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R3 Formulations Production Technician. Job in Rocky Mount FOX8 Jobs

Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Job Type
10 Jun 2022
***Eligible for sign bonus payout of $4,000***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 operating automatic and manual chemical process equipment of varying complexity in various production processes in accordance with operating procedures. You will perform quality control analyses as required to complete in-process batches and identify variations. You will be trained in hazardous material handling and emergency procedures as these processes may generate high pressure and/or critical reactions.

As part of technical operations, you will be a team member who is relied 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 help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It
  • Manage own time and professional development, be accountable for own results and prioritize own workflow.
  • Operate automatic and manual chemical process equipment of varying complexity in various production processes in accordance with operating procedures.
  • Perform duties required in operating a variety of equipment used in your assigned area of the division, maintaining responsibility for tasks as assigned.
  • Operate process equipment, such as filter presses, pumps and agitators.
  • Participate in quality and safety incident investigation.
  • Troubleshoot all operating deviations and issues and coordinate with other function when required.
  • Complete all documentation according with Good Manufacturing Practices {also cGMP} and Good Distribution Practices {part of GxP} standards.
  • Responsible for preparation and clearing of equipment for maintenance work.
  • Perform material receiving, staging, transfer, dispensing, sampling, and charging operation.
  • Monitor the plant status and liaise with colleagues of other departments to ensure there is no interruption to manufacturing process.
  • Maintain Pfizer standards and values for quality, safety and environmental objectives as well as meeting production goals.
  • Complete all trainings by attending scheduled training.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 2+ years of experience
  • Knowledge of industry practices and standards
  • Ability to work in a team environment and have good interpersonal skills is essential.
  • Effective written and oral communication
  • Computer Skills, such as Microsoft Applications and experience with System Application & Products
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience in a chemical or formulation manufacturing environment

  • Responsible for the operation of production equipment, performing routine maintenance, preventative maintenance, change over's, adjustments, and repairs of production and process equipment, for the facility and/or utility equipment
  • Responsible for weighing, measuring, and charging ingredients and inspecting solution complete dissolution.
  • Responsible for the pre/post cleaning of all equipment necessary for batch manufacture.
  • Responsible for maintaining proper process parameters. (i.e. mixing time, speed, temperature and any other applicable variables.
  • Prepares tanks, cleans tanks, and area related equipment before and after solution manufacturing.
  • Weighs drugs, cleans and sets up test filter, withdraws samples, performs some testing (ph, conductivity, oxidizable substances, etc) as needed for solution manufacture.
  • Performs in process pH checks for solutions and makes adjustments as needed.
  • Keeps accurate records as needed for solution manufacture and prepares solutions as directed by work order.
  • Documents work in the work order packages as needed.
  • Must proactively support shutdowns by creating punch-lists, ensuring spare parts are ordered/working with the maintenance team to support and organize maintenance shutdown activities.

  • High School/GED required
  • 2 years of Pharmaceutical Production Experience required
  • Experience with complex SVP solution formulation is required.
  • A high working knowledge of HMI operation is preferred.
  • A.S. degree or a Bachelor's Degree in business, math, or science or similar field with minimum "c" average preferred.
  • Must have experience with using computerized drug weigh programs.
  • Have some knowledge of chemistry, the metric system, scales, and the filtration process.
  • Must be able to evaluate prepared solutions to confirm dissolution of all drug components.
  • Must be able to confirm cleaned equipment meets the requirements of "visually clean".
  • Operators are required to wear personal protective equipment as indicated by area standard operating procedures.
  • Must have the ability to recognize when processes, procedures, equipment, product, commodities, etc are out of specifications. Failure to exercise independent judgment may result in spoiled batches, lots, loads, commodities, up to and including a product re-inspection or recall. Improper use or monitoring of equipment may result in substantial downtime, equipment and material or product loss.

  • Experience with supporting engineering teams and development of new processes preferred
  • 2 years of Pharmaceutical Production Experience required however 8+ years of Pharmaceutical Production Experience preferred

  • Must be able to read, interpret, and perform job duties as prescribed in the operating procedure.
  • Must demonstrate experience and competence in following detailed instructions.
  • Must be able to read and interpret equipment data and demonstrate ability to communicate work requirement and problems in a concise and accurate manner.
  • Must be able to work in a controlled temperature environment wearing clean room attire. On occasion, steam, noise, chemical odors, and fumes may be present.
  • Stand up to10 -12 hours per shift, sit for up to 5-6 hours per shift, regularly lift up to 50 pounds per activity 1 time per shift, walk, climb stairs, climb ladders/walk on catwalks, occasionally may lift over 50 pounds with assistance.


Schedule primarily day shift,7 am to 7pm. Weekend and/or Holiday hours may be required in order to meet business and/or customer needs.

Work Location Assignment:On Premise

Last Date to Apply for Job: June 21th, 2022

Eligible for Relocation Package: NO

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES

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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  • Job Reference: 620977346-2
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2022
  • Recruiter: pfizer
  • Location: Rocky Mount, North Carolina
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent