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Manufacturing Industrial Engineer Co-op

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Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Manufacturing Industrial Engineer Co-op

Rochester, NY
Part Time
  • Responsibilities

    What You’ll Get to Do:

    As a Manufacturing Industrial Engineering Co-op you'll have the opportunity to grow and learn in a culture that empowers your development. We have created an inclusive, global environment that values the power of diverse talent, backgrounds, and experiences to drive speed, productivity, innovation, and growth.

    Our Co-op program will give you a chance to get real world business experience and build your network before graduation.

    You’ll be able to collaborate with industrial engineers, process engineers, packaging engineers, quality engineers, project leaders and operation leaders to troubleshoot and improve manufacturing systems for consumable plastic products for life science, medical device, laboratory, diagnostic and consumer product markets.

    This is an exciting opportunity to work with a Co-op mentor in a manufacturing environment that will allow you to solidify knowledge of the fundamental concepts of IE, learn about the many different aspects of Manufacturing and work with Subject Matter Experts in other fields – Operators, PPI Group Members, QC, Safety, Mfg, etc.

    How You’ll Make a Difference:

    • Performing time studies to suggest productivity, efficiency and labor utilization improvements
    • Develop Operator Standard Work Instructions
    • Lead and support scrap reduction projects
    • Participate in Continuous Improvement projects (Kaizens)
    • Design ergonomically acceptable part presentation material handling devices
    • Support Supply Chain projects material flow implementation
    • Identify cost reduction opportunities
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  • Qualifications

    Minimum Requirements:


    • Currently enrolled and have completed 2 years of Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. Required GPA 3.0 or above.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Creative, innovative and critical thinking
    • Analytical nature, responds positively to challenges and a problem solver
    • Responsive, results oriented and task driven
    • Self-directed, well-organized with ability to manage multiple assignments
    • Excellent documentation, planning and organizational skills

    Who We Are

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $24 billion and 70,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support.

    What We Do

    We serve science and medicine like no other. Our customers help patients and do research with a variety of products such as general lab ware, ionized water, bioproduction, high-end injectables, and ocular medicine with some of the largest drug manufacturers across the globe. For others, we provide a consumer product line of well known Nalgene® water bottles.

    About Rochester: Ranked by MSN as the #1 Most Livable Bargain Markets in the US, Rochester is a great place for a new college graduate. With low housing costs and a vibrant downtown full of arts and culture, it’s an ideal place to gain world class career experience while you pay down your students loans and enjoy your post-college years.

    Conveniently located within a 400 mile radius of 14 northeastern states, Rochester is the western gateway to the fabulous Finger Lakes Region, the Adirondacks, and other scenic byways. If you’re looking for a thriving career in an affordable city, you will find it at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Rochester.

    Other “Best of Lists” for Rochester:

    Smart and Innovative:

    • The Daily Beast – One of the “Top 10 Smartest Cities in America” (2010)
    • Business Insider -13th "Most Innovative City in the U.S." (Feb 2013)
    • Fast Company – One of the “Ten Underrated Hotbeds of American Innovation” (Aug 2012)

    Living and Culture:

    • CNN Money - #2 “10 Least Stressed Out Cities” (Jul 2014)
    • MSN - #1 Most Livable Bargain Market in the US” (Jul 2011)
    • Rochester Biz - Health care costs are among the lowest in the country, 30% below the national average
    • Forbes - #48 Best Places for Business and Careers” (Jul 2014)

    Thermo Fisher Scientific is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training, and competitive compensation.

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  • Fun Fact
    25% of our current revenue is generated from products that didn’t exist 5 years ago.
  • About Us
    As the world’s leader in serving science, Thermo Fisher Scientific's professionals develop critical solutions—and build rewarding careers. They help customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment, making sure food is safe, and so much more. When you #StartYourStory with Thermo Fisher, you are guaranteed meaningful work - both personally and professionally.