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Sr. API Manufacturing Engineer/Specialist (1st Shift). Job in Kalamazoo FOX8 Jobs

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Job Type
10 Jun 2022
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 co-ordinate the manufacture of key API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) Intermediate processes and provide appropriate technical support to process teams to sustain and improve the processes. You will ensure flawless execution throughout each assigned campaign, focusing on the fundamentals of safety, quality, supply and cost. Cost Improvement Projects (CIP) development will also be a key part of your role.

As a Senior Associate, your knowledge and skills will contribute towards the goals and objectives of the team. Your focus and ability to meet team targets will help in completing critical deliverables. Your innovative use of communication tools and techniques will facilitate in explaining difficult issues and establishing consensus between teams.

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
  • Contribute to the completion of complex projects, manage own time to meet agreed targets and develop plans for work activities on own projects within a team.

  • Provide process technical support in order to sustain & improve the processes on site.

  • Ensure that projects are completed on schedule following established procedures and schedules.

  • Demonstrate flexibility and agility to fit any future business needs.

  • Coordinate all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) aspects.

  • Work closely with the Operations, Safety, Engineering, Quality Operations and Value Stream Teams to ensure processes are executed with zero defects.

  • Alter schedule as needed to provide coverage for appropriate testing priority.

  • Coordinate the Tech transfer of processes and technologies to/from other internal or external API sites.

  • Support the talent development strategy at the Pfizer sites.

QualificationsEducation / Experience:
  • 5+ years of related experience and BS/BA in Chemical Engineering / Chemistry / related field.

  • 3+ years of related experience and MS Chemical Engineering / Chemistry / related field.

  • Language Skills: Effective written and oral communication.

  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Applications.

  • Physical Demands: Frequent time in the manufacturing area around equipment with moving parts, stair climbing, roof access.

  • Work Environment: Office environment, with frequent time in the manufacturing. Use of hearing and eye protection is required. Colleague must be willing to work off-shift and weekends when project demands require it.

  • Project execution: History of delivering implementing cost reductions/eliminations, and experience in leading investigations and/or unit-wide initiatives or program changes.

  • PSM: Experience in process hazard analysis, LOPA, and other process safety management review.

  • API manufacturing experience


  • Physical Demands: Frequent time in both manufacturing and office environments.

  • The manufacturing environment includes equipment with moving parts.

  • Must be able to perform gowning requirements for entry in the manufacturing areas.

  • Requires lifting, sitting, standing, walking, stair climbing and roof access. Must be available to support 24/7 - 365 operation.

  • Work Environment: Office environment, with frequent time in the manufacturing areas.

  • Possible exposure to high noise environments, solvents, and pharmaceutical ingredients.

  • Use of hearing and eye protection is required.

  • Must be available to support 24/7 - 365 operation.


  • Role supports a 24-hour production environment.

  • Primary responsibilities occur M-F during normal working hours.

  • Some off hour and holiday coverage may be required.

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: July 21, 2022

  • Eligible for Relocation Package

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

Relocation support available

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: 620977627-2
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2022
  • Recruiter: pfizer
  • Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent