Industrial HVAC / R Technician

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Apr 14, 2021
May 14, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Description:

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 an Industrial HVAC / R Technician, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world.

The person hired for the position of HVAC / R Technician will maintain, troubleshoot and perform preventative maintenance on our HVAC/R equipment at the 3M Cottage Grove Manufacturing plant.

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

  • Knows and applies the operating principles, purpose, proper application, and design limitations of electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical circuits such as: Chillers, compressors, cooling towers, pumps, flow meters, fans, thermostats, humidistats, heat exchangers, and recorders
  • Sets up, operates, and reads precision testing and measuring instruments to the instrument manufacturer's specification of accuracy. Precision testing and measuring instruments include devices such as leak detectors, pressure gages, thermometers, psychrometers, velometers, and similar devices
  • Troubleshoots and diagnoses equipment malfunctions and makes repairs or adjustments based on that diagnosis using repair parts, or by correcting existing parts, or by innovation to select substitute parts
  • Plans and installs piping systems associated with HVAC systems by preparing sketches when necessary to describe parts or material required to make minor modifications or repairs

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:

  • Possess a two (2) year Technical degree or diploma (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration OR Possess minimum five (5) years of HVAC / R experience in a private, public, government, military environment
  • This position may require working any shift. Working overtime, weekends, or holidays as needed

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

  • Minimum seven (7) years of experience in HVAC / R in a private, public, government, or military environment
  • Previous industrial experience in HVAC / R
  • Possess Universal Refrigeration Certification Types I, II, and III
  • Current and valid Journeyman or Masters Refrigeration competency card from city of St. Paul or Minneapolis
  • Knowledge of Siemens/Niagara building automation

Travel: May include up to 0%

Relocation Assistance: Not authorized

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 

This posting is for Industrial HVAC / R Technician positions at 3M Cottage Grove.  3M anticipates that multiple openings for this position will occur over time. Qualified applicants may be considered for Industrial Maintenance Mechanic – Multi-Craft openings occurring at 3M Cottage Grove, and 3M will accept applications for up to 6 months from the posting date of this requisition.  Eligible applications will be kept open and active until August 15, 2021  After that, the posting will be taken down and applicants will need to apply/re-apply for available open postings at that time.

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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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