Pfizer Manager Plant Professional/Engineer in Kalamazoo, Michigan


Provides technical expertise and operational support for B41 Drug Product operations and specifically the new Modular Aseptic Processing facility. Partners with shop floor colleagues and supervision to ensure smooth and efficient production of a diverse mix of products. Assists in equipment troubleshooting activities as needed.


• Identifies and implements cost savings ideas, specifically efficiency improvements and other projects that increase equipment capacity.

• Develops and validates manufacturing processes for drug products, taking into consideration problems inherent in the transfer of technology from research to production, from other sites, or within the site.

• Conducts tests and measurements throughout stages of production to determine control over applicable variables.

• Investigates deviations that occur on the manufacturing floor. Performs root-cause analysis and identifies appropriate, effective corrective actions. Implements corrective actions in conjunction with the appropriate enabling groups, i.e. engineering, maintenance, quality, validation, environmental health and safety.

• Leads technical improvement projects aimed at defect reduction, improved equipment reliability, and better equipment utilization.

• Serves as customer project manager on equipment purchases or improvements; interface closely with engineering to specify user requirements, review and approve drawings, define project scopes.

• Collaborates with and influences other enabling departments (Quality, Engineering, Maintenance, etc.) to assure initiatives are successful.

• Provides concise and thorough updates on initiatives to site leadership.

• Mentor senior level colleagues inside and outside of department.


  • Bachelor of Science or Arts degree in a technical field such as Electrical, Mechanical or Computer Engineering with minimum 10 years experience or

  • Master's Degree in a technical field such as Electrical, Mechanical or Computer Engineering with minimum 3 years' experience.

  • Pharmaceutical or manufacturing experience and strong, demonstrated technical skills exhibited in a cGMP environment are requirements. Specific knowledge of and experience with Drug Product processing and equipment is highly desirable.


  • Job will include standing, walking, and sitting. Occasional lifting may be required.

  • Aseptic gowning training may be required. Job may also require occasional weekend/evening work supporting a 24-hour/7 day operation.


  • Up to 25% domestic and/or international travel.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

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Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: October 22, 2018

  • Additional Location Information: Kalamazoo MI

  • Eligible for Relocation Package

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.