Reliability/Maintenance Engineer

Franklin, Ohio
Jul 30, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors 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 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 part in managing the maintenance and reliability engineering activities involving the redesign, maintenance, and repair of utilities systems, buildings, and production/non-production equipment. Your knowledge and skills will contribute towards the goals and objectives of the team. Your ability to meet team targets will help in completing critical deliverables. Your innovative use of communication tools and techniques will facilitate in managing difficult issues and establishing consensus between teams.

It is your hard work and focus that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

The Plant Reliability Maintenance Engineer (RME) role functions as part of an integrated Team to provide Maintenance and Engineering support to on-going operational areas of the Franklin site. Through technical expertise and leadership, it serves as point of contact and accountability in the facilitation of proactive improvement activities driven to help minimize the plant assets life cycle costs and contribute to enhancing the safety and performance of the site.

  • Works directly with the site Maintenance Team Leader and is integrated with the Team of craftsmen and enablers who support the operational areas of the site.

  • Provides technical program leadership in the implementation of activities to maximize the maintenance-related uptime and operating efficiencies of equipment and facility assets.

  • Optimizes Preventative Maintenance (PM) strategies, updates & maintains associated planning and tracking systems.

  • Interacts extensively with the Operations Area in a business partner arrangement to achieve mutual production and uptime goals.

  • Functions as an integral Team member and Subject Matter Expert (SME) to support Master Planning, eManufacturing initiatives, & Capital Project upgrades for the facility.

  • Supports as well as leads planning and execution of capital projects for upgrades of facilities, processes, and automation infrastructure.

  • Provides subject matter expertise in supporting process and product related investigations.

  • Serves as Data Integrity Leader for the Site Services Department.

  • Serves as one of the Franklin site Automation Systems Administrators.

  • Executes CAPAs and provides input to equipment change controls to ensure a robust and capable solution.

  • Assists to ensure the equipment and facilities are maintained in a GMP compliant state at all times.

  • Serves as IMEx TPM Element Leader for both Tier-1 API & Tier-1 QC Process Centric Teams (PCTs).

  • IMEx SME for the creation & enhancement of Operator Care Job Aids and instructional documents.

  • Drives continuous improvement and innovation initiatives.



  • Bachelor's Degree, Engineering (Preferred Mechanical or Electrical)

  • 2+ years of experience in GMP environment

  • Experience with Root Cause Failure Analysis, Equipment Criticality Ranking, PM/PdM optimization, and/or Failure Modes and Effects Analysis

  • Understanding and experience with process automation systems

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Current Good Manufacturing Practices {part of GxP}

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Working knowledge of MS Excel


  • 6-Sigma Green Belt Certification

  • Knowledge of IMEX operating standards


  • Possesses time management skills to enable goal setting and facilitation of multiple technical projects of relatively high complexity. 

  • Maintains a high – yet balanced - level of energy that engages colleagues at all levels, communicates effectively – oral and written - with both site colleagues and upper management, fosters teamwork and collaboration.

  • Able to work in manufacturing environment, indoors and outdoors with some tasks requiring lifting (<25lbs).


Monday - Friday work schedule with infrequent extended hours (including weekends) based on business needs.  Minimum travel required.

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply: August 4th, 2021

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

Sunshine Act

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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.