Manager/Team Lead API Maintenance

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Jan 14, 2022
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

Your technical skills will help us keep our plants, utility systems, buildings and equipment up and running. Pfizer relies on you for maintenance, redesign, and repair of utilities in our plants, such as electrical, plumbing, carpentry, air conditioning, heating, painting and general maintenance. You will be relied on to take the necessary preventive and corrective steps for setting priorities, forecasting and allocating resources in the maintenance tasks.

As a Manager, your breadth of knowledge for internal or external business challenges will help us improve our engineering products, processes and services. Your will manage projects by meeting objectives and preparing forecasts for resource requirements. Your risk-taking ability will help us advance new concepts and methodologies. You will provide technical guidance and oversight to team members and help in problem solving.

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

How You Will Achieve It

  • Manage multiple projects and ongoing work activities within the division typically involving cross-functional representatives.

  • Lead and provide technical engineering oversight to develop project execution plans, and associated engineering studies for equipment component installation etc.

  • Support programs and systems with procedures and training while ensuring compliance with all regulatory and company requirements.

  • Ensure that all work is performed in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), safety procedures, quality standards, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, other regulatory agency standards, and good maintenance practices.

  • Develop and establish strategies and methods that improve preventive maintenance processes and procedures resulting in enhanced equipment performance.

  • Perform equipment evaluations to determine and justify new equipment, equipment replacement and incorporate into capital plan.

  • Facilitate and participate in equipment-based Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) investigations.

  • Provide governance of maintenance planning and scheduling across the Operating Units.

  • Foster teamwork and encourage colleague development, provide salary planning recommendations as well as change management.



  • 5-8 years’ experience with Bachelor’s Degree or completion of a DOL recognized Apprenticeship program, Journeyman license, and experience as a Team Leader.

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply Process Safety Management elements

  • Knowledge of Enterprise Asset Management Solution or other CMMS applications required

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices), Food and Drug Administration, other regulations and current pharmaceutical industry standards

  • Strong people management experience, communication and leadership skills

  • Ability to shift priorities according to changes in departmental/facility needs and be open to different ideas/approaches


  • Master's degree

  • Relevant pharmaceutical experience

  • Industry experience with preventive and predictive maintenance programs


Frequent time in the manufacturing area around equipment with moving parts, stair climbing, roof access. Use of hearing and eye protection, and gowning is required.


Some off-shift work will be required during production shutdowns or during equipment downtime.

Other Job Details

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: January 28, 2022

  • Eligible for Relocation Package: YES

  • Referral Bonus Eligible

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.

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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.