Operations Intern

Thermo Fisher Scientific - San Jose, CA3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $40,000 - $54,000 a year
Job Description
Job Title

Operations Intern

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work. 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 internship program will give you a chance to get real world business experience and build your network before graduation. We are seeking an energetic, responsible intern to join our growing organization. In this position, you will be expected to learn the ins-and-outs of our daily routines and procedures. You will focus on learning how our organization runs, and can be expected to gain valuable insight that can further your interest in your chosen career field.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science. With revenues of $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our 70,000 employees the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world. The customers we serve fall within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies. Our products and services help accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, and solve challenges ranging from complex research to routine testing to field applications.

Summary of Internship

The Operations Internship position provides an opportunity for operations, supply chain, or engineering students to get hands-on experience contributing to a lean manufacturing site. The operations intern will contribute to process improvements on a complex life sciences instrumentation production line. The position starts in June, paid working 40 hours per week through August.

Essential Functions

Proactively seek improvement opportunities with guidance from the manufacturing manager
Plan, initiate, and lead at least one Kaizen event
Contribute to the 5S program through visual management
Attend daily stand up tier meetings and train on the production line to better understand the manufacturing process
Accept candid feedback and look for areas of improvements
Specific tasks will be tailored to the operations intern’s experience level and abilities
Skills and Abilities

Ability to work independently and as a member of a cross-functional team
Willingness to learn, be mentored, and improve
Desire to contribute and improve design of new and existing scientific instrumentation products
Exceptional customer focus
Familiarity with lean tools (Six Sigma, Kaizen, value stream mapping, 5S, etc.)

Student currently enrolled in classes leading to a ABET accredited degree in an operations, supply chain, or related engineering discipline
At least one course on lean manufacturing practices is strongly preferred
At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 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!

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