Operations Leadership Development Program

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Thermo Fisher Scientific

Operations Leadership Development Program

Waltham, MA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    PROGRAM DESIGN: The program prepares participants for roles of increasing responsibility through a combination of rotational assignments, structured learning, formalized feedback, and mentoring. Program participants will have the opportunity to interact with senior operations leaders and participate in various key operations initiatives.

    Program participants have four 6-month rotation assignments during the two year program. As part of the rotational program, candidates may rotate through the following locations: CA, MA, IL, NY, PA, KS, NJ, NC, OR, MD, etc.. Geographic flexibility is required both during and upon completion of the program. Rotation examples include:

    • Production Supervisor
    • Quality Assurance Engineer
    • Process Engineer
    • Manufacturing Engineer
    • Planning & Sourcing
    • Supply Chain
    • Distribution Operations


    The OLDP program affords participants an outstanding opportunity to produce results, quickly gain credibility and develop a strong company network over two years. Prior to completing the program, participants work with the Program Manager and interview for positions across the operations organization.

  • Qualifications
    • Student completing a Bachelor’s degree between December 2020 and July 2021; preferred majors: Operations, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain, Chemical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Industrial Management, Logistics or other related discipline, or prior military experience as a Junior Military Officer
    • GPA of 3.2 or higher
    • Strong desire and motivation to develop a career as a future leader in manufacturing/operations
    • Related work or internship experience strongly desired
    • Strong leadership and team building skills
    • Geographic mobility required both during and after completion of the program
    • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without restriction


  • Industry
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  • 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.