19 Apr, 2022

Associate Process Engineer

  • Pfizer
  • Rocky Mount, NC, USA
Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals Chemicals

Job Description

Why Patients Need You

Whether you are involved in the design and development of manufacturing processes for products or supporting maintenance and reliability, engineering is vital to making sure customers and patients have the medicines they need, when they need them. Working with our innovative engineering team, you'll help bring medicines to the world even faster by imagining what’s possible and taking action.

 

What You Will Achieve

The Associate Process Engineer is responsible for executing activities planned by Process Engineering. This individual ensures all Process Engineering documentation deliverables are generated and may be asked to support development of new processes and support continuous improvement of existing processes. This individual will support coordination of work including but not limited to coordination of personnel activities and documentation. The Associate Process Engineer supports daily manufacturing processes by troubleshooting equipment or process issues, investigational analysis, and/or continuous improvement/corrective action initiatives. Supports Data Integrity (DI)initiatives and maintenance of DI compliance associated with manufacturing processes and controls.

 

How You Will Achieve It

  • Manage day to day work to ensure timely completion of activities – drive improvement and performance.
  • Responsible for organizing studies and/or test runs and manufacturing engineering support.
  • Direct daily support of process issues related to site manufacturing systems.
  • Perform data collection and analysis in support of process development, troubleshooting, investigations, etc…
  • Identify process improvements and implement.
  • Executes tasks assigned by Process Engineering Manager or Engineering Lead.
  • Organizes testing associated with the development of process and the support of new product introductions/tech transfers.
  • Works closely with site tech. services to develop and confirm Critical and Key Process Parameters needed for Equipment and processes.
  • Contribute to Project Technical Teams, communicate and collaborate effectively to ensure effective interactions with all stakeholder groups.
  • Draft technical/engineering studies, writes technical reports summarizing study results and generates necessary data to support process development for new equipment, process changes, commodity changes and/or investigation/CAPA support.
  • Support site technical assessments (i.e., alarm, risk, engineering).
  • Completes change management and implementation for changes to the manufacturing processes and associated systems.
  • Supports deviations that occur on the manufacturing floor as well as 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, operations, EHS, etc. 
  • Supports technical improvement projects aimed at defect reduction, improved equipment reliability, and better equipment utilization.
  • Collaborates with other enabling departments (Quality, Engineering, Maintenance, etc.) to assure initiatives are successful.

 

Qualifications

 

Must-Have

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering field with 0-2 years of pharmaceutical industry engineering  experience required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Technical understanding of mechanical and electro-mechanical systems
  • Must be self-motivated and work with minimum direction
  • Good interpersonal effectiveness and communication skills (written and oral) are required in order to interface across cross functional teams, both technical and non-technical.
  • An aptitude for understanding process technology and equipment, decision making ability, and excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Candidate must possess flexibility to respond to changing conditions and priorities.

 

Nice-to-Have

  • Understanding of automation systems/applications a plus.

 

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Remains organized & positive in ambiguous and fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities, meeting deadlines, and working well under pressure.
  • Ability to process complex information and make recommendations with incomplete data set
  • Ability to adjust work schedule to meet business needs – overtime, off shift, weekends.
  • Able to stand for extended hours for test runs and performance monitoring of processes – will include working within special gowning for cleanroom access
  • Able to climb ladders/steps
  • Able to lift items of 25lbs
  • Capable of data analysis using statistical tools/graphing
  • Strategic thinker for issue resolution

 

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Pfizer operates 24/7 across most of the business units. Employee must have the ability to work extended hours, holidays and/or weekends as needed. Limited travel may be required to support OEM equipment design reviews and/or Factory Acceptance Testing of new equipment.

 

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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.

 

 

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