McPherson, Kansas
Jun 24, 2022
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.

How You Will Achieve It
  • Manage own time and professional development, be accountable for own results and begin to prioritize own workflow.
  • Responsible for the preparation and/or operation of various components, materials, equipment, machines including, but not limited to any and/or all applicable components, materials, equipment, machines in the assigned area(s).
  • Complete adherence to all plant safety and (current) Good Manufacturing Practices {also cGMP} regulations to the highest.
  • Assist with diagnosis and troubleshooting activities and execute in-process quality inspections.
  • Ensure adequate inventory of parts and materials prior to initiating a production run.
  • Identify and seek to implement process and safety improvement and perform all tasks in a safe manner.
  • Participate in shift meetings, provide hand off information and communicate with other units and shifts.


The Senior Production Operator II may perform any combination of the following: Operate, tend, monitor, service, changeovers, make minor/major adjustments, assemble, disassemble, clean and sterilize one or more of a variety of production related equipment in compliance with equipment, product and process cGMP's and safety/security regulations.


  • Performs necessary machine set-up, operation, changeover, adjustment, diagnosis, repair, and preventative maintenance on production equipment. Some activities may require work prior to and after normal shift or overtime.
  • Provides recommendation and plan of action to the supervisor on the needed repair of the equipment.
  • Responsible for minimizing production line down time and maximizing efficiencies.
  • Documents all maintenance performed through the use of the work order system and maintenance log books.
  • Communicates openly and clearly with line personnel and supervision to accomplish manufacturing goals.
  • Follow SOPs, cGMPs, batch records, TCPs, BOMs, POPs.
  • Notify Group Leader/PES/Supervisor of all safety issues.
  • Perform all tasks in a safe manner.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school education or equivalent required
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years experience as a Senior Production Operator and have completed SPO II – III Primary and Maintenance Assessment
  • Must possess necessary mechanical skills to perform the required machine set-up, repairs and adjustments in order to keep equipment operating efficiently.
  • Computer (PC) experience plus knowledge of Word, Excel is helpful.
  • Must be able to read and write as well as follow and provide written and oral instructions.
  • Must be able to gown aseptically and retain certification regardless of the assigned area.
  • Must be able to withstand exposure to inks, solvents, heat, steam and liquids.
  • Stay current with training requirements.
  • Must be able to communicate and work well with others
  • Must demonstrate leadership, self-motivated, able to work independently and have a problem-solving mindset.
  • Exceptional skills troubleshooting, maintaining and repairing packaging equipment, labelers and fillers.
  • Correctly manage waste materials, including hazardous waste generated in or around the area per

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior mechanical/refrigeration repair experience preferred.


  • Vision must be correctable to 20/20.
  • Must be able to read and understand equipment drawings.
  • Requires continuous physical activity for repair, adjustment and operation of equipment.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Some production areas present exposure to heat, steam and liquids. Ability to work effectively both independently and as a part of a team.
  • Satisfactory performance and attendance is required.


  • No travel required
  • Must be able to work rotational shifts as well as holidays and weekends as required

Work Location Assignment:On Premise

*Job Details:
· Last Date to Apply for Job: July 7, 2022
· Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: Yes
***Pfizer now offering ***** sign-on bonus for successful hire through August 31st***

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

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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.