2018 MMD - Continuous Improvement Co-op

West Point, PA, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: OE/000484

Merck & 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. 


Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of people like you.  To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork.  As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career. The Continuous Improvement Co-Op position will enable you to:
  • Gain exposure to continuous improvement methodologies (e.g. Six Sigma, Lean or equivalent process improvement methodologies)
  • Increase awareness of  methods to support organizational change
  • Manage online communities and/or Sharepoint based tools, using social networking to enhance a working community
  • Advance an understanding of group dynamics within working communities
  • Develop project and portfolio management competencies
  • Foster collaboration and innovation
  • Strengthen communication and interpersonal skills

Specific duties include:

  • Help build the community of practice for continuous improvement practitioners – including the knowledge base, best practices, lessons learned, tools and methods and learning events
  • Assist in the planning and facilitation of community learning events and activities
  • Ensure the community of practice content is maintained as interesting, fresh, relevant, up-to-date and easily accessible
  • Help assess the health of the community and evaluate its contributions to members and the organization
  • Participate in and help support the roll out of continuous improvement training programs
  • Help support the coordination and facilitation of continuous improvement events (e.g. awards ceremonies, workshops, data gathering and preparation)
Work assignment will be project related, with a deliverable in mind.


Education Minimum Requirements:
  • Must have completed Freshman Year at Drexel University
  • Currently enrolled in a minimum of a Bachelors program in Engineering, Business, or related field

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 


If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.


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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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Job: OE/Six Sigma
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Employee Status: Temporary
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
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Company Trade Name: Merck

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