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Merck & Co, Inc

2023 Associate Engineering Specialist Co-op

Engineering and Architecture

Architectural Engineering

No

West Point, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

The Future Talent Program features Cooperative (Co-op) education that lasts up to 6 months and will include one or more projects. These opportunities in our Manufacturing & Supply Division can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.

The co-op assignment will support our Manufacturing Division’s Packaging Technology Community’s three unique groups. These groups serve as our company’s central packaging Centers of Excellence with global responsibility for packaging related activities. The position is based in West Point, PA (a suburb of Philadelphia). It is a full-time paid six-month co-op position which includes a housing stipend.

The candidate selected will have opportunities to gain direct experience in a wide variety of areas within pharmaceutical packaging.

Key Learning & Development

  • Primary and secondary packaging development and testing for solid oral dose, sterile and medical device products

  • Packaging equipment development and qualification

  • Packaging processes and controls

  • Bulk packaging development and testing

  • Distribution packaging development and testing

  • Thermal packaging development and testing

  • Packaging related documentation and regulations

  • Customer focus and usability testing

These activities will provide the Co-Op Associate Engineering Specialist with exposure to other departments, cross functional teams, suppliers, etc. Travel to company and contract packaging sites, equipment and component manufacturers and/or testing facilities is expected as part of the direct immersive experience.

Required Education & Experience:

  • Candidates must be currently pursuing degree in Packaging Science, Packaging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in an academic program and returning to university following this co-op assignment to complete credit requirements for graduation

  • Candidates must be available for full time employment for a period of six months from June to December 2023

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Candidates should have strong project management, problem solving, organizational, technical writing and communication skills

  • Candidates should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of biopharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that’s devoted to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.

FTP2023

MMD2023

For positions located in the United States and Puerto Rico – Subject to applicable law, all new hires (including internal transfers) must demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or that they qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement. New hires (including internal transfers) to a position that, as determined by the Company, requires routine collaboration with external stakeholders (such as roles in health services or customer-facing commercial or research-based roles) (“Customer-Facing Role”) who are not vaccinated must qualify for a medical or religious exemption and be in a position that the Company determines can accommodate unvaccinated employees without causing an undue burden to business operations. If, following dialog with the candidate as appropriate, it is determined that the candidate either a) does not qualify for a religious or medical exemption or, b) for candidates applying for Customer-Facing roles, it is determined that allowing the candidate to work without vaccination would cause an undue burden to the Company, the candidate will be ineligible for hire or transfer, or any offer of employment or transfer (if applicable) will be revoked. Please note that notwithstanding the approval of any reasonable accommodation, the Company reserves the right to monitor, modify, or revoke any such accommodation if it is determined, following dialog with the employee, that the accommodation is no longer effective or results in an undue burden to the Company.

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US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:

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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:

Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)

Relocation:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified

Shift:

1st - Day

Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID:R204311