Associate Process Engineer, Gene & Cell Therapy Technical Support

Sanford, North Carolina, United States
Nov 18, 2020
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
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 as a process engineer within our innovative Manufacturing Technical Support (MTS) 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 supporting efforts to bring products from research to manufacturing. You will leverage your technical capabilities to understand the inherent problems of transfer of technology from the research stage to manufacturing, in cooperation with other departments. You will participate in technology transfer to the manufacturing plant and troubleshoot production process problems with processes or equipment already in operation.

As an associate, your focus on the job will contribute in achieving project tasks and goals. Through your domain knowledge and commitment, you will create a collaborative team environment for your colleagues.

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 project milestones and organize own work to meet project task deadlines.
  • Work in a structured environment under supervision.
  • Prepare and review of scale up protocols and reports, technology transfer protocols and reports, batch manufacturing records, batch packaging records and bill of materials etc.
  • Establish small-scale production processes and use scaled-down lab processes to enable process troubleshooting.
  • Share knowledge through existing knowledge sharing processes or systems.
  • Coordinates execution of process validation protocols


  • BS in Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and 0-3 years of biopharmaceutical experience or MS in one of the above disciplines and at least one internship in bio manufacturing or process development
  • Process Engineering or operational excellence experience in a pharmaceutical or medical device setting
  • Knowledge and experience of requirements for Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Experience and working knowledge of Process Monitoring systems
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities, meeting deadlines, and working well under pressure and in ambiguous situations
  • Excellent interpersonal effectiveness and communication skills (written and oral) are required in order to interface across management levels and departments.

  • Master degree in bioprocessing or related discipline
  • Basic knowledge of statistics
  • Automation knowledge, Delta V experience


  • No unique physical requirements


-Remains organized &; positive in ambiguous and fast-paced, rapidly changing environment

-Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities, meeting deadlines, and working well under pressure and in ambiguous situations

-Ability to process complex information and make recommendations with incomplete data set


Ability to adjust work schedule to meet business needs - overtime, off shift, weekends.

Ability to travel- travel time may be up to 10% according to business needs.

Relocation support available

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: 12/2/2020
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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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.