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Application Engineer-Automotive Displays and Sensors* (Maplewood, MN or Livonia, MI)

3M Company

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At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $30 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world.

3M has a long-standing reputation as a company committed to innovation.  We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and creativity.  We gain new insight from diverse thinking, and take risks on new ideas.

Here, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.

Job Description:

3M is seeking an Application Engineer-Automotive Displays and Sensors for the Display Materials and Systems Division located in Maplewood, MN or Livonia, MI.  Here, you go.

Job Summary:

The person hired for the position of Application Engineer-Automotive Displays and Sensors will be responsible for driving new product concepts and development in the area of Light Crystal Display (LCD) and Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays, light control, sensors, and optically clear adhesives for automotive applications.

In this role, the Application Engineer will develop deep understanding of automotive systems, performance and durability requirements through direct customer and strategic partner engagement to enable novel new product development of brightness enhancement films, light control films, Head-up Display (HUD) systems, optically clear adhesives, and interior and exterior optical sensors.  The Application Engineer will work closely with global cross-functional teams to translate customer needs into technical requirements leading to the development of new innovative products.  The application engineer will work daily with global product development teams to bring exciting new products to market.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop deep understanding of automotive display and sensor systems
  • Translate customer requirements into product requirements
  • Develop test methods to simulate application environment
  • Develop prototypes and data packages to support customer engagement
  • Leverage simulation to drive optimization of products and assembly methods
  • Participate in global teams to ensure on-time product launch and alignment with key customers
  • Leverage and collaborate with the Corporate Labs to drive break-through solutions in material and process development
  • Effective communication, interpersonal and team skills to perform well in a variety of cross-functional team situations
  • Initiates or contributes to the development of Intellectual Property

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline from an accredited university
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience working in a product development environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Polymer Science, Material Science or related discipline from an accredited university
  • Minimum of seven (7) years working in a product or application development of auto, optical and/or visual display products
  • Capability and familiarity with optical display and film testing equipment and methods
  • Experience with automotive industry including but not limited to experience with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEMs), tier 1, tier 2 and/or material suppliers
  • Experience translating customer demands into the technical aspects of applications
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage projects in a fast moving environment
  • Strong communication skills (written, oral and presentation)
  • Microsoft Office proficient

Location: Maplewood, MN or Livonia, MI

Travel: May include up to 25% domestic/international

Relocation: Is authorized

Responsibilities of this position may include direct and/or indirect physical or logical access to information, systems, technologies subjected to the regulations/compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws.

U.S. Export Control laws and U.S. Government Department of Defense contracts and sub-contracts impose certain restrictions on companies and their ability to share export-controlled and other technology and services with certain "non-U.S. persons" (persons who are not U.S. citizens or nationals, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., refugees, "Temporary Residents" (granted Amnesty or Special Agricultural Worker provisions), or persons granted asylum (but excluding persons in nonimmigrant status such as H-1B, L-1, F-1, etc.) or non-U.S. citizens.

To comply with these laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within 3M that may present access to export controlled technical data, 3M must assess employees' U.S. person status, as well as citizenship(s).

The questions asked in this application are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only.  Failure to provide the necessary information in this regard will result in our inability to consider you further for this particular position.  The decision whether or not to file or pursue an export license application is at 3M Company's sole election.

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without a sponsorship for employment visa status (e.e. H1B status).

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