2022 Vaccine Manufacturing Automation Co-op ( MERCUSR144713ENUS)
Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021 or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, in accordance with applicable law.
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 automation 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.). Under the guidance of Department Management, the Vaccine Manufacturing Automation Co-op will:
Complete a variety of automation projects in support of vaccine manufacturing at the Company's West Point, PA site.
Work with computer simulation to test proposed changes before implementation in the manufacturing environment.
Author new and update existing GMP documentation.
Expect involvement with daily plant operation, including upgrades and maintenance support for manufacturing equipment and interaction with many other production support groups including technology, quality, planning, and validation
Gain valuable understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), safety, environmental requirements and practical experience in equipment operation.
Required Education & Experience:
Candidates must be pursuing a degree in Engineering, Business and Engineering, or a major within the College of Computing and Informatics.
Candidates must be successful candidates will possess strong interpersonal and writing skills, with attention to detail and the ability to work independently.
Preferred Experience & Skills:
Candidates should have previous experience in the pharmaceutical industry is preferred but not required.
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., 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 …
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.
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Employee Status:Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)
Travel Requirements:No Travel Required
Flexible Work Arrangements:Not Specified
Shift:1st - Day
Valid Driving License:No
Number of Openings:2