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Manager, PI Historian SME

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Closing date
May 8, 2024

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Physical Sciences, Engineering
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
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 the management of manufacturing information systems to improve manufacturing success rates and ensuring zero down time.

As a Manager, PI Historian SME, your knowledge and skills will contribute towards the goals and objectives of the larger Automation team.Your focus and ability to meet team targets and lead tasks and initiatives will help in completing critical projects. Your innovative use of communication tools and techniques will facilitate in explaining difficult issues and establishing consensus between teams. This position covers responsibilities for the Automation Systems team, focused on the architecture, project management, customer communications, and coordination of activities supporting the site Aveva/OSI PI process data historian.

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
  • Provide 24x7x365 support of the site historian that supports our automation and manufacturing systems.
  • Improving the footprint of the PI data historian system, supporting both Capital and Expense projects to expand and maintain the system.
  • Collaborating with the Infrastructure lead on strategy, methodologies, master planning and documentation of the PI data historian to align with industry best practices.
  • Communicating and collaborating with operations and other automation colleagues for maintenance/patching/upgrade activities on critical PI servers and hardware
  • Coordinating configuration activities for tag additions, Asset Framework updates, and Vision dashboards
  • Building report templates to support expansion of electronic batch end reports.
  • Working with Automation, Operations, and Corporate Engineering teams to advance Digital Plant of the Future initiatives focused on electronic batch records and electronic process execution.
  • Creating/updating Technical Documents/Functional Specs and routing them through change control.
  • Clearly communicate progress and issues to peers and management.
  • Train and mentor site Automation, Operations, and Quality personnel on use of the PI data historian.
  • Monitor and trend issues to identify and develop preventative solutions.
  • Demonstrate good planning, organizing, time management and team participation skills.
  • Adhere to safe work practices.


  • Applicant must have a High School Diploma (or Equivalent) and must have 10+ years of relevant experience.
  • OR an Associate's degree with 8 years of experience.
  • OR a Bachelor's degree with at least 5 years of experience.
  • OR a Master's degree with at least 3 years of experience.
  • AVEVA/OSI PI Data Historian experience, including initial configuration and day-to-day maintenance of PI Data Archive, Asset Framework, Vision, Reports, and Notifications and Analytics.
  • Experience with designing core architecture for PI data historians and migration of existing data historians (PI, Aspen, etc.) to a new PI system deployment.
  • Project management experience, including large capital projects and small operational expense projects.
  • Experience with writing software test plans, user requirements, and system design documents.
  • Familiar with process controls equipment.
  • Strong knowledge of computerized systems, compliance regulations, and industry standards.
  • Teamwork spirit, good communication skills and training abilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal effectiveness and communication skills {written and oral}.
  • Ability to learn new technologies and adapt to change.

  • Pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Background in cGMP regulations
  • Understanding of Network/Server/Virtualization best practices
  • Understanding of software/document repositories/versioning
  • Understanding of programming, and proficiency in at least one language

  • Office and plant environment. Keyboarding, lifting, standing, bending, walking.


  • Weekend and off hours work required on occasion.
  • Supporting 24/7 operation - on call coverage.
  • Adhere to safe work practices.
  • Some travel.

Work Location Assignment:On Premise

Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: May 31, 2024
  • Eligible for Relocation Package
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $93,500.00 to $155,900.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 12.5% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. 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.

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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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