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Merck & Co, Inc

Maintenance, Operations and Supply Chain Rotation Fellowship - Hiring Our Heroes


Security Operations


Wilson, North Carolina, United States

Job Requirements

This posting is intended for the Hiring Our Heroes, Corporate Fellowship Program. Only those US active military members registered with Hiring Our Heroes should apply.


Our Maintenance and Operations teams are the people that make and enable the packaging of Merck products. We work in the manufacturing plants with a “Safety First, Quality Always” mindset striving for continuous improvement. We work in the local plant connected to our global manufacturing network to ensure the highest quality of raw materials, intermediates, and finished products.

This is an excellent opportunity if you are looking to build or expand your career in site operations and pharmaceutical packaging. You will be given the opportunity to challenge and grow your talents through progressive on the job training and development of interpersonal and leadership skills to overcome difficult situations and solve technical problems.

Your Fellowship Project

You will partner with team members to identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives in the areas of efficiency, productivity, operational excellence and lean practices, cost improvements, energy conservation and waste minimization.

The intent of the fellowship is to:

  • Provide an understanding of pharmaceutical packaging through rotations in maintenance, packaging operations and supply chain logistics
  • Analyze and optimize processes supporting and enabling packaging
  • Develop strategies, tools and actions to meet site and corporate targets, while improving overall efficiency at the site

Benefits of Fellowship

  • Mentoring & networking opportunities within and beyond the fellowship rotations
  • Exposure to manufacturing & supply leaders
  • Hands-on experience in manufacturing within a primary and secondary packaging organization
  • Opportunity to hone project management skills
  • Training in operations within a GMP biopharmaceutical packaging environment

Experience/Skills We are Looking for:

  • Strong maintenance, troubleshooting and operations knowledge
  • Cross-functional collaboration applying project management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, prioritize activities and manage multiple tasks within deadlines
  • Work experience in a results-driven environment
  • Strategic/critical thinking
  • Experience working on cross-functional teams
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Primary Work Site/Schedule

On site; Monday-Friday (8:00am – 5:00pm)


Requisition ID:P-100624