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Process Engineering Co-op

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

The Process Engineering Co-Op is designed to give students experience in a cutting-edge field and to help VVS develop new manufacturing technologies at our Cambridge facility. This role will involve projects in areas such as new equipment installation, engineering best practices, technology transfer, trouble shooting and manufacturing investigations. Projects will be in pursuit of achieving a safe, efficient, cost effective and high quality product and manufacturing facility.

The position will interact with a cross-functional group that includes facilities, automation, and validation engineers as well as manufacturing, maintenance and instrument and controls technicians.
Location: On site - Cambridge, MA
Co-op Jan 2023-Dec 2023

Co-ops will be expected to:
  • Perform all tasks in accordance with companies established policies and procedures. Document all work. Train new employees on the maintenance of equipment, safety of equipment, SOPs and GMPs on an as-needed basis
  • Adhere to all established Standard Operating Procedures and Safety Policies
  • Inspect equipment to locate potential causes of trouble.
  • Routinely check equipment for potential safety hazards and implement safety improvements promptly after a need is identified.
  • Interact with production personnel to assess equipment problems and observe equipment to determine what repairs or modifications are necessary.
  • Actively participate in company continuous improvement activities.
  • Communicate effectively with other departments within the organization and function within a team environment
  • The candidate will gain experience with Pall, GE, Sartorius and Millipore equipment.

  • Interact with the site process, automation, and facilities engineering teams
  • Collect information required for execution of assigned projects
  • Provide frequent overall feedback to management
  • Able to lift greater than 25 LBS, on occasion, and/or stand for 6 hours for clean room floor activities

  • Enrolled in a university studying an engineering discipline such as Mechanical, Chemical, Process Engineering or relevant engineering discipline
  • 2-5 years’ of completed university coursework
  • Knowledge of biologic manufacturing, vector manufacturing, fill finish, or label and pack processes
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills; written and oral.
  • Ability to perform as an individual and part of a team, self motivated
  • Management of priorities and deadlines for task.

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status. Applicants must have unrestricted US work authorization. Forms of CPT and OPT are forms of restricted work authorization.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 100,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.