12 Apr, 2021

Senior Process Engineer

  • Pfizer
  • McPherson, KS, USA
Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

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 Pfizer's manufacturing division and support production, business, and other processes in a team-based environment. You will be performing activities in a variety of cross-functional areas, including support of production planning and control, total quality management, systems, manufacturing, equipment and facilities engineering, material management, and process reengineering.


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

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

  • 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.
  • Identify, execute and support continuous improvement opportunities and projects.
  • Perform lab qualification work & technical justification for new raw materials.
  • Provide Subject Matter Expert support during major investigations.
  • Trouble-shoot and provide sustainable solutions for root-cause processing and safety problems.
  • Support plant process change overs and plant clean ups.
  • Effectively use the site business processes to support production e.g. change control, deviations, six sigma method investigations, etc.
  • Ensure alignment between the process, the plant, the automation and process operators to run processes per Process Safety and Product Quality attributes and share best practices with teams.
  • Adhere to appropriate levels of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).
  • Responsible for product knowledge management during tech transfer into the site and during manufacturing campaigns.
  • Use computer-based modelling, simulation and analysis to look for improvement opportunities and to analyze problems.
  • Work to implement a culture of Right-First Time through partnerships with Operations and provide leadership in the use of Operational Excellence (OE) principles to optimize our technical and business processes.




  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or science degree with 3+ years of experience supporting manufacturing operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical solutions for complex problems through product and process knowledge.
  • Good understanding of process manufacturing/ computer systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead change and strong collaborative skills.
  • Proactive and effective communication within and across shifts.
  • Excellent mentoring and interpersonal skills.



  • Master's degree in Engineering.
  • Relevant pharmaceutical industry experience.
  • Experience in a GMP regulated environment.


Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: April 25, 2021
  • Eligible for Relocation Package: NO





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