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3M Production Shift Supervisor* in Cottage Grove, Minnesota

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Job TitleProduction Supervisor, Corporate Incinerator (Cottage Grove, MN)

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.

A long-lasting career at 3M comes from having vision, imagination and the ability to see what doesn’t exist. 3Mers are groundbreaking innovators and it’s important that we give every person the space for disruptive and creative thinking.” – John Banovetz, senior vice president and chief technology 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 Production Supervisor at the Corporate Incinerator, 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:

  • Guiding activities and personnel in order to achieve the safe handling and disposal of hazardous waste in an environmentally conscious and productive manner. Cultivating and leading a team by encouraging and implementing cross training activities, cooperation, innovation, flexibility and teamwork. Scheduling work priorities consistent with engineering directives, coordinating maintenance activities, allocating work assignments, communicating expectations and monitoring workflow. Providing coaching and feedback to employees and utilizing corrective action to resolve conflict and inappropriate behaviors.

  • Training employees on all aspects of the incineration process and operations. Providing employees with proper tools, equipment and information including any changes that may affect their work. Ensuring a safe work environment by reviewing production processes, OSHA requirements, and recognizing and resolving safety-related problems. Ensuring employees receive training as specified and maintaining certification and training requirements. Providing effective communication to employees through crew meetings, electronic mail, and 1:1 coaching session. Completing housekeeping audits and job safety analysis on a regular basis.

  • Utilizing available resources to resolve process, maintenance, equipment and/or related technical problems. Monitoring and remediating process equipment downtime while maintaining safe operating limits. Analyzing and interpreting statistical data and charts to identify trends and determine improvement plans. Communicating and following-up on safety, productivity, quality, and maintenance concerns with appropriate staff. Generating work requests and entering incident reports in accordance with established procedures.

  • Implementing advanced working knowledge and interpretation of corporate and site policies and procedures. Ensuring shift administrative activities such as time reporting, attendance control, vacation planning, overtime, etc. are properly implemented and documented. Participating in assigned team functions and projects. Understanding of DOT and Hazardous Material Regulations.

  • Being an active member and participating in site Emergency E-squad activities.

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:

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

  • Five (5) combined years relevant experience working in a manufacturing, production and/or military environment OR a Bachelor’s degree with two (2) years of relevant experience working in a manufacturing, production and/or military environment

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Science, Engineering, or other technical discipline

  • Previous supervisory experience

  • Experience in one or more of the following: project leadership, team leadership, supervisory, and/or management

  • This position requires working on a rotating shift (nights/weekends/holidays)—further details to be provided

  • Self-directed and detail oriented

  • Good interpersonal, communication, prioritization, organizational skills, and computer skills.

  • Ability to create, lead and work in a team atmosphere.

  • Ability to communicate written and verbally clearly and concisely and influence changes with operators as well as other plant employees and management team members.

  • Ability to identify and resolve process issues

  • Ability to produce results through continuous improvement methodologies (e.g. Lean Six Sigma) and provide impact through cost reduction programs, quality improvements, and safety of work environment

Travel: None

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).

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.

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.

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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