API Manufacturing Engineer/Specialist

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


Analyzes / designs sequence of operations and work flow to improve the company's production facilities within regulations and GMP guidelines. Activities may include process monitoring, safety and environmental improvements, troubleshooting, process reliability improvements, validation, and technology transfers.  May establish or assist in establishing accident prevention measures and may train personnel concerning all phases of production operations. Conducts studies pertaining to cost control, cost reduction, inventory control, and production record systems. On the basis of these studies, develops and implements plans and programs for facility modifications and revisions to operating methods. May assist project managers or engineers in the planning and design of facilities.


Functional/Technical Knowledge:  Knowledge of basic discipline.  Limited knowledge of industry practices and standards. Focus is on overseeing defined processes.

Problem Solving and Innovation:  Develop solutions to routine problems following established Pfizer policies and procedures.

Discretion, Latitude, Level of Independence:  Closely supervised.  Follows specific instructions. 

Impact and Organizational Contribution:  Contribute to the completion of routine tasks. 

Teamwork/Influence:  Contacts are primarily within immediate work group or within normal process-related work flow.

Time Span of Work:  Daily tasks and deliverables. Results can usually be measured on daily or weekly basis.


  • Education: 2+ years of related experience and BS/BA in Chemical Engineering / Chemistry / related field or  1+ years of related experience and MS Chemical Engineering / Chemistry / related field

  • Language Skills: Effective written and oral communication .

  • Computer Skills:  Microsoft Applications.

  • Physical Demands: Frequent time in the manufacturing area around equipment with moving parts, stair climbing, roof access.

  • Work Environment: Office environment, with frequent time in the manufacturing.  Use of hearing and eye protection is required. Colleague must be willing to work off-shift and weekends when project demands require it


• Physical Demands:  Frequent time in both manufacturing and office environments.   The manufacturing environment includes equipment with moving parts.  Must be able to perform gowning requirements for entry in the manufacturing areas.

Requires lifting, sitting, standing, walking, stair climbing and roof access.  Must be available to support 24/7 – 365 operation. 

• Work Environment:  Office environment, with frequent time in the manufacturing areas.  Possible exposure to high noise environments, solvents, and pharmaceutical ingredients.  Use of hearing and eye protection is required.  Must be available to support 24/7 – 365 operation.


Role supports a 24 hour production environment.  Primary responsibilities occur M-F during normal working hours.  Some off hour and holiday coverage may be required.


Interacts daily with shop floor colleagues, and office personnel including Team Leaders, Quality Operations personnel, Production Activity Technicians, Other PPs, EHS personnel and unit management.  Interacts weekly with Maintenance, EHS, Supply Chain, QA and others.  Regularly represents that unit on various API wide teams.  Occasionally may represent the unit on Site Wide teams.

Last Date to Apply for Job: October 14th 2021
    Eligible for Relocation Package: YES
    Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES

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