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Incoming Quality Lab Technician - 12 Hour Day Shift (8am-8pm)

McPherson, Kansas
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Feb 14, 2023

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Why Patients Need You

Pfizer's purpose is to deliver breakthroughs that change patients' lives. Research and Development is at the heart of fulfilling Pfizer's purpose as we work to translate advanced science and technologies into the therapies and vaccines that matter most. Whether you are in the discovery sciences, ensuring drug safety and efficacy or supporting clinical trials, you will apply cutting edge design and process development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best-in-class medicines to patients around the world.

What You Will Achieve

As part of the Technical Operations team, you gain specialized knowledge and skills in procedures, techniques, tools, materials and equipment. You perform sampling of raw materials and components and dimensional, visual and functional analysis on primary and secondary packaging materials to verify compliance and acceptable supplier quality prior to release for use in the production of finished goods.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Maintains appropriate logbooks and records to include equipment logbooks, vendor quality trends, product line trends, etc.
  • Reviews and approves Incoming Quality inspection sampling plans and test results prior to release for Production use without subsequent level review. Results are compared to the Specification Sheets and Monographs.
  • Evaluate damaged material to determine component and product safety/risk for the individual for whom the product is intended. Including: adulteration, contamination and sabotage.
  • Identifies a material sampling schedule to meet the Production timelines while providing Special Samples to aid in investigations, customer requests and compliance updates.
  • Scheduling of sampling priorities with various functions in the plant. Including: Warehouse, BQ/CQ Laboratories, One-2-One, Dispensing, PIC.
  • Component Defect Categorization and conformance to Specification Sheets and Monographs.
  • Assists in the investigation to aid Quality Engineering.
  • Quarantine Retest List is reviewed for material scheduled expiry to ensure expired material is not utilized in Production.
  • Grade D Gowning required minimizing human exposure to raw materials during sampling. Respirator training required to minimize hazardous exposure to IQ personnel.



  • Requires ability to understand and carry out assigned duties effectively.
  • Competent knowledge and understanding needed of specialized business processes in the Incoming Lab and GMP environment.
  • High school plus additional specialized courses and/or 2 years of relevant experience.


  • 1-3 Years of experience in pharmaceutical or Biotechnology environment
  • Certification or degree in assigned area

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds, bending, reaching and retrieving chemicals and components, ability to work in outside heat/cold.
  • Long periods of standing, sitting and significant walking.
  • Considerable concentration and mental dexterity.
  • Grade D gowning trained or able to be trained.


  • 12-hour shift work which includes weekends, some holidays and some overtime required.
  • Incoming lab environment may have hazardous chemicals.

Work Location Assignment:On Premise

*Job Details:

• Last Date to Apply for Job: November 22, 2022

• Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: Yes

• Schedule: Rotating

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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