Sr. Process Engineer - Kalamazoo, MI | Biospace
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Sr. Process Engineer

Pfizer Inc.

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Location:
Kalamazoo, MI
Posted Date:
2/19/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
71059.09838
Salary:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

About Pfizer

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact. All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.



Role Description

Designs and develops manufacturing processes for injectable drug products, taking into consideration problems inherent in the transfer of technology from research to manufacturing. Such design and development may include new or revised dosage processes. Develops procedures for the economical mass production in cooperation with pilot-plant and production departments. Conducts tests and measurements throughout stages of production to determine control over applicable variables; and services, troubleshoots and solves production process problems with processes or equipment already in operation. Requires understanding of compliance, pharmaceutical, pharmacological, biological, biochemical, medical, patent and commercial factors.



Responsibilities

The Process Engineer identifies and implements efficiency, safety, quality and/or cost improvements on equipment and processes. Possesses the ability to critically analyze Drug Product manufacturing processes for reproducibility, ruggedness, and root cause failure investigations of day to day operations. Requires developing strategies and systems to improve process performance. Ability to work in cross-functional teams with focus on deliverables, timelines, and meeting customer expectations and requirements. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate actions, Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions. Implements corrective actions and coordinates activities in conjunction with the appropriate enabling groups, i.e. engineering, quality, maintenance, operations, etc. Acts as customer project manager on engineering projects. Partners with engineering to deliver projects that meet scope, schedule, and budget while fulfilling the operational needs of the project. The successful candidate for this position will interact with Injectable Manufacturing/Filling/Inspection/Packaging, Project Engineering, Maintenance, Quality Operations, DP Manufacturing Project Transfer Teams in the support of Drug Product manufactured in APS (Aseptic Processing North) and APN (Aseptic Processing South). Candidate will lead Operational Excellence initiatives (i.e. Kanban, M1 investigations, Green Belt certification, etc.) and routinely interact on the production floor and with Quality and Maintenance colleagues. Contributes to the completion of specific programs and projects. Failure to achieve results causes serious delays in meeting departmental objectives. Ensures that projects are completed on schedule following established procedures and schedules. Erroneous decisions or recommendations or failure to achieve results might cause delays in program schedules and result in the shortage of life saving medicines. Leads and motivates others, generating commitment and a shared sense of purpose.

Requirements

Qualifications

BA/BS plus a minimum of 5+ years' experience or MBA/MS plus a minimum of 3+ years' experience in a science or engineering related field. Complete understanding and wide application of industry, functional and Pfizer-specific principles, theories, concepts and practices. General knowledge of other related disciplines. Knowledge of basic leadership principles. Focus is on leading/overseeing defined processes, which may require deep, detailed knowledge. Provide solutions to a wide range of difficult/complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity, innovation, and creativity. May refer to precedents and policies. Able to gather, analyze and interpret information and identify cause and effect relationships. Solutions are imaginative, practical, thorough, and in line with organization objectives. Able to adapt and respond positively to situations and people in order to meet changing work unit priorities. Operates within established HR policies and basic colleague relations guidelines. PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Candidate will be required to gown in order to enter higher classification area and execute responsibilities according to departmental procedures. Will work with biologicals, API, control substance and other drug products as required. NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS Minimal travel may be required in order to support FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) or required training activities.



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.