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MS&T Associate Process Engineer

Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Closing date
Feb 28, 2024

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Physical Sciences, Engineering, Other, Manufacturing/QA/QC
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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

Working with Pfizer's dynamic Technical Services team, you will play a critical role in design and development of manufacturing process to bring products from research to manufacturing. You will leverage your technical capabilities to understand the inherent problems related to transfer of technology from the research stage to manufacturing, in cooperation with pilot-plant and production departments. You will conduct tests and measurements throughout the stages of production and troubleshoot production process problems with processes or equipment already in operation.

As an Associate MS&T Engineer, your knowledge and skills will contribute towards the goals and objectives of the team. Your focus and ability to meet team targets will help in completing critical deliverables. Your innovative use of communication tools and techniques will make it easy to manage difficult issues and help in establishing consensus between teams.

It is your dedication and commitment 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 targets and develop plans for activities on own projects.
  • Lead process, product and device improvements, create data packages by justifying recommendations for improvements in production processes and collaborate with technical staff to implement process technology initiatives.
  • Partner with manufacturing to meet the production schedule, ensure commercial supply, uphold quality standards and driving towards zero defects.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement opportunities and / or corrective actions to improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), increase yield, maximize production capacity, reduce product costs and decrease process variability while maintaining regulatory compliance.
  • Assisting in documenting changes/updates to manufacturing processes and working with manufacturing, engineering and validation to implement those changes.
  • Provide technical support in investigations to determine root cause and implement appropriate corrective and preventive actions.
  • Analyze, apply, and interpret information and identify cause and effect relationships.
  • Develop process flow diagrams for illustrating critical process and material flow.
  • Assist Technology Transfer, including Gap Analysis and Process Transfer Risk Assessments.
  • Execute laboratory runs and write technical reports summarizing laboratory results, generating necessary lab data to support product impact assessments during discrepancies and investigations.
  • Evaluate new materials and primary packaging components.
  • Performing trending and monitoring of critical quality attributes/critical process parameters to maintain product quality and to control process drift.
  • Utilizing small-scale production processes and using scaled-down lab processes to enable process troubleshooting.



  • Applicant must have High School Diploma (or Equivalent) with four years of relevant experience;
  • OR an Associate's degree with two years of experience;
  • OR a Bachelor's degree with zero to one years of experience;
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to details
  • Demonstrated technical capability and aptitude for technical learning
  • Sound understanding of statistical experimental design and analysis
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Adaptive and flexible to scheduling of engineering runs
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Experience in product development, manufacturing science and technology, sterilization, process validation, and/or process engineering
  • Experience working in a pharmaceutical manufacturing site
  • Familiarization with global regulations on drugs, medical devices, combination products or validation / qualification requirements
  • Experience with aseptically filled or terminally sterilized small volume and / or large volume parenteral products
  • Previous experience executing as a Technical Services Scientist {Product transfers, Process and Cleaning validation experience}
  • Validation and analytics knowledge

Work Location Assignment:Flexible

Some standing, sitting, and basic lifting activities associated with an office-based support role for manufacturing is required.
  • Monday - Friday (8am-5pm)
  • Schedule is primarily day shift but may require off-shift work on occasions to support projects.The position may require working on the floor in manufacturing or within our lab which will require a heightened safety awareness and gowning will be required.


Last Date to Apply for Job: February 6th, 2024

Eligible for Relocation Package: NO

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $54,700.00 to $91,100.00. 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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