Environmental Science Specialist

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Maplewood, Minnesota, US
Apr 28, 2021
May 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Environmental Science Specialist*

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.

"A long-lasting career at 3M comes from having vision, imagination and the ability to see what doesn't exist. 3Mers are groundbreaking innovators and it's important that we give every person the space for disruptive and creative thinking." - John Banovetz, senior vice president and chief technology officer 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 an Environmental Science Specialist, within 3M's Corporate Toxicology and Environmental Science group, 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:
  • Providing environmental support to 3M business units and facilities, including chemical profile summary and classification, providing technical guidance to product responsibility/development teams and preparation of risk assessments
  • Review and interpretation of environmental test data, including providing technical guidance to testing laboratories conducting physical, chemical and ecotoxicological studies
  • Communication of environmental hazard and risk assessment results to internal/external customers and scientific and regulatory groups through oral presentations and written reports/publications globally.
  • Providing technical guidance to other 3M groups involved with environmental, regulatory and hazard communication to help ensure compliance with global regulations.
  • Serve as an environmental Subject Matter Expert (SME) for product life cycle management reviews to evaluate component and raw material hazard profiles, product life cycle exposure, determine product risk, evaluate alternative chemistries and provide recommendations for reducing risk and environmental impact.
  • Provide environmental guidance to 3M businesses globally to support chemical registrations, including data gap analysis, study protocol and reliability evaluation, authoring study summaries, exposure modeling and assessment and preparation of final submittal documents.

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 a science or engineering discipline (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
  • Three (3) years of combined experience in one or more of the following areas: preparation of chemical environmental hazard summaries, classifications, conduct/design of environmental hazard/toxicity studies and/or environmental risk assessments (private, public government or military)

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:
  • Master's degree or higher in Environmental Science, Environmental Toxicology, Chemistry or related discipline from an accredited institution
  • Experience with evaluation and classification of the environmental hazards/risks of chemicals according to U.S. and international regulatory standards
  • Experience reviewing, interpreting and summarizing environmental study data from contract research laboratories and the scientific literature
  • Experience with the environmental hazard evaluation/risk assessment process for new chemistries and/or products
  • Experience communicating results of environmental hazard/risk assessments through both oral and written methods
  • Experience with preparation and submittal of the environmental portions of new chemical registrations globally

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).

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.

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

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