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Merck 2020 Associate Specialist Engineer Co-Op in West Point, Pennsylvania

Job Description

The Future Talent Program features co-operative assignments that last up to 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.

During the 6 month Co-op program the student(s) will gain experience with handling the “Associate Specialist Engineer” role by working alongside the West Point Command Center Operations team.

  • Primary responsibilities will involve developing and maintaining comprehensive knowledge of West Point facilities, operations, and personnel.

  • The Specialist utilizes available resources to ensure continuous smooth operation of the site and documents emergencies as required.

  • Operates the department monitoring systems for Security, Utilities, and Fire protection.

  • Acknowledges and dispatches out-of-normal conditions to appropriate personnel to ensure the situation has been remediated and/corrected.

  • Comprehensive Training will be provided of all software which includes Siemens Insight, Continuum and the Incident Reporting Module.

  • Co-op will also be involved in several ongoing projects for streamlining operations and maximizing results.

  • This position will involve direct communication and collaboration with multiple departments and vendors.

  • Co-op will be exposed to all aspects of plant site operations including Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) environments.

  • Work with minimum supervision, excellent multitasking and problem solving skills required.

  • Student(s) are responsible for learning and adhering to all our company's Safety, Health, Environmental, GMP and regulatory requirements (as required by task).


  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelors program in Business & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Material Engineering, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related fields.


  • Must be available for a period of 6 months in 2020.

  • Must be able to work flexible hours and undergo federal background check for access to classified systems.


  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

  • Limited or no previous work experience/first co-operative assignment

Our Support Functions deliver services and makes recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the experience of working at our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

Who we are …

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

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 .





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

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OFCCP Pay Transparency Rule at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp%20EnglishformattedESQA508c.pdf

We are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

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

VISA Sponsorship:


Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified


Not Indicated

Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:


Requisition ID: R19197