Technical, Research & Development
When you join 3M, you become part of a global technical community of more than 6,500 scientists and engineers with decades-long history of developing breakthrough technologies-from abrasives to optics to nanotechnology to micro-replication. Our R&D philosophy emphasizes collaboration across technical, functional and global boundaries, applying leading-edge technologies to solve customer problems in industrial, consumer, health care, security, transportation and many other markets. Colleagues learn and grow together in an environment that is rich with opportunities to interact with world-class experts in diverse fields both inside and outside 3M.
3M has two parallel career paths in the technical organization known as the "dual ladder" system. In addition to a management career path, there is a technical career path. This technical path honors the prestige 3M scientists have enjoyed during 3M's history. It also allows employees to advance in position and compensation consistent with contributions, all without abandoning what they do best: research and development.
3M provides an environment that allows employees to explore ideas outside of their day-to-day job, historically called the 15 percent rule. That's part of the story behind the invention of Post-it® Notes.
You will work in exciting technologies at the heart of tomorrow's most creative products. Examples include:
Biotechnology and Health Sciences
Electronic Systems and Optical Devices
Polymers and Adhesives
3M Research & Development has opportunities in these areas:
Division Product Development Laboratories
Bachelor of Engineering, Masters in Engineering , and Ph.D. degrees in fields such as Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering , Civil Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Polymer Science, Physics and others.
All Positions :
Candidates should demonstrate scientific excellence, broad interests, willingness to explore new areas, superior interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, have demonstrated leadership abilities and have a bias towards action with a hands-on orientation to their work.