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Process Engineer, Technical Services

McPherson, Kansas
Closing date
Feb 28, 2024
Why Patients Need You

Whether you are involved in the design and development of manufacturing processes for products or supporting maintenance and reliability, engineering is vital to making sure customers and patients have the medicines they need, when they need them. Working with our innovative engineering team, you'll help bring medicines to the world even faster by imagining what's possible and taking action.

What You Will Achieve

You will be a key part of the McPherson Technical Services Group which delivers science-based solutions every day. The primary function is to implement the solutions for technical problems under moderate supervision in a structured environment. You will develop knowledge of drug products and pharmaceutical processes and implement process improvements in conjunction with manufacturing operations.

In this role, you will support component qualifications, supplier change notifications, component specification development, evaluating new and innovative technologies, developing/improving processes for new and existing products. You will will serve a technical representative for primary components used at the facility. You will work in a team environment to provide day-to-day plant technical support, data driven problem solving, and participating in processing engineering activities. You will assist with investigation of production process problems.

It is your hard work and dedication that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Contribute to the completion of projects, manage own time to meet agreed upon targets and develop plans for activities on projects.
  • Lead process improvements, collect data to justify recommendations for improvements in production processes and collaborate with technical staff to implement process technology initiatives.
  • Support investigations to determine root cause and implement appropriate corrective and preventive actions.
  • Proposes process improvement opportunities and/or corrective actions to increase yield, maximize capacity, reduce costs and decrease process variability.
  • Develop process flow diagrams for illustrating critical process and material flow.
  • Executes engineering trials, author technical reports summarizing results to support component qualifications, product impact assessments and investigations.
  • Analyze, apply, and interpret information and identify cause and effect relationships.
  • Evaluate new materials and primary packaging components.


  • Bachelor's degree with 0+ years of relevant experience OR Associate degree with 4 years of relevant experience OR High School Diploma (or Equivalent) with 6 years of relevant experience
  • Must possess excellent communication skills and attention to details
  • Demonstrated problem solving capabilities
  • Ability to get tasks accomplished and manage priorities while working in high pressure situations with aggressive time constraints
  • Competency in PC software such as MS Word, Excel and Project
  • Basic Project management skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to work with moderate supervision


  • Experience in Process Engineering, pharmaceutical and /or manufacturing industry preferred.
  • Exposure to global regulations on devices, drugs, validation/qualification requirements.
  • Knowledge of statistical software such as Minitab or JMP is desirable
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma and Statistical Analysis principles
  • Experience with data analysis and technical report writing

Physical/Mental Requirements
  • No unique physical requirements
  • Remains organized & positive in ambiguous and fast-paced, rapidly changing situations
  • Ability to analyze data from detailed schedule and risk management tools
  • Interface effectively with multiple stakeholder groups

Non-Standard Work Schedule, Travel, or Environment Requirements
  • Limited travel required. Non-standard work hour support of global conference calls, 24/7 manufacturing, etc. required when needed, though not typical of weekly requirements.
  • Candidate will have an onboarding period of approximately six months with the GPA fill operations team when joining the Technical Services group.

Other Job Details:
  • Last Day to Apply: 3/5/2024
  • Relocation support available
  • Work Location Assignment:On Premise

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $64,600.00 to $107,600.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 7.5% of the base salary. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life's moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site - U.S. Benefits | ( Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.

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

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. This position requires permanent work authorization in the United States.


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