Vaccine Formulation Tech I (3rd shift)

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Posted
Oct 08, 2021
Ref
4824135
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Why Patients Need You

Our breakthroughs would not make it to the hands of patients without our pharmaceutical manufacturing team. We rely on a team of dedicated and agile members, who understand the importance and impact of their role in Pfizer’s mission. Patients need colleagues like you who take pride in their work and always look to improve outcomes. You will help to ensure that patients and physicians have the medicines they need, when they need them.

What You Will Achieve

As part of technical operations, you will be a team member who is relied to have a good understanding of procedures, techniques, tools, materials and equipment. Your decision making will help you prioritize workflows based on the available resources. You will follow standard procedures to complete tasks, some of which may vary in scope, sequence, complexity and timing. You will contribute to the team’s success by sharing your previously acquired knowledge.

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

Role Overview:

The Vaccine Formulation Tech role is responsible for processing and formulating the COVID19 vaccine in the new Vaccine Formulation Facility (VFF). Techs may also perform work on other processing steps related to other products run in that area. Work is performed in strict compliance with manufacturing standards (SOPs) and following all regulatory requirements (i.e., GMPs & OSHA). This job includes the following functions:

  • Performing unit operations in the formulation area with a variety of different equipment types (tanks, pumps, centrifuges, scales, filters, and other vaccine formulation equipment)

  • Washing, sanitizing and cleaning facilities and equipment

  • Handling, Charging and packaging materials

  • Monitoring process parameters and batch end reports for quality or equipment concerns

  • Utilizing computer skills to interact with multiple complex PLC and SCADA systems

  • Collaborating with maintenance and engineers to troubleshoot equipment and perform TPM tasks

  • Supporting development and execution of capital projects, corrective actions, and continuous improvement ideas

  • Demonstrating growth mindset to share best practices & utilize downtime effectively

  • Working safely and compliantly following all applicable SOPs and standards including recording of GMP documentation

  • Completing and maintaining all required training on time

  • Demonstrating ownership and account ability of the production schedule and product quality

  • Executing in-process quality inspections

  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Requirements

Education and Experience:

BS Chemistry or related degree, OR

High school diploma / general education degree (GED) plus

  • An associate degree, OR

  • Veteran/Military experience, OR

  • Six months of relevant work experience in a manufacturing or GMP facility (e.g. current or previous Pfizer colleague or contractor or similar)

In addition, the following skills are preferred:

  • Mechanical experience/aptitude

  • Experience handling biologic substances, APIs, or drug products

Physical Demands:
  • lifting/lowering up to 55 pounds, working in high elevations (above 6 feet), and reaching/standing/walking/stooping/crawling.

  • Able to wear safety PPE (Hard hat, body harness, face shield)

  • Able to work under clean room (GRADE C/D) environments with appropriate gowning.

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

Positions are staffed across all three shifts. Works a 7-2, 7-2, 7-3 work schedule. Over a four week period, works Mon-Sun (7 days), off Mon-Tues (2 days), works Wed-Tues (7 days), off Wed-Thurs (2 days), works Fri-Thurs (7 days), & off Fri-Sun (3 days). Weekend, holiday, and overtime may be required to meet business or customer needs. This operation will work 24x7x365.

Last Date to Apply for Job: November 1st, 2021
    Eligible for Relocation Package: NO
    Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES
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Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment.  As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations.  These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure.  Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act.  Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government.  If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

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.

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