Location: 45 Hartwell Ave, Lexington, MA 02420
At Viral Vector Services (VVS), a division of Thermo Fisher Scientific we deliver, from process development through commercial supply, we offer the expertise and resources necessary to help clients deliver innovative gene therapies. Placed in the forefront of our leading and cutting edge Cell and Gene Therapy business enabling clients to cure genetic, rare, and otherwise untreatable diseases.
The Automation Engineering Co-op will report directly to the Automation Engineering Manager, and have activities coordinated by a member of the Automation Engineering team. The Engineering Co-op will be part of a team responsible for supporting equipment used in drug substance and drug product manufacturing, quality control laboratories, and associated support areas at Thermo Fisher’s Lexington, MA site. Job specific activities shall include quality, safety, and conduct-based training that is crucial to operations in a cGMP facility. Additional and more specialized training will be assigned as appropriate or needed. Some limited travel to Thermo Fisher sites in Cambridge and Somerville, MA may be required, but the position is based in Lexington.
The Automation Engineering Co-op will support the organization with the following tasks depending on the project selected:
- Provide Automation support on capital construction projects including: equipment specification/selection, design reviews, instrument calibration planning, troubleshooting technical issues, and supporting overall project objectives.
- Work alongside Automation involved in the design process; with responsibilities including equipment sizing, instrumentation, P&ID/PFD review and mark-ups, status updates, and generation of other deliverables for the process design package.
- Use data analytics to provide direct input into Process Engineering’s improvement initiatives.
- Drive significant impact on the cycle time, labor intensiveness, quality, and variability of key processes.
- Present a project that will encompass system knowledge and/or significant innovation will be required at the end of the term.
- Must be 18 years or older
- Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree program from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 minimum GPA or equivalent
- Completion of at least two years of study from an accredited college or university prior to the Co-op commencing
- Degree concentration(s) in Chemical/Mechanical Engineering, Life Sciences, or related discipline
- Understanding of general Engineering concepts and functions such as fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, plant design, etc.
- Strong leadership, communication, and organization skills
- Experience using databases, data queries, and data analysis
- Experience using Engineering concepts on improvement projects
- Ability to improve business operations and directly contribute to departmental goals