Maintenance Supervisor/Team Lead (3rd Shift-Rotating)

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Jun 16, 2022
Required Education
High School or equivalent
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


The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for leading hourly Engineering/Maintenance staff Colleagues across multiple shifts to assist the Operations in achieving targets through the execution of routine maintenance and calibration of equipment related to site mechanical, utility and facility systems.


  • Manages work completed by hourly staff, including contingent workers in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), SOPs and all federal, state, and local environmental and safety regulations.

  • Monitors and assigns work orders and ensure proper documentation and timely closure.

  • Conducts department and/or shift meetings with employees frequently to communicate company information, audit updates, production updates, daily safety talks, etc.

  • Ensures maintenance of all equipment and/or facilities within assigned area, mitigating downtime and providing emergency breakdown repair service as required.

  • Provides technical input and assist with coordination and escorting of outside vendors and contractors.

  • Assists with long-range maintenance planning and performance improvement. Interface with line personnel and management regarding key maintenance issues and problems impacting production.

  • Actively engages in colleague development, including timely performance feedback/appraisals as well as through other aspects of the performance management process.

  • Ensures colleagues are trained and performing role efficiently within the appropriate procedures, specifications and standards.

  • Schedules staffing, optimizing labor available to meet required product demands of customers within budgeted guidelines, communicating with and recommending actions to leadership as needed.

  • Collaborates cross-functionally with Quality, Operations, Warehouse and other production personnel to ensure information is properly shared and production remains on schedule.

  • Supports regulatory and customer audit tours. Completes operational quality, environmental, and safety incident investigations as required.

  • Supports continuous improvement initiatives related to compliance, safety and production to minimize risk, ensure product quality and reduce waste through the application of tools related to LEAN manufacturing and Six Sigma such as OpEx and IMEx principles.

  • Champions a safety culture by aiding in the establishment of safety rules and instruction. Adheres to safety requirements. Reports events to EH&S. Ensures events are contained and appropriate steps are taken to mitigate risk to product and the manufacturing environment.

  • Assists manager with special projects and other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3+ years prior Engineering or Maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment and 1+ years demonstrated leadership

  • Associates degree in with a minimum of 5+ years prior Engineering or Maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment and 3+ years demonstrated leadership

  • High School Diploma with a minimum of 7+ year prior Engineering or Maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment and 5+ years demonstrated leadership .

  • Education and prior Engineering or Maintenance experience required for this role. Prior experience to include providing technical support to the manufacturing processes as well as operating and maintaining utility systems. Troubleshooting and resolution of system issues. Performing PMs and implementing corrective solutions to ensure robust and reliable operations.

  • Qualifying Military experience may also be considered in lieu of industrial experience. Specifics as follows:

  • Working knowledge of mechanical, electrical, PLC systems.

  • Able to read mechanical and electrical schematics.

  • Basic understanding of machining, welding and relay logic.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate at all levels within the organization.

  • Intermediate computer skills with use of programs such as Word, Excel and Outlook


  • Experience in a cGMP/Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Environment.


  • Ability to stand upright for several consecutive hours absent of any medical restrictions which could restrict completion of required duties.

  • Able to stand and frequently walk between production centers/areas to supervise operations.

  • Occasional bending, stooping, squatting, carrying and/or lifting up to 25 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust and focus.

  • This position works around moving machines, is exposed to temperature changes and is required to wear personal protective equipment in certain areas.

  • Additional requirements are line and product specific.


  • Work schedule is a rotating 3rd shift schedule with 8 consecutive days on and 6 consecutive days off per rotation.

  • The work environment ranges from office, to plant, to Maintenance shop.

  • Colleague is frequently exposed to airborne particles and must work near moving mechanical parts.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Use of hearing, eye, hand and foot protection is required.

  • Personal Protective Equipment applicable to the task and must be worn at all times. May be a condition of employment.

  • Occasional travel between site/facilities locations may be required.

  • Work outside of normal hours may be required on an infrequent basis to support planned shutdowns or significant production interruptions.

Work Location Assignment:On Premise

Other Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: June 20, 2022

  • Eligible for Relocation Package

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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.