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Job: 2022 Facilities Engineering Intern, Merck & Co., Durham, NC

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General Information

Job title:
2022 Facilities Engineering Intern
Job location:
Durham, NC  27701 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
Job category:
Business Development
Employment type:
Full time

Job Description

Job Description

Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, in accordance with applicable law.

The Future Talent Program features internships that last up to 12 weeks and will include one or more projects. These opportunities in our Manufacturing Division can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.

These positions provide candidates with great personal/career development opportunities, the opportunity to work on projects having an impact on vaccine manufacturing, and a chance to see if our Company is the right company for their long-term goals. The intern projects vary with current business needs and be in one or more of the following areas:


  • Assist engineers in the development of project objectives and scope by analyzing customer requirements and producing sketches, drawings, written descriptions, project schedules, or specifications for customer approval

  • Ensure compliance with global engineering standards, engineering procedures, OSHA/EPA standards, plant safety standards, pressure safety design, and environmental standards on all projects and prepare technical reports

  • Perform and check engineering calculations following standard methods and principles for projects

  • Assist with the procurement process of equipment specifications, bid evaluation, and contract administration

  • Assist with conducting scope definition, budgeting, scheduling, risk management, procurement, and installation support, including coordinating the activities of contract engineers and trade contractors as well as providing recommendations to the customer

  • Assist engineers in producing design documentation for the desired installation via computer-aided drafting (CAD)

  • Work with all areas of manufacturing and compliance organizations in order to drive execution of project goals

  • Work with facilities and reliability engineers to get an insight into maintenance and reliability improvement programs

  • Assist with preventative maintenance plans, reducing procurement cost of obsolete or single-source parts, and developing standard operating procedures and other procedures for installed systems

  • Collaborate with production and technical staff on day-to-day activities such as process troubleshooting and problem-solving

  • Aid implementation of Operational Excellence program and support Process Improvement/Lean Manufacturing sitewide

Required Education & Experience:

  • Candidates must be Sophomore level curriculum or higher, working toward BS, MS, or PhD in Mechanical, Chemical, or Electrical Engineering or other related science (Environmental, Energy Engineering, or Materials Science) or manufacturing-related program (Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering, etc.).

  • Candidates must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 prior to the start date

  • Candidates must be proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Candidates must be able to physically willing and able to climb stairs and ladders

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Candidates should have strong communication and analytical skills for results analysis, leadership potential, and ethics

  • Candidates should be able to execute multiple tasks under tight deadlines and prioritize responsibilities, and understand planning and/or design concepts and methods

  • Candidates should be able to work autonomously and in a team environment

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of biopharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that's devoted 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, the 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 …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.



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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another's thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully 
Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company.  No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails. 

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:R139038

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