24 Nov, 2021

Senior Process Engineer

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

Job Description


The role is to provide senior level engineering business partnership to the packaging and manufacturing operations leaders. The role will partner with operations, engineering, maintenance and reliability teams to drive overall Equipment and Process improvement and key strategic projects. The role must demonstrate ability to accomplish large and complex projects independently, provide engineering expertise and lead structured troubleshooting efforts of major equipment and process-related issues.  Analyzes process requirements and evaluates equipment and systems to ensure deliverables meet or exceed process specifications and packaging/manufacturing requirements.  Evaluates and recommends new process technologies that optimize performance, are cost effective, and will improve product quality and manufacturing processes.



  • Supports the production area throughput and efficiency by driving large scale projects and improvement programs. Will lead transformational change projects that cross functions and production lines.
  • Evaluate/monitor and identify downtime and root cause, Change Over and cleaning activities to meet the standard time.
  • Triage and lead RCA for equipment downtime and process failures on the shop floor.
  • Manage large and complex engineering projects in operations to include process and equipment redesign and new system implementation.
  • Drive and support Reliability improvement initiatives and lead TPM implementation. Will supervise Process Technologist roles.
  • Generate required documentation (Change Requests, Commissioning protocols, Plant Trial protocols, Work Orders) to implement process related actions as required.



  • BS in Engineering discipline (mechanical, electrical, industrial, chemical engineering, etc).  
  • 3+ years of experience in Manufacturing.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and manage complex/large engineering projects.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead technical shop-floor troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Position requires technical, safety and cGMP training.



  • MS in Engineering discipline.
  • 2+ years of experience in an Aseptic Manufacturing industry.
  • Experience directly leading the implementation of continuous improvement projects, Operational Excellence and TPM.



  • Sedentary work that requires occasional physical strength.
  • Role requires significant time standing in the shop floor and ability to dress in pharmaceutical PPE.




Role supports a 24/7 operation. Must be available to provide on-call support during weekends, holidays and after working hours.


Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: 11/30/21
  • Eligible for Relocation Package



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