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QO Technical Associate II (1st shift)

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Start date
Sep 14, 2022
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Job Details

*** Pfizer now offering a $4,000.00 SIGN ON BONUS for successful hires through December 31, 2022, ***

Why Patients Need You

Everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to the quality and the delivery of safe and effective products to patients. Our science and risk-based compliant quality culture are flexible, innovative, and customer oriented. Whether you are involved in the development, maintenance, compliance, or analysis through research programs, your contribution will directly impact patients.

What You Will Achieve
  • You will be a team member who is relied on 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 make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.
  • Using standardized procedures, the candidate will conduct a variety of microbiological environmental sampling in aseptic /classified processing areas. The sampling performed supports high throughput pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • In addition to the performance of routine environmental sampling, the candidate will assist in the overall operation of the microbiology laboratory including:
  • Incubation of samples
  • Read out of sample results and entry of results into an electronic database
  • Completion of training activities
  • Maintenance of records, equipment, basic lab supplies, and reagents by current good manufacturing requirements.
  • Second checks records and assists in training others.

How You Will Achieve It
  • Manage your own time, and professional development and be accountable for your results.
  • Interpret and evaluate data in terms of accuracy, precision, trends, and potential Good Manufacturing Practices {also cGMP} impact and recommends appropriate corrective action where necessary.
  • Complete training activities and maintains records, equipment, and basic lab supplies, by {Current} Good Manufacturing Practices {part of GxP} requirements.
  • Participate in laboratory investigations as required.
  • Prepare Quality Performance Review.
  • Adhere to safe work practices, such as wearing appropriate personal protective equipment including a lab coat, safety glasses, and gloves.
  • Perform equipment verification and calibration by procedures.
  • Maintain area and equipment in clean, safe, functional order.
  • Primary responsibility is to perform environmental sampling in the aseptic/ classified processing areas.
  • This will include setting up sampling materials and data summaries in a computerized database, incubating samples, interpreting, and documenting results.
  • Recognizes atypical data and informs supervision of relevant problems.
  • Enters, reviews, and approves data in a computerized database.
  • Will second-check the work of others.
  • Transports samples and supplies between the laboratory and production environments.
  • Applies technical knowledge of microbiological principles, theories, concepts, Pfizer processes, and industry practices/standards to their daily work.
  • Can work both independently and as part of a team.
  • May perform assays on purchased materials, investigative samples, and in-process samples in a laboratory service operation so that the unit and organizational objectives are met.
  • Performs equipment & laboratory maintenance.
  • Orders and maintains laboratory supplies.
  • Operates within established HR policies and basic colleague relations guidelines.
  • Contributes to the completion of specific team objectives and assigned project milestones.



  • High school diploma (or equivalent) plus 2 years of relevant experience; in a laboratory, QA role, manufacturing environment; and or customer-focused roles. Or Bachelor’s Degree in biological sciences plus 6-12 months of experience is required.
  • Good oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills within a diverse team setting are required.
  • Basic math skills and computer skills such as data entry, along with a high level of attention to detail are required.
  • The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability to organize time independently, be able to perform several tasks concurrently (ability to multi-task), and be able to meet objectives in a flexible, team-oriented environment.
  • The preferred candidate will have previous laboratory experience, including a basic understanding of microbiology and aseptic technique, and/or previous experience in an aseptic/ classified manufacturing environment, and/ or previous experience in manufacturing, and/ or customer-focused roles.


  • Quality Control experience in a pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience in a GMP environment


Must be capable of manual manipulations with fine dexterity.

Must be capable of walking for extended periods, bending, reaching, and lifting (less than 35 lbs.) during routine job activities.

Extended time working at a computer terminal is also required.


Must be capable of maintaining aseptic gowning qualification in a production environment.

This is a 1st Shift position (6:00 AM – 2:30 PM) Monday – Friday.

Weekend, Holiday, and Overtime hours will be required to meet business and/or customer needs.

Work Location Assignment:On-Premise

“Schedule is subject to change”

Last Date to Apply: 10/31/2022

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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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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