Manufacturing/Production at 3M

Posted: 09/24/2023

Production Operator (New Ulm, 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
As a Production Operator, 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:

  • Demonstrates safe work behavior to avoid injury to self and others.
  • Follow operating procedures and customer specifications to produce quality products which are delivered to customers.
  • Leading innovation and sustainability.
  • Creating a positive, inclusive work environment that fosters learning and development for all.
  • Implementing change and continuous improvement to drive growth and increase efficiency.

Your Skills and Expertise 

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED or higher (completed prior to start)
  • Must be able to work overtime, weekends, and holidays as scheduled working 8 to 12 consecutive hours per day on a weekly fixed (i.e., 7am - 3pm, 3pm – 11pm or 11pm - 7am) or rotating shift (i.e., Midnights, Afternoons, Days or Days/Afternoons).


Work location:

  • New Ulm, MN


Travel: Does not include travel

Relocation Assistance: 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. 

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The starting rate of pay for this position is $23.55 to $26.53 an hour with a $1.50 shift differential for afternoon or midnight shift. This targeted compensation range represents a good faith estimate and can vary based on factors including, but not limited to, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Other benefits and incentives may apply; pay and benefits overview: This information is being disclosed in accordance with local Pay Transparency Rules.

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