2018 MMD Vaccine Manufacturing Automation Co-Op

West Point, PA, US
April 27 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: ADM009404

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. 


This paid cooperative assignment is for a period of six (6) months and will include one or more projects. These opportunities 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 production management and support ongoing operational activities. 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 Merck’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.
  • This is a full- time co-op position based in West Point, PA. Given the close interaction with actual GMP manufacturing, candidates need to be prepared to comply with GMP gowning restrictions for some of their activities (e.g. – remove jewelry, remove make-up, remove false nails, etc.).  Housing subsidy is not available as part of this program and must be funded 100% by the student.Qualifications

    Education Minimum Requirement:
    • Candidates must be pursuing a degree in Engineering, Business and Engineering, or a major within the College of Computing and Informatics.
    Required Experience:
    • Candidates must be available for full-time employment for a period of (6) months from September 2018 to March 2019.
    • Candidates must be currently enrolled in an academic program and returning to school following this assignment.
    • Successful candidates will possess strong interpersonal and writing skills, with attention to detail and the ability to work independently.
    Preferred Experience and Skills:
    • Previous experience in the pharmaceutical industry is preferred but not required.

    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 assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com.


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    Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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