Location: lIndianapolis, IN


3M is seeking a Product Development Acoustical Test Engineer for Personal Safety Division (PSD) Hearing Solutions Laboratory located in Indianapolis, IN.  At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.  Here, you go.


Job Summary:

The person hired for the position of Product Development Acoustical Test Engineer will be part of a team of engineers responsible for designing and commercializing passive and electronic hearing protection and communication product solutions primarily for the industrial market place.  These exciting new systems will utilize various forms of materials, manufacturing technologies, and/or electronics to deliver products that protect our customers from hazardous environments.  The successful candidate will participate in and accelerate new product development within the Personal Safety Division.


Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Performs testing and evaluation of hearing protectors and/or communications products in accordance with hearing protection industry standards and regulations, which includes working with human test subjects and acoustical manikins
  • Analyzes data as directed, using Excel and other software tools as needed to provide graphical and statistical descriptors to assist in decision making processes.
  • Conducts daily, weekly and monthly calibrations and ensures lab quality systems, procedures, equipment calibrations and documentation are in place to comply with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17025 standard to maintain laboratory accreditation
  • Ensures compliance with ethical human subject testing requirements
  • Participates as the quality-acoustics test engineer member in cross-functional new product development commercialization teams and product maintenance teams.

For additional information, please visit: https://www.3m.com/hearing

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or science discipline (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of one (1) year of combined acoustical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and/or laboratory experience in a private, public, government or military environment (an Internship or Co-op is considered qualifying)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Acoustical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics or related discipline from an accredited institution
  • Experience related to development and testing of hearing protectors and/or communications products
  • Experience in and comfort working with human test subjects
  • Experience with acoustical and/or vibration measurements and related calibration practices
  • Experience with test method development, testing methodology, electronics, specification and/or development of test equipment
  • Knowledge of hearing protection industry standards
  • Experience with various statistical methods [Analysis of Variation (ANOVA,) Design of Experiments (DOE), Statistical Variability]
  • Experience in a regulated manufacturing environment
  • Excellent skills: interpersonal, communication (oral, written and presentation), technical, documentation, problem solving and teamwork
  • Experience working on global cross-functional teams
  • Results-oriented, self-motivated individual with proven ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize to meet business needs
  • Microsoft Office proficient, LabView a plus


Location: Indianapolis, IN

Travel: May include up to 10% domestic/international

Relocation: Is authorized


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.


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