Automation Technician, Apprentice Program, US, 2019

Your Responsibilities:
Want to solve some of the world's biggest health challenges?

With over 300 years of innovation, GSK is a company that delivers many innovative products each year. Join us and help millions of people do more, feel better, live longer.

We're looking for Apprentices in Automation, a field of engineering that encompasses robotics, electronics, mechanics and control engineering.

Are you a technical minded, recent high school graduate with ambition to develop the know-how to design and maintain systems we need to make treatments that save lives? If so, the GSK Apprentice Program could be for you.

This entry-level, development opportunity offers you the chance to study towards nationally recognized qualifications while gaining hands-on, paid work experience. Our apprentices attend college part-time studying theory elements of the apprenticeship while working at a GSK Manufacturing facility. Over the 4 years in the Program, you will build technical and leadership skills through rotations across various GSK site engineering teams. Your rotations may include time in manufacturing, packaging, maintenance and utilities.

As an Automation Apprentice, you may get involved in the following activities:
• Develop mechanical, electrical and instrumentation skills
• Learn how to maintain production equipment
• Carry out routine maintenance
• Diagnose and resolve breakdowns
• Help design, install and test new equipment

You'll be excited by the thought of:
• building technical skills through a tailored entry-level development program, working with industry professionals
• earning an Associate's degree at GSK's partnering community college with the potential to go on to further study. GSK will pay for the apprentice's tuition costs for company approved courses related to the Associate's degree
• receiving an industry-recognized "Certificate of Completion" training credential from the U.S. Department of Labor upon completion of GSK's Apprentice Program - a portable certificate of competency
• connecting with apprentices across the US and the world
• being part of an inclusive organization that fosters individual empowerment and builds trust
• taking part in projects and prioritizing tasks
• building an understanding of state-of-the-art technologies
• developing skills in an industry that's making innovative changes to the way it develops and manufactures products

What you need to succeed
•Team player attitude
•Desire to learn by doing
•A passion for technology and the healthcare industry
•A proactive, self-motivated approach to learning

Why You?

Basic qualifications:
• Candidate must be eligible to work in the US permanently and will not need future visa sponsorship
• Must have earned a high school diploma or equivalency diploma by June 2019. 1st year college enrolled are eligible.
• Must be 18 years of age by the 1st of August 2019
• High school GPA 2.5 ("B") or above (4.0 scale)
• High school Algebra and Geometry or 2 units equivalent of academic math (GPA 2.5 or above in each case)
• No more than 2 years of related work experience since graduating from high school
• If offered a position the candidate must be willing to enroll, and meet entry requirements, with one of GSK's partnering community colleges or technical institutions, in the preferred related instruction course.
• Must be able to commute on a daily basis to GSK worksite and related instruction facility

Preferred qualifications:
• High school level trigonometry and science and drafting/CADD
• High school level physics
• No more than 2-years' experience in pharmaceutical or FDA interfacing industry (intern or shadowing opportunity)
• No more than 2-years' experience in engineering or technical role (including intern or shadowing opportunity)

Why GSK?:
Click 'Apply Now' to start the application form.

You'll be asked for your personal information and why you want to work for us. We recommend you apply as soon as possible.

Next steps in our application process

If you seem like a good fit based on your application form, we'll invite you to complete our World of GSK online assessment. Please complete the World of GSK by the deadline given. Next, we will invite you to complete the GSK Life job simulation. If you succeed in the online assessments, you will join us for the final stage: our Assessment Center. We anticipate that our Assessment Center will take place in March & April 2019. The start date for the apprenticeship will be in August 2019.

To learn more about the application process:

Contact information:
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