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EHS Engineer

DeKalb, IL

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 other curious, creative 3Mers.


This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military experience to a 3M career.


The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As a Safety Engineer, 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:

  • Actively supporting EHS Cultural Excellence through personal responsibility for safety, health, and environment, promoting a culture to address incidents, near-misses and potential hazards.
  • Taking ownership of plant EHS programs including but not limited to: Industrial Hygiene, Ergonomics, Powered Industrial Vehicles, Machine Guarding, Incident Investigation, Confined Spaces, and Work at Heights.
  • Leading cross functional teams through EHS incident investigation and root cause analysis and High Hazard Risk Reduction Assessments
  • Completing internal and external EHS compliance reports and analyze EHS data and report trends
  • Implementing on-going industrial hygiene chemical/noise exposure and assessment and monitoring plans while utilizing the 3M Workchec tool and systems.
  • Providing EHS oversight, design review, and testing of efficacy of exposure control measures including ventilations, administrative controls and personal protective equipment.
  • Providing technical assistance and guidance to plant by leading or assisting in safety committee teams and meetings, including EHS regulatory interpretations.
  • Providing EHS support in the design and installation of new or modified equipment, industrial automation, and management of change processes.
  • Supporting the development and delivery method of required EHS training to personnel.
  • Maintaining appropriate recordkeeping documentation to comply with all regulatory requirements and programs.


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 (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
  • One (1) year of environmental health and safety experience a private, public, government or military environment


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene or related discipline from an accredited institution
  • Three (3) years of Environment Health and Safety (EHS) experience in a private, public, government or military environment
  • Experience leading EHS projects and creating departmental and plant Lean Six Sigma targets
  • Experience completing Ergonomic Hazard Analysis
  • Experience in Industrial Hygiene Sampling Noise and Air Sampling
  • EHS-related certification(s) is/are a plus (or willingness to obtain)


Work location:

DeKalb, Illinois


Travel: May include up to 5% domestic

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).


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. 


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Applicable to US Applicants Only: The expected compensation range for this position is $79,971 - $97,742, 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: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/careers-us/working-at-3m/benefits/.Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M.Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties.


Our approach to flexibility is called Work Your Way, which puts employees first and drives well-being in ways that enable 3M’s business and performance goals. You have flexibility in where and when work gets done. It all depends on where and when you can do your best work.


Pay & Benefits Overview: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/careers-us/working-at-3m/benefits/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.


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