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3M Large Wheel Grinding Operator I in Montrose, Colorado

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Job TitleLarge Wheel Grinding Operator I

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, 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 Large Wheel Grinding Operator I, 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:

  • Read and use basic measuring devices (micrometer, calipers, protractors, and etc.) to ensure product meets specifications.

  • Performs basic grinding and hardness testing on a variety of wheel specs

  • Performs grinding, hardness testing, and gluing for all wheel types with guidance; requires sign-off by supervisor or designee.

  • Work from blueprints to complete all steps of operation

  • Select right tool for the job (shims, wheel)

  • Read and preform operations on basic core print

  • Recognize the difference in the core material

  • Perform setup on machine for surface and Outside Diameter (OD) grinding without assistance

  • Operate PIVs to include, but not limited to a hoist

  • Write MRR’s when needed

Your Skills and Expertise

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M is looking for candidates who must have the following qualifications:

  • Possess a High School Diploma/GED or higher

  • Work First Shift (6AM – 4:30PM, Monday - Thursday)

  • Performs at an acceptable level to meet quantity and quality requirements in order to continue employment: probationary period is 3 months.

  • Must be able to use basic measuring devices (micrometer, calipers, protractors, and etc.) to ensure product meets specifications.

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

  • Possesses basic mathematical skills and is able to perform basic mathematical calculations.

  • Requires production and inspection experience to perform duties. Operate equipment (lathe and drill press) following department Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Instructions (WIs).

  • Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions. Must be able to read, write legibly, understand and communicate in English.

  • Must possess basic computer skills.

Relocation Assistance: 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.

Resources for You

For more details on what happens before, during and after the interview process, check out the Insights for Candidates page at

This posting is for a Large Wheel Grinding Operator I position at 3M Montrose, CO. 3M anticipates that multiple openings for this position will occur over time. Qualified applicants may be considered as Large Wheel Grinding Operator I openings occur at 3M Montrose, CO, and 3M will accept applications for up to 6 months from the posting date of this requisition. After that, the posting will be taken down and applicants will need to apply/re-apply for available open postings at that time.

Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at or on Twitter @3M.

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

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.

Please note: your application may not be considered if you do not provide your education and work history, either by: 1) uploading a resume, or 2) entering the information into the application fields directly.

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