Thermo Fisher Scientific Spring 2019 Co-Op student position in Greenville, North Carolina

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION: Co-Op (Engineering & Finance)

Patheon offers co-op assignments to chemical, biomedical, industrial and mechanical engineering students with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Engineering assignments are usually in the Engineering, Manufacturing, and Operational Excellence/Industrial Engineering groups. Work can encompass project and or process engineering assignments.

Patheon also offers co-op assignments to finance students with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Finance assignments are in the Finance department. Work can encompass planning, forecasting and process improvement work.

We consider students with technical/functional competence as well as their ability to work as team members within their assigned department. Training is on-the-job with experienced supervision and support. Co-op assignments vary within each department and are determined by need. Work assignments commonly incorporate some entry level work with guidance given for first-time experiences. Future work assignments increase in responsibility, complexity, and challenge. The rate at which a student can assume additional responsibilities is determined by his or her level of maturity, interest, initiative, and academic background.


Under the direction of a designated supervisor:


 Plan, design & direct project installation/construction

 Contractor/Vendor supervision

 Manage the budget within the project scope

 Assist in Facility/Equipment Validation (IQ/OQ’s)


 Qualification of equipment modifications or improvements

 Trouble shoot existing equipment needs

 Work with outside Vendors for quotes

 Deviation investigation, root cause analysis

Operational Excellence/Industrial Engineering

 Apply Lean/Six Sigma principles to reduce process variation & eliminate Non Value Added Activities

 Conduct time studies to ensure accuracy of production performance standards.

 Assists in executing Root Cause Analysis to drive Right First Time

 Process Map or Value Stream Map Production and Transactional Processes.


 Identifies financial status by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts

 Reconciles transactions by comparing and correcting data

 Recommends actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses

 Engages in process improvement activities

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