Intern- Project Management Engineering

Foster City, CA, United States
Feb 13, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Intern- Project Management Engineering
United States - California - La Verne

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead's therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

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Gilead Sciences Inc. is looking for a dedicated Engineering intern resource to provide project support for upgrade of a packaging line at its La Verne, CA facility. During the summer of 2020, the packaging line will be disassembled at its current location, relocated to its future location, and installed/integrated for future use. During this time, new equipment will be installed to support additional functionality. Additionally, the equipment will undergo Engineering commissioning testing to ensure proper equipment operation once installed.


The Engineering intern resource will be responsible for the following:
- Learning principles of (and subsequently demonstrating) Good Engineering Practice (GEP), Good Documentation Practice (GDP), and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) within the pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
- Learning principles of (and subsequently demonstrating) Data Integrity within the pharmaceutical manufacturing environment as it pertains to Engineering planning, design, documentation, and testing.
- Learning and effectively communicating to others the desired functionality and operation of the packaging line at project completion.
- Creating, developing, revising, and editing technical documentation in support of manufacturing systems, including requirements, specifications, test plans, and reports.
- Arranging, field-verifying, and redlining Engineering drawings and schematics of manufacturing systems.
- Performing, documenting, and providing general support for Engineering commissioning testing of manufacturing systems.
- Performing various clerical tasks in support of Engineering activities, including document preparation, scanning, copying, etc.

At project end, the following outcomes are desired:
- The Engineering intern resource should have become familiar with principles of GEP, GDP, and GMP within the pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
- The Engineering intern resource should have become familiar with principles of process Engineering within the pharmaceutical manufacturing environment as it pertains to packaging operations.
- The Engineering intern resource should have added significant value to the project, demonstrated by completion of or assisting in completion of project deliverables.


The following characteristics are desired of the Engineering intern resource:
- Completion of 2+ years of classwork in an Engineering curriculum at an accredited university. All Engineering candidates are acceptable, but candidates with classwork in a curricula focusing on Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer/Systems Engineering, and/or Engineering Technology are preferred.
- Familiarity with and experience operating Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
- Familiarity with and experience operating Windows-based devices (e.g. PCs).
- Strong technical writing abilities.
- Motivated to learn new concepts and able to apply concepts in unfamiliar situations.

NOTE: Due to the nature of the product packaged, candidates with significant allergic reaction to Penicillin or related substances will not be considered for this position.
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