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3M Health Care is now Solventum!
Apply Directly on the Solventum Career Site to be Considered!–New-Health-Care-Company-_R01110696
Thank you for your interest in working for our Company. Recruiting the right talent is crucial to our goals. On April 1, 2024, 3M Healthcare underwent a corporate spin-off leading to the creation of a new company named Solventum. We are still in the process of updating our Careers Page and applicant documents, which currently have 3M branding. Please bear with us. In the interim, our Privacy Policy here continue to apply to any personal information you submit, and the 3M-branded positions listed on our Careers Page are for Solventum positions.
As it was with 3M, at Solventum all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Job Description:
3M is seeking Mechanical Specialist candidates to join our team in Columbia, MO!

Starting Pay: $24.95 + Shift Differentials
Shift: Full-Time, Overnights (12-Hour Rotating Shifts 7:30pm – 7:30am, every other weekend)
This position is an entry level craft position and will be supporting the Barrier Film Department

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 other curious, creative 3Mers.
3M is establishing two industry-leading companies, creating value through the spin-off of its Health Care business, while 3M will continue to be a global material science leader, focusing our innovation to win in favorable global megatrends and attractive end markets. This new Health Care Company will be a leading global diversified health technology company with:

Proven category leadership
Exposure to attractive end-markets
Innovation mindset driving improved patient outcomes
Collaborative customer relationships
Deep global regulatory experience
Operational excellence and strong cash flow
Strong sales growth and profitability with significant recurring sales

We expect the creation of the two companies will be completed by the end of 2023. For now, we will continue to operate as one global company. This role is positioned to drive the success of the “New Health Care Company”.
This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military experience to a 3M career.
The Impact You’ll Make in this Role
As a Mechanical Specialist, 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:

Performing work as directed by Plant Engineering Supervisor (or designee).
Performing basic preventative maintenance (PM’s) duties and following safety guidelines.
Identify improvement opportunities and initiate implementation.
Assuring process documentation is current and utilized at all times.
Conducting basic troubleshooting of chemical, electrical, electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic, and mechanical systems.
Assisting with calibrations of process equipment and monitoring/analyzing a variety of day-to-day production issues.
Managing all hazardous wastes in compliance with RCRA requirements. This includes labeling all hazardous material & ensuring proper materials are in each drum or other container.
Performing operator duties as required.
Participating in continuous training.

Your Skills and Expertise
To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

Five years of work experience maintaining industrial/mechanical equipment OR an associate degree in a mechanical field coupled with experience to equal five years.
Ability to work a Full-Time, Overnight shift (12-Hour Rotating Shifts 7:30pm – 7:30am, every other weekend)
Ability to work overtime, weekends, and holidays as needed

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

Experience or background in servicing electronically controlled equipment

Work location: Onsite – 5400 Paris Rd, Columbia, MO 65202
Travel: No Travel
Relocation Assistance: Not Authorized
For current employees, internal transfer restrictions may not apply. For more details, contact your local recruiter/HR team.
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.
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The starting rate of pay for this position is $24.95/hour, with the potential to reach $27.52/hour. This range represents a good faith estimate for this position. The specific compensation offered to a candidate may vary based on factors including, but not limited to, the candidate’s relevant knowledge, training, skills, work location, and/or experience. In addition, this position may be eligible for a range of benefits (e.g., Medical, Dental & Vision, Health Savings Accounts, Health Care & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, Disability Benefits, Life Insurance, Voluntary Benefits, Paid Absences and Retirement Benefits, etc.). Additional information is available at:
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $24.95 per hour

401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance


12 hour shift
Overnight shift

Work Location: In person