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Senior Associate, Automation Engineer

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Sanford, North Carolina
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Apr 16, 2024

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Discipline
Physical Sciences, Engineering
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
All Industry, Pharma


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 engineering team, you will play a critical role in developing and modifying process formulations, methods and controls to meet quality standards. Your production engineering skills will help in recommending and implementing improvements, modifications or additions that will help in solving problems. You will review product requirements in terms of product development compatibility and help Pfizer determine optimum costs and schedules of production.

As a Senior Associate, 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 facilitate in explaining difficult issues and establishing consensus between teams.

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 targets and develop plans for short-term work activities on own projects.
  • Work closely with technical services to develop and confirm Critical and Key Process Parameters needed for Equipment and Process Validation.
  • Report team progress, highlight risks, clarify issues, suggest recommendations and present next stage development plans.
  • Operate process equipment, such as fermenters, recovery equipment, depth filtration equipment etc.
  • Coordinate, schedule & participate in daily activities of (Current) Good Manufacturing Practices (part of GxP) production in the manufacturing area to meet supply chain needs.
  • Facilitate effective project meetings with internal team members and with customers.
  • Develop SPC (Summary of Product Characteristics) charts for continuous process monitoring and control.
  • Develop and maintain project finances and provide information to support financial reporting requirements and cycles.
  • Ensure that the process adjustments are incorporated into the appropriate final version of SOPs, Master Batch Records and Compounding Records.
  • Provide trouble shooting and technical support to Pfizer manufacturing groups as required.
  • Responsible for participating in the execution of process and cleaning validations as well as related activities and projects including continued process verification.
  • Adhere to site safety standards, participate in routine safety training events, and enforce safety and biosafety requirements as they relate to the manufacturing department.


Qualifications

Must-Have

  • Applicant must have High School Diploma (or Equivalent) with eight years of relevant experience; OR an Associate's degree with six years of experience; OR a Bachelor's degree with at least three years of experience; OR a Master's degree with more than one year of experience.
  • Experience with process controls equipment including (for example) BMS, PLCs, DCSs, HMIs, SCADA systems, SQL relational database systems, and Network Hubs including debugging skills as well as Modbus, OPC, Profibus, and Ethernet IP.
  • Knowledge of one to two control systems platforms/programming with depth of understanding.
  • Broad understanding of systems architecture and operations and related components (e.g. hardware, software, network, database, S88/S95 etc.)
  • Experience with writing software test plans, user requirements, and system design documents.


Nice-to-Have

  • Relevant pharmaceutical experience.
  • Experience in automation including DeltaV and equipment validation.
  • Knowledge of the manufacturing process and equipment, preferably bacterial fermentation and purification processes.


PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Position requirements are typical for a manufacturing plant-based work environment with shop floor exposure in manufacturing and utilities. There are no unusual physical or mental requirements for this position.

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

Manufacturing is conducted on a 24 hour/7 day a week basis, and this role and team are expected to provide support accordingly.

Relocation support available

Last Date to Apply: April 15, 2024

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $78,000.00 to $130,000.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 10.0% 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 | (uscandidates.mypfizerbenefits.com). 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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