Specialist QO - Vaccine

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Jul 30, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


The QO Cleaning Validation Specialist works in a fast paced customer-oriented, environment to support a variety of customers across the plant.



·       Generating and/or reviewing/approving cleaning validation documentation

·       Executing cleaning validation protocols

·       Perform surface sampling of production equipment

·       Advising on equipment improvements or replacements

·       Provides subject matter expertise in the area of cleaning validation to customers, including QC Laboratories, other Pfizer sites, customers, CMC, and QA

·       Training production on division procedures related to cleaning

·       Development of cleaning verification assays

·       In addition to monitoring the overall progress of the program, establishes necessary Kalamazoo cleaning validation guidelines in accordance to both corporate and industry standards

·       Further duties can include the review and remediation of cleaning failure investigations and change control



·       A BA/BS degree or higher in organic, analytical, physical or biochemistry or another relevant scientific discipline with a minimum of one year of experience in a pharmaceutical environment.

·       A fundamental understanding of laboratory instrumentation function and analytical method troubleshooting and a dedication to meeting timelines.

·       This position requires a working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).

·       The successful candidate must possess the ability to work with a sense of urgency and the ability to prioritize tasks.

·       Excellent oral and written communications as well as strong technical and analytical problem solving skills are critical.



·       Working in a production environment which will include proper gowning for the area

·       Lifting items (typically less than 25 lbs.)

·       Working with or around chemicals

·       Position also requires office work, which includes working at a computer workstation


·       Position may require colleague to work off-hours, weekends and/or holidays to meet business or customer needs.

·       Proper gowning for the production areas, including aseptic gowning, will be required.

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: August 13, 2021
  • Eligible for Relocation Package

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