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3M Industrial Hygienist in Tonawanda, New York

Job Description:

Industrial Hygienist

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 an Industrial Hygienist, 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:

  • Develops and leads site-specific industrial hygiene activities and initiatives on such topics as hearing conservation, ventilation management, exposure assessment, Personal Protective Equipment, etc.

  • Leads incident investigations impacting employee health.

  • Manages all Industrial Hygiene (IH) related internal company requirements,

  • Creates and maintains site, CBG and USAC operating procedures and any associated training in the areas of industrial hygiene.

  • Leads the site industrial hygiene program, developing standard work to continuously improve the broad area of Industrial Hygiene.

  • Provides input for the annual EHS planning cycle related to industrial hygiene.

  • Coordinates activities and improvement efforts for the industrial hygiene elements of the EHS Management System.

  • Works closely with USAC IH, Corporate IH, 3M Medical, and Facility EHS contacts to promptly address related issues.

  • Partners with the 3M engineering and industrial hygiene organizations on relevant programs and projects.

  • Stays current in trending activities related to the industrial hygiene discipline thru attendance of technical conferences, membership in key professional association/trade association teams, and benchmarking activities with peers and/or strategic partners (Chemical, Pharma, Logistics, etc.).

  • Monitors regulatory trends and activities related to industrial hygiene that could have an impact on our site operations.

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in science, toxicology, or industrial hygiene from an accredited institution

  • Fi ve (5) years of Industrial Hygiene combined experience in a Manufacturing, Research & Development, and/or Corporate setting in a private, public, government or military environment

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

  • Master’s degree or higher in science, toxicology, or industrial hygiene from an accredited institution

  • Experience in process safety management program implementation and maintenance

  • Experience in implementation of comprehensive exposure assessment and management systems

  • Experience with chemical agent sampling and analytical method implementation and development including real time detection systems

  • Experience in a plant manufacturing environment

  • American Board of Industrial Hygiene, Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or willingness to obtain within the first 18 months of employment at 3M

  • Occupational hygiene regulatory experience

  • Engineering control concepts and design with practical implementation experience

  • Noise exposure assessment and control implementation

  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere

  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written and presentation)

  • Strong computer and database skills

    Work Location: Tonawanda, NY

    Travel: May include up to 5% domestic/international

    Relocation: 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 $119,076 - $145,537, 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:

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