Project Manager - Managed Lab Outsource*

MAPLEWOOD, Minnesota, USAR01057953

Position Description

Project Manager – Managed Lab Outsource

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.

“For more than 30 years at 3M, I’ve seen firsthand how it’s 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 we’re making around the world” – Mike Roman, chief executive officer and chairman of the board at 3M

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 Role

As a Project Manager - Managed Lab Outsource, 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:

  • Managing the outsourcing of environmental samples (i.e. wastewater, groundwater, product EHS-related samples), where management includes identification of test methods, placement of testing, tracking metrics, technical review of deliverables, quality control, and invoicing

  • Providing technical expertise to 3M EHS professionals, product developers, and manufacturing facilities regarding state- and region-approved laboratory environmental testing methods and best practices for sampling

  • Identifying, reviewing, and auditing contract testing laboratories to ensure they meet 3M requirements

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 STEM discipline (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Five (5) years of laboratory experience in a private, public, government or military environment

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

  • Three (3) years of experience managing analytical laboratory testing activities in a private, public, government or military environment

  • Three (3) years of project management experience

  • An active Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

  • Experience with and knowledge of environmental testing methods

  • Experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)

  • Microsoft Office proficiency

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, great attention to detail, excellent documentation skills, ability to work independently to complete projects, as well as the ability to work with cross-functional teams

Location: Maplewood, MN

Travel: May include up to 15% 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).

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.

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 3M.com/careers.