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3M Wastewater Treatment Process Engineer Specialist (Decatur, AL) in Decatur, Alabama

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Wastewater Treatment Process Engineer Specialist (Decatur, AL)

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 96,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

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 RoleAs a Water Treatment Process Engineer 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:

  • Working with Management and Engineering to plan and lead effort to ensure smooth start-up and ongoing operations of the distillation and ion exchange processes of the 3M Decatur Advanced Water Treatment operation for PFOS/PFAS removal.

  • Providing process engineering expertise to support the 3M Decatur Advanced Water Treatment facilities. This position will initiate, identify, recommend, and oversee wastewater treatment programs to improve: 1) process safety and health/environmental impact, and 2) cost and reliability.

  • Coordinate with division Environmental Compliance group to ensure we are hitting and maintaining key metrics for local, state and federal agencies.

  • Working with site safety and industrial hygiene to ensure a safe working environmental for Wastewater Treatment staff. This includes leading investigation teams and ensuring proper response, reporting, and investigation of incidents.

  • Monitoring process data trends, key process indicators and monthly department spend

  • Coordinating Tier, management of change and project review meetings with management.

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 or higher in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Chemical Engineering and/or Chemistry discipline from an accredited institution

  • Five (5) years of combined experience in one or more of the following areas: Chemical Engineering, Reactive Chemistry, Manufacturing Technology, Process Engineering, Manufacturing/Production Operations, and/or Environmental Compliance in a Private, Public, Government or Military environment

  • Two (2) years of combined experience with distillation columns or ion exchange operations

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

  • Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from an accredited institution

  • Experience with water and wastewater treatment or related processes (Private, Public, Government or Military)

  • Class A or B wastewater and/or water operator licenses

  • Experience in project management

  • Strong communication skills, and ability to work effectively in teams.

Work location:

  • 3M Decatur, AL

Travel: May include up to 10% domestic/international

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).

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Applicable to US Applicants Only:The expected compensation range for this position is $137,439 - $167,981, which includes base pay plus variable incentive pay, if eligible. 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:

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