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APS Vaccine Technician Trainer (3rd Shift-12 hours)

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Start date
Sep 7, 2022
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*** Pfizer now offering $4,000.00 SIGN ON BONUS for successful hires through December 31, 2022***

“Schedule is subject to change”

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

You will monitor and respond to basic functioning needs of area equipment, i.e. line speed, feeding product, line clearances, cleaning, loading or unloading materials adhering to all SOPs, cGMPs (current Good Manufacturing Practices), plant quality, safety, and documentation systems requirements.

As part of the Technical Operations team, you are recognized as a subject matter expert with specialized knowledge and skills in procedures, techniques, tools, materials and equipment. You will be entrusted with adapting standard methods and procedures by applying your knowledge, prior work experience and requirements. Your business awareness of cross-organizational impact on project delivery will elevate the quality of project deliverables. You will arrive at decisions on which methods and procedures are the best fit for different work situations. You will assist with training others and reinforce behaviors that will help us achieve our goal of providing the best healthcare to patients.

How You Will Achieve It

Colleagues who fill this role will be responsible to cover their designated weekends/holidays as business needs dictate. This is a day shift position that will follow a 12 hour schedule (6pm - 6am) consisting of 5 days on, 5 days off, 4 days on, 5 days off, 5 days on, 4 days off.


  • Functional/Technical Knowledge: Advanced knowledge of department in which the trainer would be training the trainee. This is essential to ensure proper training techniques are used based on knowledge and experience of the trainer. Proficient in computer applications such as MS Word, Excel and Outlook.

  • Problem Solving and Innovation: Develop solutions to routine problems following established Pfizer policies and procedures. As a SME on the Operator roles, this incumbent would be relied upon to provide feedback when problems arise with equipment based on their experiences.

  • Discretion, Latitude, Level of Independence: Ability to work independently while simultaneously training an individual on the tasks they are performing. This training position will have limited direction and the trainer will have to develop a training plan based on the trainee’s specific requirements. Follows specific, detailed instructions both independently and while training.

  • Impact and Organizational Contribution: Contributes to the completion of routine tasks while working independently or training. Achievements and results will be measurable in the number of competent Operators the trainer is able to sign off and prove them proficient on the tasks which they are being trained. Failure to achieve results will have significant impact on departmental objectives.

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

  • As directed by supervision, the Operations Technician Trainer may be responsible for day to day floor operations, daily line assignments, attending scheduling meetings, filling out the daily shift report, OEE, and reviewing and requesting SOP and document revisions. Work responsibilities will require entry into the aseptic area and will include aseptic gowning requirements.


  • High school diploma / general education degree (GED) At least two to three years experience related to aseptic processing and qualification to work in aseptic environments PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Four years experience related to aseptic processing and qualification to work in aseptic environments Training experience, including maintaining and monitoring training progression and knowledge delivery to trainees

  • Bachelor's Degree


Physical Demands: Job tasks may include frequent bending, lifting, and twisting motions. Ability to stand upright for several consecutive hours. Absence of any medical restrictions which could restrict completion of all required duties. Additional demands are area specific.

Work Environment: Colleague must work near moving mechanical parts and may be exposed to airborne particles which require appropriate safety protection, noise levels may require protective hearing devices, eye protection required. Practices and promotes safe working environmental at all times. Area specific gowning will be required. Aseptic gowning is required for work responsibilities within the aseptic area.

Language Skills: Effective written and oral communication skills required. Demonstrated reading comprehension and writing proficiency at level that meets Job Summary requirements. Ability to effectively communicate with diverse individuals/groups resulting in desired outcomes.

Mathematical Skills: Strong math skills with the ability to calculate percentages and develop basic graphs and spreadsheets.

Reasoning Ability: Skill in analyzing information, problems, situations, practices or procedures to: Define the problem or objective; Identify relevant concerns or factors; Identify patterns, tendencies and relationships; Formulate logical and objective conclusions; and Recognize alternatives and their implications.

Leader behaviors are an important part of this position especially teamwork, integrity, open discussion and debate, and performance. Leader behaviors are an integral part of the job and should be demonstrated at all times.


Must be able to work overtime, weekends, and holidays as necessary. Ops Technician Trainer will be required to work assigned schedule, support the day-to-day floor operations, daily line assignments including frequently staffed to a line as a Technician as needed. Work requirements will include adherence to aseptic gowning procedures and work practices in the aseptic processing area.

Colleagues who fill this role will be responsible to cover their designated weekends/holidays as business needs dictate. This is a night shift position that will follow a 12 hour schedule (6pm - 6am) consisting of 5 days on, 5 days off, 4 days on, 5 days off, 5 days on, 4 days off.

Work Location Assignment:On Premise

Last day to apply: September 20th, 2022

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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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