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3M Electrical Systems Technician in Aberdeen, South Dakota

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Electrical Systems Technician

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.

  • “I’ve seen firsthand how 3M is a place where curious, creative and collaborative people thrive and build a rewarding career. As a leader in this company, my goal is to ensure each 3Mer sees and feels the positive impact they’re making around the world, and that they know they’re valued.” – Kristen Ludgate, senior vice president of Human Resources at 3M

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As an Electrical Systems Technician, 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:

  • Leading innovation and sustainability.

  • Implementing change and continuous improvement to drive growth and increase efficiency.

  • Determining to do your best and challenge others to live and work differently.

  • Creating a positive, inclusive work environment that fosters learning and development for all.

  • Take pride in maintaining neat and orderly conditions where you work and promote safe conditions.

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, or be in the last six months of pursuing, an associate degree in a technical discipline such as, Electro-Mechanics, Mechatronics Technology, Automation Controls/SCADA, Robotics, or similar program.

  • Diagnose and correct any electrical trouble; install new wiring, conduits, hook-ups; balance electrical loads; make continuity checks; replace electrical problems on all plant equipment; take out or make changes in equipment per instructions or drawings.

  • Ability to work rotating shifts, overtime, weekends and holidays as necessary to serve our customer because our quality is their safety.

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

  • Experience working in industrial maintenance.

  • Demonstrated experience of solving recurring problems through determination of root cause.

  • Experience with maintenance and preventative maintenance of electrical equipment, such as electrical distribution equipment, sub-stations, transformers, motors, generators, starters, motor controls, switches, relays automatic controls, lighting equipment, minor electronic equipment, communication equipment, circuit breakers, storage batteries, and temperature controls.

  • Assist, analyze, and perform tests to obtain data as required; know electrical principles and be familiar with 1 and 3 phase AC or DC circuits.

  • Know electrical code covering laws of installation of electrical equipment; use test equipment, such a V.O.M., Ammeters, DVM, signal generators, logic analyzers and probes, chart recorder, and other related equipment.

Relocation: Is 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

For more details on what happens before, during and after the interview process, check out the Insights for Candidates page at

Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at or on Twitter @3M.

Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties.

3M is an equal opportunity employer. 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

Please note: your application may not be considered if you do not provide your education and work history, either by: 1) uploading a resume, or 2) entering the information into the application fields directly.

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