Machine Vision Engineer (Maplewood, MN)

Nov 18, 2023

US, Minnesota, Maplewood

Job Description:

Machine Vision Engineer (Maplewood, MN)

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

The Automated Inspection and Measurement group is responsible for fundamental technology development, application investigations, system integration and deployment, and long-term support across many 3M divisions in the areas of automated inspection, measurement, machine vision, automation, and process data systems. This group is a leader in digital technology within the corporation through its technology development and breadth of system deployment across 3M manufacturing operations.

As a Machine Vision 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:

  • Automated inspection, measurement, and machine vision system integration and application engineering with a focus on implementation of machine vision systems enabling automation within 3M manufacturing operations.

  • Technology development for custom inspection and measurement applications with particular emphasis on opto-mechanical systems, machine vision, and automation.

  • Data analysis and optimization using tools including Six Sigma to maximize value of delivered systems.

  • Identify, filter, and prioritize customer (3M Internal) requirements.

  • Working within a team setting to solve manufacturing challenges.

  • Provide ongoing Tier 2 support for installed infrastructure, may include on-call support.

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

  • Seven (7) years of machine vision experience that includes design and deployment of systems into manufacturing operations


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

  • Possess expertise equivalent to that which would be obtained in a master’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or related discipline

  • Five (5) years of professional experience implementing machine vision for automation solutions

  • Experience with Cognex machine vision platform

  • Image processing, signal processing, optics, software, or electronics experience

  • Skills include excellent written and verbal communication skills, excellent networking skills, exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills


Work location:

  • Hybrid Eligible (Job Duties allow for some remote work but require travel to Maplewood MN at least 3 days per week)

  • Maplewood, MN

Travel: May include up to 20% US & international, primarily 3M manufacturing locations

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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The expected compensation range for this position is $133,435 - $163,088, 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/.

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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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