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Merck & Co, Inc

2022 - Manufacturing Co-op - Elkton, VA ( MERCUSR134076ENUS)

Manufacturing and Production

Manufacturing Engineer



Elkton, Virginia, United States

Job Description

The Future Talent Program features co-ops that last at least 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.

Examples of projects and assignment areas include:

  • In-line product support in technical operations, manufacturing operations, quality operations

  • Maintain products at a high level of performance and regulatory compliance

  • Execute strategic projects to enhance our World Class Supply posture – decrease inventory, shorten cycle times, lower costs.

  • Analyze and solve problems

  • Maintain manufacturing processes at high levels of performance

  • Engineer plant site improvements to enhance safety, quality and the environment

  • Optimize existing processes to achieve improvements in process quality, yield and efficiency

If you are the kind of individual who thrives on challenge and possess the technical, leadership and business skills that are of value to our business, we invite you to apply.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in a sophomore or junior level curriculum working toward a Bachelor’s degree, or pursuing a Master’s or higher degree in Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Biochemical Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering, Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or Biotechnology.

  • Candidates must be available for a minimum of a 6-month co-op beginning in January of 2022.

  • Candidates must have superior technical competency as demonstrated by excellent academic record and work achievements.

  • Candidates must have strong communication skills, personal character, and ethics.

  • Candidates must have leadership accomplishments achieved through direct leadership roles or leading by influence.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Candidates should have work experience in a business, manufacturing or industrial setting.

  • Candidates should have familiarity with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and its application.

  • Candidates should have delivery results in a multi-functional, multi-disciplinary environment.

  • Candidates should have a minimum GPA of 3.2

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed 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., Kenilworth, 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 …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.




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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)


No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified


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Requisition ID:R134076