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Technical Specialist, Clinical Manufacturing

Andover, Massachusetts
Start date
Sep 28, 2022

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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 be part of a team of efficient and dynamic technicians assigned to manufacture pharmaceuticals within a state-of-the-art facility. You will be responsible for operating equipment, completion of support tasks and at times the oversight of assigned activities, in order to obtain the production plan of record. You will assist in process support and continuous improvement activities. You will be proactive in taking up trainings, documentation and technical completion of work as required in a regulated cGMP environment

As part of the Technical Operations team, your prior work experience and ability to apply your breadth of knowledge will help you adapt the standard methods and procedures. You will help us identify required delivery and process improvements that drive increased efficiency, throughput and quality. You will arrive at decisions on which methods and procedures are the best fit for different work situations.

It is your hard work and focus that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It
  • Manage own time, professional development, and be accountable for own results.

  • Prioritize own workflow and assist in prioritizing the workflow of less-experienced colleagues.

  • Adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices and standard operating procedures, and material sampling instructions.

  • Execute downstream mammalian and microbial purification processes in a GMP environment.

  • Responsible for the equipment preparation, task scheduling, product processing, and maintaining facility cleanliness and compliance.

  • Complete recurring assignments independently and select the most appropriate method or approach to do so within prescribed limits of authority.

  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvements and enable implementation, utilize continues improvement and root cause analysis tools.

  • Maintain cross-functional communication with Tech Transfer team, Quality and Engineering.

  • Perform troubleshooting of production equipment and operations.

  • Understand scientific principles in order to problem solve and troubleshoot within limits of authority.

  • Report any deviation or observation from established procedures.



  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 3-4 years of experience in a biologics manufacturing or laboratory environment, with emphasis in either 1) mammalian or fermentation upstream processing or 2) downstream processing (including chromatography and filtration techniques).

  • Experience in cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices) compliance as related to manufacture of biologics.

  • Ability to think critically and demonstrate troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

  • Strong workload planning skills, organization, and attention to detail, and follow through. Excellent work ethic.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, team oriented nature, and ability to thrive in a dynamic environment. Change agile.

  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office required e.g. MS Word, MS Excel


  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Basic mechanical knowledge and experience with use of hand tools

  • Familiarity with OSHA standards and experience with manufacturing safety.

  • Experience owning and managing Deviations/CAPA and Quality Tracking System software.


  • Must be able to lift 25+ lbs.

  • Must be able to sit and stand/walk for extended periods of time in safety footwear.

  • Work requires ability to gown into a clean room daily (full coverall, boot covers, head cover, mask, gloves).

  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment with shifting priorities and flexible production schedule.


  • Some non-standard hours may apply as the process requires, but are not typical.

  • Occasional early or late hours, ability to work overtime as process requires.

  • Some weekend work as process requires.

Other Job Details:

  • Sign-on bonus

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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New York, NY 10017
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