GMS Engineering Associate- Future Leaders Program-US- 2018

Basic qualifications:

  • BS degree completed by September 2018
  • Majoring in any of the following disciplines:

Mechanical Engineering, Automation Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering,, Chemical Engineering, Control Engineering Manufacturing Engineering or related field.

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. for the duration of the 3-year Program and must not require future sponsorship for an employment visa status

Less than 2 years of relevant work experience upon graduation

  • Must be mobile and able to relocate domestically and internationally

Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in a laboratory, technical, engineering or manufacturing setting in either industry or University experience
  • Experience of the pharmaceutical industry and/or industrial focused University project


Our Global Manufacturing and Supply organization (GMS) leads the rapid commercialization and distribution of GSK products, allowing team members to take a proactive, hands-on approach to shaping the world around them. Working in conjunction with other parts of the business, we ensure the smooth and rapid transition of newly developed products into full-scale manufacture. By using a variety of processes and the latest efficient technology, our global network is able to deliver to patients and customers four billion packs of medicines and healthcare products every single year.

Program Structure

By joining the three-year rotational GMS Technical Development Program, you will have the opportunity to make a significant difference to lives around the world, whilst enjoying some of the healthiest career prospects in the industry.

The program involves three different rotations in the US, with the potential to have an opportunity internationally. The rotations will be aligned to both business and personal development needs. At the end of the program, if you have delivered to the standards that we expect, you will be supported to obtain a role within the business.

Training and Development

To support you throughout our challenging Graduate Program, you will progress through a structured development path involving both core training and an individually tailored training plan. You are allocated an individual budget to fund your professional development.

To help you transition into our Graduate Program, you will be supported by a current graduate. The bullet points below give you a very brief view of where the training focus lies.

Technical Expertise

  • Application of core technical skills in an industrial setting
  • Exposure to various areas of the business through different rotations
  • Technical training driven by your discipline and the rotational objectives
  • Development guided by a technical competency framework specific to that of your discipline
  • Business networking events
  • Site and role specific training and development (e.g. Health & Safety, Quality Management Systems, Project Management)

Personal Development Support

  • Support through mentoring and sponsorship
  • Development of Leadership Expectations
  • 360-degree feedback - feedback from colleagues, managers and stakeholders to aid your development
  • Business networking events
  • Career planning

Possible Projects:

As an Automation Engineering graduate at GSK, you can expect to work on:

  • Maintaining and troubleshooting site control systems
  • Managing automation projects e.g. modification or improvement design, upgrading and installing control systems, ensuring that suppliers and site equipment comply with international standards
  • Testing and commissioning
  • As an Electrical Engineering graduate at GSK, you can expect to work on:
  • High voltage systems operations
  • Maintenance of electrical equipment
  • Providing assistance and leading electrical project work from design through to project implementation
  • Providing solutions for day-to-day issues and breakdowns
  • Involvement in energy reduction and cost reduction initiatives

As a Mechanical Engineering Graduate at GSK, you can expect to work on:

  • Project managing new equipment from design, factory acceptance testing, installation and validation
  • Increasing manufacturing efficiencies through Improved safety systems, equipment performance and reliability
  • Providing day-to-day support for risk assessments, equipment issues and breakdowns
  • Energy management, sustainability
  • Managing multi-skilled engineering teams
  • Keeping abreast of cutting edge technologies in precision engineering

Recruitment Process

We are currently recruiting for an Associate with a September 2018 hire date. There will be an Assessment Center for final candidate selection held in RTP, NC, during the month of November 2017. Final candidates will be required to attend the Assessment Center.

Contact information:

You may apply for this position online by selecting the Apply now button.

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