Manufacturing Operator

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Feb 05, 2021
Mar 07, 2021
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Description:

Manufacturing Operator – 3M Cottage Grove

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 93,000 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, senior vice president of Human Resources at 3M

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As a Manufacturing Operator, 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:

  • Operating technical equipment in a safe, effective, and efficient manner
  • Maintaining a neat and orderly area and helping to maintain and promote safe working conditions
  • Following standard operating procedures to support efficient business operations
  • Monitoring equipment and taking appropriate action when unusual conditions occur
  • Driving hand and power trucks
  • Using a computer and computer controls to run process operation
  • Working cooperatively with others and participating in Lean and process improvement 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 or GED  (completed and verified prior to start)
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Shift work, rotating days, afternoon, overnights & weekends
  • Overtime as needed

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

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience working in a manufacturing plant environment
  • Self-motivated, team oriented, excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail
  • Active Military Reservists and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Travel:  Not Required

Relocation Assistance: Not Available

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

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

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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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