influence change
Good team player able to work well with & influence others
Travel: 5 to 10 % expected in first year for training
Role Location: Bangor
Please note the cost of hotel accommodation is covered for the first 28 days of your employment whilst you seek your own accommodation.
Salary – No less than £31,262
Key Benefits Include:
25 days paid annual holiday, rising to 30 days with service, plus Bank Holidays
Contributory SMART Stakeholder Pension Scheme with up to 10% employer contribution
Life Assurance Scheme 4 x salary
General Employee Stock Purchase Plan providing the opportunity to purchase 3M stock at discounted rates
Discount on 3M products
Employee discount scheme providing preferential rates across major UK retailers and service providers
Reduced subscriptions on various insurance schemes
Employee Assistance Programme
Financial support for further education
FlexAbility - empowers employees to adjust when and where they work – in ways that reflect individual roles, personal circumstances, and help to drive business outcomes and work-life balance
Closing Date for applications – 31/01/2021
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.
At 3M, diversity & inclusion are essential to innovation. We seek and value differences in people! This Job ad is addressed to all potential candidates. As an equal opportunity employer 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability. If you want to discover more about D&I at 3M, please visit http://go.3M.com/4i9C
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