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Administrative Technician

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Start date
Sep 23, 2022
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Job Details

*** 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

Here at Pfizer we have a specific purpose – to find breakthroughs that change patients' lives. We are a patient centric company, guided by our four values: courage, joy, equity, and excellence.  Our breakthrough culture lends itself to our dedication to transforming millions of lives.

What you will Achieve

The Associate Process Development Technician will join the Bioprocess Development Group as an Administrative Technician. They will provide lab-based and organizational support necessary to assist the team in the development of next generation manufacturing processes, new laboratory technology, and new workflows to make the group more efficient. We anticipate the successful candidate will become a key lab steward for the group.

How you Will Achieve It

This role’s day to day functions can be divided into administrative and experiment support-based responsibilities. Additional administrative and experiment support tasks for this role will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

Administrative:
  • Maintain desired stocking levels for lab consumables: vials, pipettes, bottles, etc.

  • Maintain desired stocking levels for solvents; keep track of peroxide forming solvents and discard prior to expiration date and refilling mobile phase bottles for analytical systems

  • Manage waste in the stock room/dock area

  • Removal of bulk solvent waste

  • Setup new waste drums and sharps waste containers as needed

  • Deliver incoming packages to lab personnel

  • Primary owner for initiating and tracking standing purchase orders with frequently used vendors

  • Order new lab equipment when necessary to replace existing units

  • Organize/Deliver samples for shipment to other sites or third parties

  • Maintain capital equipment lists for lab team

  • Oversee maintenance of in-lab equipment by initiating yearly service contracts, scheduling vendors for PMs or other repairs

  • Schedule monthly safety inspections for the group

  • Write up and follow up on work orders for building repairs

  • Coordinate interactions with Repair and Maintenance teams

  • Organize group meetings and events

  • Interact as needed with other areas within the department

Experiment support:
  • Plan/organize daily tasks. Maintain area and equipment in clean, safe, functional order. Participate in safety reviews and inspections.

  • Design the layout of lab equipment, storage location for supplies and materials to allow for the most efficient use of space and ease of use by group members.

  • Complete 5S style setup of spaces and establish best practices for working to sustain optimal working order for all scientists.

  • Setup and cleaning of shake flask experiments to facilitate experimental work by group members.

  • Assist in execution of experiments by preparing stock solutions, executing recipe-driven procedures, delivering samples for analytical testing, and organization of solid and solution samples until project completion.

Qualifications

Must-Have

  • High School Diploma (or GED) with 3+ years of relevant industry experience

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, maintaining a high quality of data integrity

  • Maintains a positive work atmosphere

  • Strong organizational and time management skills and detail oriented

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including the ability to maintain accurate records.

Nice-to-Have

  • Science-based associates degree or 3+ years of experience in chemistry laboratory roles

  • Proficiency using various computer applications including, but not limited to: Word and Excel

  • Previous experience with lab safety guidelines


PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Role requires the ability to lift approximately 20 pounds and work with mechanical equipment (skid lift, carts, pumps)

  • The position requires an ability to work in a laboratory environment performing experiments in a laboratory hood and to setup samples for analysis or shipping

  • Must be able to wear PPE (lab coat, safety glasses, gloves, face shield, etc.).

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

A standard day shift operation totaling approximately 40 hours per week is expected for this role, although some weekend coverage may be required at times as warranted by business need.


Work Location Assignment:On Premise

Last day to apply October 8th, 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.

Research and Development

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Company

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.

Visit www.pfizer.com and connect with us.

 

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