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3M Industrial Multi-Craft Mechanic in Knoxville, Iowa

Job Description:

Industrial Multi-Craft Mechanic

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.

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As a Multi-Craft Mechanic, 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:

  • Troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing mechanical and electronic equipment, including pneumatics/hydraulics

  • Creating a culture of safety and compliance in the production environment through preventative maintenance and repairing critical equipment

  • Supporting a culture of continuous improvement by implementing operator ideas.

  • The person hired for the position of Multi-Craft Mechanic will safely install, maintain, repair, move, replace, modify, troubleshoot, diagnose, adjust, calibrate and perform preventive maintenance on industrial and commercial equipment.

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 an accredited institution.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of industrial maintenance experience in a private, public, government or military environment OR a technical degree or diploma in a maintenance field from an accredited institution

  • Possess a current and valid driver’s license.

  • Working overtime,Weekend work, Working holidays as needed, Working a 12-hour night shift (on a “4 crew” schedule),short notice shift coverage.

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

  • Experience troubleshooting and repairing the following types of equipment in a manufacturing environment: motors, pumps, web handling systems, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, drive systems and related components, valves, brakes, and clutches

  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair electrical and electronic equipment to include PLC’s, sensors, and operator interface stations

  • Ability to perform basic machining, fabrication, welding, pipefitting, and millwright tasks

Travel: may include up to 5% domestic

Relocation Assistance: is 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.

Pay & Benefits Overview:

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