2023 Vaccine Manufacturing Co-op
The Future Talent Program features co-operative assignments that last 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.
This position will report to vaccine production or engineering management and support ongoing operational activities. Given the close interaction with actual Good Manufacturing Practice manufacturing, candidates need to be prepared to comply with Good Manufacturing Practice gowning restrictions for some of their activities (e.g. remove jewelry, remove make-up, remove false nails, etc.).
This position is responsible for but not limited to:
Providing on-the-floor support of operational and technical issues; collaborating with the shop floor on a variety of different projects and activities that are critical to ongoing manufacturing of vaccines at the West Point, PA site.
Performing deviation investigations aimed to prevent deviation re-occurrence, including determining the root cause, identifying corrective/preventative actions, identifying event scope, and conducting a product impact assessment. Where applicable, complete investigational test protocols to determine root cause, product impact, event scope, etc.
Completing projects to improve the performance of our processes and manufacturing performance, including projects aimed at improving Right-First-Time performance or preventing/reducing deviations, and continuous improvement projects that seek to improve yield, reduce cost, or lower our processing cycle times.
Supporting team safety, environmental and compliance objectives.
Collaboration with the area Managers, Operators/Mechanics, support groups (Maintenance, Automation, Technology, Quality, and Supply Chain).
Executing projects and assigned studies in a right-first-time manner.
Actively using and championing the use of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) tools, both in problem solving and day-to-day operational activities.
Provide progress updates to mentor summarizing the status of the assignments that are underway.
Work with assigned mentor to develop personal and professional skills.
This is a full- time Co-Op position. Housing subsidy is not available as part of this program and must be funded 100% by the student.
Required Education & Experience:
Candidate must be pursuing BS degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Biomedical, or related Engineering discipline, or pursuing a BS degree in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Virology, or Business and Engineering.
Candidates must have communication, leadership and teamwork skills.
Preferred Experience & Skills:
Candidates should have experience in biologics, vaccine or bulk sterile manufacturing facilities.
Candidates should have experience using Lean/Six Sigma tools.
Candidates should have capabilities for managing multiple tasks simultaneously, including leading small projects.
Candidates should have frequently interacted with employees/students within own and from other departments.
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.
Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.
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Employee Status:Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)
Travel Requirements:No Travel Required
Flexible Work Arrangements:Not Specified
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