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.
"Design at 3M is integral to creating distinctive brand experiences that brings our world-class innovation in science to life. Now, more than ever, the very best talent and diverse perspectives are required to create the next generation of ideas, solutions, and services for customers around the globe."- Brian Rice, vice president, chief brand and design officer at 3M
This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.
The Impact You'll Make in this Role
As a Lead Industrial Designer with 3M's Safety and Industrial Business Group, 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:
Independently and proactively leading multiple product design initiatives with strategic scope and complexity. This can include design research methods and activities
Utilizing your strong observational skills, end user empathy, and the ability to identify insights from various forms of qualitative research.
Combining creative thinking and industrial design skills with industry trends to provide unique brand and product experiences.
Initiating and establishing good working relationships with multiple functions of the business to support and facilitate the design completion of programs.
Coaching business and lab partners through the design process and final execution.
Adapting and tailoring the design process / approaches to the specific project or business needs.
Your Skills and Expertise
To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:
Bachelor's degree (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited university in Industrial Design or Product Design and five (5) combined years of working experience in industrial design, product design, and/or product development in a private, public, government or military environment or/a Highschool Diploma (completed and verified prior to start) and ten (10) combined years of working experience in in industrial design, product design, and/or product development in a private, public, government or military environment in lieu of the Bachelor's education requirement.
Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:
Excellent sketching and or visualization of concepts and ideas.
Strong written, verbal and visual communication skills
Demonstrated understanding of ergonomic design
Experience in Rhino and/or SolidWorks and Adobe Creative Suite a strong plus. Or the desire to learn quickly on the job.
Commercial / Industry / B2B design experience
Demonstrated capabilities of estimating time schedules and working towards aggressive deadlines
Ability to bounce between tactical and strategic programs
Basic manufacturing knowledge
Please attach a file or include a link to a non-confidential portfolio of design work along with your application.
Travel: May include up to 20% Domestic
Relocation Assistance: May be 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 3M.com/careers.
For more information about 3M Design, visit www.3M.com/design or follow @3MDesign on Twitter.
Learn more about 3M's creative solutions to the world's problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M. 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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