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Manufacturing Strategy Remote Externship

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Manufacturing Strategy Remote Externship

Manufacturing Strategy Remote Externship

Why a Consulting Externship?

Develop transferable problem-solving and strategic thinking skills

Gain exposure through helping non-profits solve important problems

Receive a real-world opportunity to help affect change in a non-profit organization by leveraging insights, trends, and data

Learn from industry-leading consultants how they approach problem-solving and creating solutions

Participate virtually as this externship will be conducted remotely

Manufacturing Strategy Remote Externship
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In order to avoid potential disqualification, candidates should avoid reaching out to
Pfizer Inc.
and apply only through this application. Paragon One is managing the selection and onboarding of applicants.
In order to avoid potential disqualification, candidates should avoid reaching out to
Pfizer Inc.
and apply only through this application. Paragon One is managing the selection and onboarding of applicants.
Applications are now closed. If you would like to join the waitlist and receive an email when applications open, please join the waitlist above.

About the program:

  • Skills you'll develop: SEO, Keyword Research, Content Marketing
  • Now accepting applications
  • Applications are no longer accepted
  • 100% remote and flexible
  • Part-time (
    10
    hours/week for
    7
    weeks)
  • Running from (
    Mid February 2022 - Late March 2022
    )
  • Training included & mentor-led
  • Open to undergraduate students only
  • Open to undergraduate students and graduate students
  • Open to high school students, undergraduate students, and graduate students
  • Open to graduate students only
  • Unpaid
  • $
    500
    stipend

Program Overview

This experiential learning program has been designed by Paragon One in partnership with Pfizer’s Small Dosage Manufacturing unit to offer talented students an opportunity to develop and showcase their strategic problem solving and critical thinking skills by working on real business challenges. The SDM group has an advanced manufacturing platform called PCMM (Portable Continuous Miniature Manufacturing). This equipment is used to produce tablets for clinical supplies. This is a relatively new technology created from a partnership with Pfizer and a vendor of the equipment. The problem is minimizing the downtime of the equipment so it can run more continuously. The current practices of preventative maintenance are employed, however, there are no features of predictive maintenance. Preventative Maintenance is the process of repairing or replacing parts and components of equipment prior to the breakdown of the system. Predictive Maintenance is the process of using indicators from the operation of the system to identify trends in differences that could indicate a part or component is getting close to failure. Currently, the unit loses precious time due to scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. There is an increasing demand for more capacity from the PCMM operations, therefore need for additional “uptime”. The analyses presented by the students will be used to help assess the current state of maintenance of the PCMM and guide changes to increase the predictive maintenance elements discovered via the research.

What you'll do:

Through the externship, you will consult publicly available reports, articles, and other resources to gather case studies on the ways in which the practice of predictive maintenance is performed in various industries. These case studies will include methods, their applications, and the means to achieve them.

Through your research and analysis, you will provide Pfizer’s team members an independent lens on the field and your ideas on how to use Predictive Maintenance to reduce the PCCM downtime and improve production capacity. Your analyses will be used to help assess the current state of maintenance of the PCMM and guide future changes. During this externship you will:

  • Familiarize yourself with Pfizer, its vision, goals, and industry maintenance practices.
  • Understand the concept of predictive maintenance - its advantages and risks in relation to alternate methods of asset maintenance.
  • Research the predictive maintenance use cases for the pharmaceutical and other industries, their best practices, and limitations.
  • Identify potential benchmarks for predictive maintenance outside of the pharmaceutical industry that can be adapted by Pfizer. 
  • Learn how a maintenance process works at a large-scale pharmaceutical manufacturer, and research about best strategies to minimize maintenance downtime and increase capacity.
  • Create and deliver a compelling presentation showcasing your learnings and potential recommendations for Pfizer.

Skills You'll Develop

Qualifications:

Skills you'll develop:

Qualifications:

We are seeking ambitious undergraduate and graduate students in the United States with a strong interest in manufacturing technology and/or predictive maintenance. This program is perfect for students who are interested in learning how things work, taking things apart and figuring out potential solutions. We believe that science and engineering majors are the best fit for this program but it is also a good fit for operations research, management, applied mathematics, and pre-med students.

Skills you'll develop:
If you are not a US Citizen/Permanent Resident and English is not your native language, you will be required to demonstrate evidence of your proficiency in English through TOEFL (minimum score: 118) or IELTS tests (minimum score: 9).
If you are a US citizen or permanent resident, or if English is your native language, or if your application is made through a sponsoring educational partner, you will be exempt from the English language testing requirement.
Applications are now closed. If you would like to join the waitlist and receive an email when applications open, please join the waitlist above.
In order to avoid potential disqualification, candidates should avoid reaching out to
Pfizer Inc.
and apply only through this application. Paragon One is managing the selection and onboarding of applicants.
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Mission Statement

Our purpose is clear: breakthroughs that change patients’ lives.Against a complex health landscape, we unleash the power of our assets—from our medicines and vaccines to our financial investments and our colleagues’ expertise—to help strengthen health systems and improve access to quality healthcare services for patients around the world.Together with our partners, we seek to unlock transformative and sustainable solutions through our programs and investments to achieving a healthier world for everyone.
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Company(s) Description

Pfizer, Inc. is a leading research-based biopharmaceutical company with headquarters in New York City and a global portfolio that includes medicines and vaccines as well as many of the world's best-known consumer health care products. 

As one of the world's premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, Pfizer collaborates with health care providers, governments, and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. With a global presence and $41.9 billion in revenue (2020), Pfizer is one of the largest biopharmaceutical companies in the world.



Mission Statement

Our purpose is clear: breakthroughs that change patients’ lives.Against a complex health landscape, we unleash the power of our assets—from our medicines and vaccines to our financial investments and our colleagues’ expertise—to help strengthen health systems and improve access to quality healthcare services for patients around the world.Together with our partners, we seek to unlock transformative and sustainable solutions through our programs and investments to achieving a healthier world for everyone.

Mission Statement

Partner Company(s) Description

Pfizer, Inc. is a leading research-based biopharmaceutical company with headquarters in New York City and a global portfolio that includes medicines and vaccines as well as many of the world's best-known consumer health care products. 

As one of the world's premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, Pfizer collaborates with health care providers, governments, and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. With a global presence and $41.9 billion in revenue (2020), Pfizer is one of the largest biopharmaceutical companies in the world.



We are seeking ambitious undergraduate and graduate students in the United States with a strong interest in manufacturing technology and/or predictive maintenance. This program is perfect for students who are interested in learning how things work, taking things apart and figuring out potential solutions. We believe that science and engineering majors are the best fit for this program but it is also a good fit for operations research, management, applied mathematics, and pre-med students.

Skills you'll develop:
If you are not a US Citizen/Permanent Resident and English is not your native language, you will be required to demonstrate evidence of your proficiency in English through TOEFL (minimum score: 118) or IELTS tests (minimum score: 9).
If you are a US citizen or permanent resident, or if English is your native language, or if your application is made through a sponsoring educational partner, you will be exempt from the English language testing requirement.
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Pfizer Inc.
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Medicine - Pharmaceuticals
Medicine - Pharmaceuticals

Pfizer, Inc. is a leading research-based biopharmaceutical company with headquarters in New York City and a global portfolio that includes medicines and vaccines as well as many of the world's best-known consumer health care products. 

As one of the world's premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, Pfizer collaborates with health care providers, governments, and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. With a global presence and $41.9 billion in revenue (2020), Pfizer is one of the largest biopharmaceutical companies in the world.



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