09 Feb, 2021

Senior Process Engineer

  • Pfizer
  • Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description


Provides technical expertise and operational support for B41 Injectables operation, with focus upon the Covid vaccine filling/formulation operations.   Partners with shop floor colleagues and supervision to ensure smooth and efficient production of a diverse mix of human and animal health injectable products.  Assists in equipment troubleshooting activities as needed. 


Note that there are three open positions: two within the Covid Vaccine Filling Organization and one within the Covid Vaccine Formulation Organization. Successful candidates will be selected based on skillsets, capabilities, and colleague preference.



  • Identifies and implements cost savings ideas, specifically area 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.
  • Successful candidate must be familiar with tools and techniques required to manage large scale complex projects through multi-disciplinary teams.



  • BA/BS plus a minimum of 4 years’ experience or MBA/MS plus a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a science or engineering related field



Pharmaceutical or manufacturing experience and strong, demonstrated project management 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. 



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

Relocation support available



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EEO & Employment Eligibility

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