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3M Utilities Operator - Boiler House in Knoxville, Iowa

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Utility Operator – Boiler House

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 Boiler House Operator, 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:

  • Implementing the use of the plant computerized maintenance management system for writing work orders, entering time, entering comments, researching past problems, etc. Work both individually and in small work teams (2-6 people) to complete tasks. Ask for help as needed.

  • Determining working order of equipment by troubleshooting, repair/modify, PM, check-out and/or install utility equipment including pneumatic equipment, hydraulic equipment, bearings, pumps and other devices following repair manuals, mechanical drawings and elementary electrical/pneumatic/hydraulic diagrams. Work on equipment installed in cramped locations as well as elevated locations using scaffolding, ladders, hi-jackers, or boom truck; or on roofs of buildings, in pits, or in confined or hazardous locations.

  • Supporting the plant by communicating effectively with other plant personnel and disciplines such as engineering, production supervision, production operators, etc. regarding utility issues. Follow up on repairs and make suggestions to improve/prevent maintenance related downtime. Work with other employees and visitors in a fully supportive partnering and team member relationship to contribute to overall goals of the work unit, department, plant and company.

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:

  • Experience in chemical handling operations in a private, public, government, or military environment

  • M ust have a valid driver license license and ability to operate a company vehicle

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

  • Satisfactory completion of a two-year minimum, full-time, post-secondary vocational school course of study, or equivalent approximating 2100 hours of course work, acceptable to 3M; or

  • Provide evidence of a minimum of 5 years of on-the-job work experience in a 3M Plant Engineering related skill area or in a skill area acceptable to 3M; or

  • Provide evidence of a combination of post-secondary vocational schooling and on-the-job work experience as listed in requirements (1) and (2) above, when such combination is deemed by 3M to be equal to or greater than (1) or (2) in learning experiences for the relevant craft.

Travel: none

Relocation Assistance: none

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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