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Job Description

Job Description:

Machinist II

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 Machinist II, 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:

Running various equipment including manual mills, manual lathes, Vertical Machining centers, CNC Lathes, and miscellaneous shop equipment. Set up machine using proper fixture and selecting proper tooling for the application. Machine various materials such as steels, aluminums, composites, plastics, and rubbers.
Writing and editing programs for machine to enable correct tool path, cutting speed and feeds.
Writing and reviewing setup sheet and specifications to determine setup procedure, machining sequence, and dimensions.
Observing and listening to machine operation to detect malfunctions such as worn or damaged cutting tools. Trouble shoot machine alarms, make corrections as needed and conduct routine machine maintenance. Change inserts, cutting tools and location of workpiece during machining process as specified in setup instructions.
Measuring workpieces for conformance to specifications (i.e. material, dimensional tolerance) and adjust machine feed and speed and changes cutters to machine parts according to specifications. Routine machine maintenance and upkeep.

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-year machining degree or certificate (completed and verified prior to start) AND two (2) or more years of machinist experience in a Manufacturing environment


Possess G&M Code Programming certification (completed and verified prior to start) AND three (3) or more years of machinist experience in a Manufacturing environment


Interested and available to work first shift as well as overtime (during the week and/or weekend) as needed.
Reliably commute or planning to relocate to Red Wing, MN 55066 – before starting work (required)

Location: Red Wing, MN

Travel: N/A

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.

Pay & Benefits Overview:

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