2019 West Point Operations / Technical Operations Intern
Requisition ID: ADM009605Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.Merck Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe. The West Point Operations / Technical Operations intern program supports internship with a 10-12 week duration, which will include one or more projects. These positions provide candidates with great personal/career development opportunities, opportunity to work on projects having impact to vaccine manufacturing, and a chance to see if Merck is the right company for their long-term goals. The intern projects can be in one or more of the following areas: Vaccine Manufacturing Operations SupportWork as part of the team manufacturing life-saving vaccines for counties all over the worldCollaborate with cross-functional teams to improve and/or optimize manufacturing processesSupport/lead projects directly tied to improving the safety and/or compliance performance of the operations areas In-line Product Technical SupportWork with operations and quality groups to maintain products at a high level of performance/compliance through completion of effective investigations, process improvement activities, and other key projects.Transfer products within Merck’s internal manufacturing networkExecute strategic technical projects to enhance our World Class Supply posture – decrease inventory, shorten cycle times, lower costs Equipment and Facilities Design and ConstructionDesign, build, and/or renovate advanced manufacturing plants, laboratory and office facilitiesPotential involvement with all phases of project management from the first engineering drawing to the last phase of project start up QualificationsEducation Minimum Requirement: Sophomore or Junior level curriculum or higher, working toward BS, MS, or PhD in Chemical, Biochemical, Biomedical, Biological, Computer, or Mechanical Engineering or other related science (Chemistry, Biology, Virology, or Microbiology). Preferred Experience and Skills: Pharmaceutical or vaccine manufacturing related experienceStrong collaboration skills, strong communication skillsLean six sigma experience/ knowledgeStrong project management skillsKnowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs)Apply for this job.