Bioprocess Technician IV

Sanford, North Carolina, United States
Sep 12, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


The incumbent will be knowledgeable of process equipment and systems, manufacturing operations, and automation control (PLC, Delta V, etc) and their primary responsibility will be to plan for and execute process and equipment operation activities during manufacturing operations. The incumbent will perform on the floor analytical assays. The incumbent will assist with production planning and provide / support coordinating production activities across applicable disciplines in Fermentation, Media Prep, Purification, Buffer Prep, and Process Support working with the Management, Leads/Coordinators, and Process Engineers. The incumbent will provide training for operational qualifications.

The incumbent provides process execution and equipment operational activities in support of cGMP commercial manufacturing. Provides organizing role to ensure appropriate scheduling of activities and ensure production supplies are available for the day's operations. The incumbent works directly with Management, Leads/Coordinators and Process Engineers in the resolution of issues for Bioprocessing Technicians to fulfill manufacturing requirements during the shift of operation.

Conducts all activities that are in accordance with Company policies & SOPs, Pfizer Values, & global regulatory guidelines (including cGMP/cGLP/cGCP), environmental guidelines, as appropriate, etc. Advise management of non-conformance issues and opportunities for continuous improvement.


The incumbent is a skilled manufacturing technician/operator with knowledge of microbial Fermentation, Purification, and Process Support processes in the production of microbial vaccines and bulk intermediates. The incumbent is knowledgeable of required processing unit operations and control systems needed for operations. The incumbent performs scientific and operational tasks related to commercial manufacturing.

Job responsibilities include:

Organize daily functions and work in concert with Bioprocessing Technicians in executing those functions in a safe, compliant, and efficient manner to maintain production schedules. Must be able to make recommendations to changes in the schedule and recommendations to re-direct activities as necessary to minimize impact to quality, compliance and timelines.

In addition to on the floor analytical testing. processing, cleaning, and operating major process equipment (tanks, fermentors, ultrafiltration units, centrifuges, etc.), job duties also include routine production preparation tasks such as preparing production glassware and other equipment by operating industrial washers and autoclaves, use calibrated scales to weigh out dry components and use graduated cylinders and flasks to measure liquids. Also, performs analytical activities such as: performing sample dilutions, pH, and conductivity readings.

Requires understanding of scientific principles, operational aspects of production equipment, automation control.


Bachelors Degree - no experience required.

Associates Degree - Two to four years of industry experience preferably in a regulated industry.

High School Diploma - Three to Five years of industry experience preferably in a regulated industry.

Moderate repetitive standing, sitting, bending, ladder climbing, pushing and lifting (up to 40lbs) required on a daily basis.

Ability to perform mathematical calculations, follow procedure, complete proper documentation, and learn new processes.


Set 12 hour 1st shift (24/7 operating schedule)



  • Last Date to Apply for Job: 24 September, 2020
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus


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