Regulatory Affairs Associate

15 May, 2020


Regulatory Affairs Associate

Monroe, NC

Job Description:

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 93,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

“3M’s culture is driven by curious, spirited and collaborative people who are constantly asking ‘What if?’ And the many talents of 3Mers around the globe have me incredibly excited about what’s to come next.” – Kristen Ludgate, senior vice president of Human Resources 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 a Regulatory Affairs Associate, 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:

  • Leading NIOSH, NFPA, and Intrinsic Safety certifications for respiratory protection products.
  • Communicating with governmental, commercial testing and certification agencies to facilitate product certifications.
  • Maintaining certification records as mandated by division, corporate and/or external policies for assigned product lines.
  • Leading product teams to identify certification risks, opportunities, developments, and future certification requirements for new and existig respiratory PPE products.
  • Communicate with business management, division and corporate staff, manufacturing facilities, and regulatory bodies.

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 Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
  • Minimum four (4) years of product experience in an industry with regulations working in product certification regulatory affairs, laboratory and/or quality within a private, public, government or military environment

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

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in science or engineering from an accredited institution
  • Working knowledge of respiratory and PPE products and product certification activities
  • Minimum of six (6) years product (ex. Respiratory, PPE, medical device) experience in industry with regulations working in product certification regulatory affairs, laboratory and/or quality within a private, public, government or military environment
  • Experience working with commercial and governmental regulatory agencies
  • Experience with codes and standards such as UL, CSA, NFPA, NIOSH, ASTM and ANSI
  • Experience with certification agencies such as UL, Intertek, NIOSH, SGS, CSA and TUV SUD
  • Experience and knowledge of firefighting equipment
  • Knowledge of respiratory protection methods
  • Exceptional organization, as well as written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Ability to work well within a group setting

Travel: May include up to 10% 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)

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 

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Job posted: 2020-05-15