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Sr. Manager, Process Automation (Manufacturing)

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Closing date
Apr 26, 2024

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Other, Manufacturing/QA/QC
Position Type
Full Time
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Organization Type
All Industry, Pharma

Job Details

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 will help bring medicines to the world even faster by imagining what's possible and taking action.

What You Will Achieve

As a leader in the Plant Maintenance team, you will be accountable for maintenance and reliability engineering activities involving the redesign, maintenance and repair of utilities systems, buildings and production and non-production equipment. Your role will provide life cycle asset management for the sites infrastructure and building fabric and w ill ensure that site systems are maintained, calibrated and revalidated in compliance with quality requirements.

As a Senior Manager, you will be setting the objectives for multiple projects in your division. Your managerial and technical skills will help in guiding the people in your division. Your understanding of the external marketplace and customer requirements will facilitate in instituting knowledge sharing practices in your team and outside. You shall be relied on to manage operational activities that support the goals of the division and sets direction for its success.

Through your expertise and extensive knowledge, you will be able to foster a culture that promotes innovation and thrives on doing better for patients and healthcare.

How You Will Achieve It
  • Set objectives for and manage multiple projects/ ongoing work activities of moderate complexity within the Operating Unit .
  • Develop overall strategies for maintenance programs to include production equipment, production support equipment, utilities, facilities, MRO inventory and EAMS (Pfizer's CMMS application), providing leadership for developing the tactical plans for implementation, and monitor/advise on the execution of these activities.
  • Provide direction in developing, tracking, reporting and reacting to appropriate metrics for measuring and improving success of maintenance and OEE strategies implemented.
  • Work closely with customers to understand their needs and respond accordingly to develop the strategies to support them.
  • Provide leadership and line management to the team, coordinating and overseeing their workloads, providing support to ensure that the team delivers effective and efficient services.
  • Conduct routine inspections of all the systems, planned and unplanned maintenance.
  • Ensure all the Engineering equipment/ Instruments / systems are Qualified and maintained as per the Schedule of Calibration, Preventive Maintenance & Periodic Re-Qualification.
  • Develop continuous improvement programs that increase the performance and reliability of plant production equipment.
  • Assist in running an efficient maintenance operation which is able to fulfil operational and customer demand and meet set targets.
  • Ensure Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are met by working to the overall plan, including management of and reporting.
  • Support development of the Site Master Plan and Site Space Plan to ensure effective and strategic use of assets and capital investment.
  • Design reviews, co-ordination with external agencies and internal customers for the approval of Architectural, Structural, Electrical and Mechanical drawings etc.
  • Work with the team and other department members to produce effective maintenance strategies, procedures and methods .
  • Facilitate and support staff and organization talent development .
  • Develop a talent base of high performing professionals and managers to deliver on business unit and strategic projects.
  • Create a motivated, committed and engaged project team that fosters innovation and professional development.


  • Bachelor's degree and 10 + years of relevant experience .
  • Project management tools and techniques .
  • Advanced people management skills.
  • In depth experience with Emerson DeltaV, DCS, Honeywell TDC3000, and Foxboro.
  • Proven experience with PLC Allen Bradley/Rockwell/Siemens.
  • Able to define multi-year strategic Automation direction.
  • Collaborate and align with above site/Global teams.
  • PSM Process Safety Management.
  • Strong PC skills and experience of packages such as CMMS, Purchasing Information Syste m.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques and recognized tools .
  • Strong Communication and Leadership skills .
  • Training/certification and/or experience in the application of maintenance reliability principles, in particular, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Total Productive Maintenance (emphasis on operator care), work control systems to include CMMS and MRO Inventory Management.
  • Training /certification and/or experience in Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Equipment Life Cycle Costing, Root Cause Failure Analysis (using DMIAC principles) and Overall Equipment Effectiveness data retrieval, calculations and reporting.
  • Ability to coach, counsel and lead a team of people .
  • Ability to manage a wide variety of activities at the same time .

  • Master's degree and r elevant pharmaceutical experience .

Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.

Work Location Assignment:On Premise

Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: May 16, 2024
  • Eligible for Relocation Package
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $131,200.00 to $218,600.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 17.5% 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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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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