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Job: 2022 Technical Operations Intern - Durham, NC, Merck & Co., NC - Multiple Locations, NC

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Job title:
2022 Technical Operations Intern - Durham, NC
Job location:
NC - Multiple Locations, NC  99999 United States
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Date posted:
Job category:
Business Development
Employment type:
Full time

Job Description

Job Description

The Future Talent Program features internships that last up to 12 weeks 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.

The Durham Technical Center of Excellence (CoE) consists of Automation/MES, Deviation Management, Technical Operations, Process Support Lab, Lab Technical Services and Validation Departments. The Summer Intern will support one of the six Technical CoE Departments. The Durham Technical CoE is a team of dedicated engineers who strive to understand, monitor, and improve our manufacturing processes. Within the Durham Technical CoE there are opportunities to support day-to-day activities and strategic projects to ensure the Durham Process Support Laboratory, Bulk and Formulation/Filling facilities operate Right-First-Time in a cost effective manner. This role requires daily problem solving with other Technical CoE groups, Operations, and Quality. The successful candidate will be expected to be a first responder to requests from the manufacturing/laboratory areas when support is needed.

The well-qualified candidate must have analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills. In this role, the candidate will provide support for the manufacturing of aseptic products. Furthermore, the candidate will be required to work in a fast-paced environment. Off-shift or weekend coverage may occasionally be required to support the technical team, based on project-specific assignments and/or the vaccine production schedule.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Accountable for delivering on Durham manufacturing/lab/project objectives

  • Accountable for providing technical support to Durham manufacturing/lab/projects 

  • Lead technical and business system process improvement projects 

  • Lead trouble shooting and resolution of unplanned events to ensure reliable supply of Durham manufactured vaccines

  • Author technical documentation

  • Ability to contribute the above remotely/virtually, if required. The previous summer interns worked remotely about 75% of the time on average. The 2022 summer work status (remote/on-site) will depend on the state of COVID-19.

Required Education:
  • Candidates must have a minimum of one year completed (prior to application) of undergraduate work in an engineering or science related major

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Candidates should have a minimum of one year completed of undergraduate work (prior to application) in a biochemical, biomedical, chemical, mechanical or pharmaceutical engineering major

  • Candidates should have a minimum GPA of 3.0

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that's committed 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 …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.




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Employee Status:

Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)


No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified


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Requisition ID:R136529

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