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3M Controls Systems Technician* in Indianapolis, Indiana

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.

“One of the best parts of my job is feeling the impact of 93,000 3Mers collaborating around the world and seeing the difference they’re able to make in people’s lives.” – Julie Bushman, executive vice president of International Operations at 3M

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As a Controls Systems Tech, 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:

  • Develop, test, diagnose and modify programs for microprocessor based manufacturing systems and quality analysis equipment. Write machine programs for programmable controllers (PLCs). Make program modifications and troubleshoot programs

  • Install troubleshoot, repair, modify, calibrate and make adjustments to electrical/electronic system components and circuits used in measurement and control of current, voltage, temperature, humidity, speed, vacuum, pressure, tension, flow, time, frequency, thickness and density

  • Ensure availability of machine documentation and programs, and ensure that all documentation and programs are updated to reflect machine or program changes

  • Troubleshoot and diagnose equipment malfunctions and make repairs or adjustments using repair parts or correcting existing parts

  • Know and apply the operating principles, purpose, proper application and design limitations of electrical power distribution system components and elements. Includes the troubleshooting, testing, repair, replacement, adjustment, calibration and cleaning of the system and elements

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

  • Currently possess or in the last seven (7) months of obtaining a two (2) year technical degree in an electrical controls maintenance field OR a minimum of two (2) years industrial electrical or industrial electronics experience in a private, public, government, or military environment.

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

  • Associates degree in an electrical or electronics discipline such as Automation Controls/SCADA or Robotics..

  • Experience diagnosing and repairing the following types of equipment in a manufacturing environment: Electrical Power Supply, Machine Control Devices, Pneumatics and Hydraulics.

  • Experience with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Human Interfaces (HMIs), Analog and digital AC/DC drive systems, Pneumatic/hydraulic systems.

  • PLC programming experience.

  • Comfortable working with low and medium voltage AC & DC electrical systems.

  • Experience working with Allen Bradley controls and drive technologies.

  • Experience working with Windows-based systems.

Travel: May include up to [NA][domestic/international]

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

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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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