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Manager Automation Engineer

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Start date
Sep 10, 2022

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Engineering, Automation Engineer
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

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

Working with Pfizer’s dynamic engineering team, you will play a critical role in the management of manufacturing information systems to improve manufacturing success rates and ensuring zero down time.

As a Manager, your planning skills will help in preparing forecasts for resource requirements, and providing areas of improvement for products, processes or services. Through your comprehensive knowledge of principles, concepts and theories of the discipline, you will also work towards advancing new concepts and methodologies. You will be able to take a cross functional leadership role to facilitate agreements between different team.

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

How You Will Achieve It

  • Following standard operating procedures and standards in a highly regulated environment.

  • GMP verification protocol generation and execution

  • development of new and follow existing standard operating procedures and programming guidelines

  • design, develop, deploy and test our automated processes, systems and equipment.

  • identify, design and implement new technologies.

  • lead the specification and procurement of new highly automated manufacturing equipment

  • generate and develop system support documentation

  • Assist in training and mentoring site Automation Technicians, Automation Engineers and other operations personnel

  • Monitor and trend issues to identify and develop preventative solutions Design, develop, deploy and test our automated processes, systems and equipment.

  • Maintain and support automation computing infrastructure.

  • Provide 24x7x365 support of our automation systems.

  • Responsible for system-wide system compliance, perform business owned system support responsibilities and provide technical leadership for our systems.

  • Adhere to safe work practices and develop standard operating procedures and system support documentation.

  • Clearly communicate progress and issues to management and peers and finalize report writing for test protocols.



  • Applicant must have HS Diploma/GED with ten years of relevant experience;

  • OR an Associate's degree with eight years of experience;

  • OR a Bachelor’s degree with at least five years of experience;

  • OR a Master’s degree with more than three years of experience;

  • OR a Ph.D. with 0-2 years of experience

  • Experience with process controls equipment and Network Hubs including design and debugging skills

  • Broad understanding of systems architecture and operations, and related components

  • Excellent project management, presentation and communication skills

  • Good Organizational skills and can meet project task deadlines

  • Proven ability to work in team environment and contribute as a team member

  • Ability to learn new technologies and adapt to change

  • Ability to communicate technical issues to management and customers in an effective and understandable manner.


  • Relevant pharmaceutical experience.

  • The ideal candidate should have background in cGMP regulations and the practical application of those methodologies to control systems.

  • Vision and control system technical knowledge, such as Systech, Rockwell, Wonderware, VMware, and OSI PI.

  • Technical Troubleshooting experience within tight timelines.

Physical/Mental Requirements

Office and plant environment. Keyboarding, lifting, standing, bending, walking.

Non-Standard Work Schedule, Travel, or Environment Requirements

Weekend and off hours work required, some overtime. Supporting 24/7 operation – on call coverage. Adhere to safe work practices Some travel (including international) required (Approx. 5% of time)

Work Location Assignment:On Premise

Other Job Details

  • Eligible for Relocation Package: YES

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.




Join world-class scientists and leaders who are dedicated to bringing therapies that will significantly improve patients' lives.

As one of the world's premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, we're driven to discover the cure --driven to significantly improve the lives of everyone...everywhere. If you're similarly driven, you'll find there's no better place to begin --and continue --your career than at Pfizer.

Science is the foundation of our company.  This is why it's no surprise that the most driven scientists in the world choose to carry out their life's passion at Pfizer.  We arm them with the resources, technology, and facilities they need to solve some of the world’s most complex health challenges. This combination empowers our scientists with expertise in vaccines, small-molecule medicines, biotherapeutics amongst many others, to collaborate on breakthrough science, including the world's first mRNA-Based Covid19 vaccine.  Our colleagues advance science and technologies into the therapies that matter most.

Join us and you'll partner with colleagues of diverse backgrounds and abilities who contribute to all aspects of what we do. Great things happen when people come together with one shared goal. If you're driven to discover the cure- ensure it has the latest technology to make it a reality or help improve the lives of others- join those who are similarly driven at Pfizer. The future of medicine is happening here.

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