Technical Aide (Maplewood, MN)

3M Maplewood, MN

About the Job

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $30 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. 3M has a long-standing reputation as a company committed to innovation. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and creativity. We gain new insight from diverse thinking, and take risks on new ideas. Here, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Job Description: 3M is seeking a Technical Aide for the Film and Materials Resources Division, Fine Chemicals Group, located in Maplewood, MN. Here, you go. Job Summary: This particular position is a temporary, part-time assignment with 3M's Technical Aide Program. The Technical Aide Program is designed to support the 3M technical community. As a Technical Aide located in Maplewood, MN, you will be assisting the 3M technical staff in the performance of their job responsibilities. It is a great way to get relevant work experience that complements your education. Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: The person hired for the position of Technical Aide will have the opportunity to work with the Film and Materials Resources Division laboratory team on projects related to fine chemicals, specialty polymers and polymer characterization. This person will develop skills and gain work experience in standard organic synthesis, polymer synthesis and the analysis of polymer properties and performance. + Preparation of new organic compounds utilizing standard organic chemistry lab skills + Isolation and purification of new compounds utilizing standard organic chemistry lab skills + Preparation of new polymers for various applications + Preparation of coatings for polymer testing This position part-time, temporary and is limited to working 899 hours per service credit year. Basic Qualifications: + Completed at least one (1) semester of a post high school degree program from an accredited college or university or three (3) years of 3M experience as a technician in lieu of the above education requirements Preferred Qualifications: + Currently enrolled or graduated from a Bachelor’s level degree program at an accredited university with a declared major in chemistry, chemical engineering, polymer science or a related discipline, having completed the sophomore year (minimum 4 semesters of university curriculum) + Current overall cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) + Experience with the Microsoft suite of computer programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) and database tools, development and manipulation + Internship or other work experience in chemical (most preferred) or polymer synthesis + Excellent oral and written communication skills + Self-motivated and results-oriented Location: Maplewood, MN Relocation: Is not authorized About 3M At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $30 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at or onTwitter @3M or @3MNewsroom. Here, you go! For information about a career at 3M go directly to Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status). Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at or on Twitter @3M. 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. 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