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Operations Leadership Development Program (OLDP)

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Thermo Fisher Scientific

Operations Leadership Development Program (OLDP)

Waltham, MA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    When you are part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work. And you’ll have the opportunity for continual growth and learning in a culture that empowers your development. With revenues of more than $30 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.


    The program prepares participants for roles of growing responsibility through a combination of rotational assignments, structured learning, formalized feedback, and mentoring. The program participants will 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, MD, VA, OR, OH, FL, MD etc. Geographic flexibility is required both during and after the completion of the program.

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

    Rotation examples include:

    • Production Supervisor

    • Quality Assurance Engineer

    • Process Engineer

    • Manufacturing Engineer

    • Planning & Sourcing

    • Supply Chain

    • Distribution Operations



    • A student completing a Bachelor’s degree between December 2021 and July 2022; preferred majors: Operations, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain, Chemical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Industrial Management, Logistics or other related fields, or prior military experience as a Junior Military Officer

    • GPA of 3.2 or higher


    • Related work or internship experience helpful


    • Strong leadership and team-building skills

    • Strong desire and motivation to develop a career as a future leader in manufacturing/operations

    • Geographic flexibility is required both during and upon completion of the program.

    • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without restriction

    At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 80,000 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.

    Apply today!

    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.

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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.