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Associate Maintenance Engineer


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Job Title Associate Maintenance Engineer

JobID 1047975-1852

Location: Kalamazoo, MI

Description *About Pfizer*

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

*Role Description*

The Maintenance Engineer (ME) functions as part of an integrated team to provide Maintenance and Engineering support to on-going Drug Product (DP) operation areas of the Kalamazoo, MI plant. This position works directly with the area Maintenance Team Leader and is integrated with the team of craftsmen and enablers who support that same operating area of responsibility. General responsibilities are to provide the technical program leadership and implementation activities to maximize the maintenance-related uptime and operating efficiencies of equipment and facility assets. The ME is also responsible for optimizing Preventative Maintenance (PM) strategies and for updating the associated planning and tracking systems. This position interacts extensively with the Operations Area in a business partner arrangement to achieve mutual production and uptime goals. The Maintenance Engineer also functions as an integral team member and Subject Matter Expert to support Capital Project upgrades in the area of responsibility.


Specific functions include the following:*Works closely with maintenance team, operations and Reliability Engineering to target maintainability issues, lower maintenance costs, and implement improvements.*Establishes the initial Preventive Maintenance / Calibration activities for equipment / instruments that are in accordance with the guidelines and specifications for that particular equipment / instrument class.*Extends, deactivates, and/or updates PM and Calibration activities through utilization of the PM / Calibration Optimization and Rationalization Program processes. *Selects the initial Maintenance Strategy for new equipment and provides updates to keep the strategy current.*Implements equipment reliability plans by ensuring job plans and tasks are established (Preventative Maintenance (PM), Predictive Maintenance (PdM), Calibrations, etc.).*Updates equipment reliability plans based upon Root Cause Failure Analysis results to further reduce the number of failures and minimize the effects of failures that do occur.*Performs root cause failure analysis of equipment deficiencies, develops, changes, and/or initiates maintenance activities such as PM, Condition Based Monitoring (CBM), lubrication programs, calibration, training, and spare parts strategies to improve performance and equipment availability.*Based on investigation results, develops design modification projects to improve performance and initiates work orders or capital projects to complete.*Provides input and oversight to equipment engineering standards. *Provide maintenance engineering input to Capital Project Engineering through equipment selection review, PM / Calibration activity development, spare parts needs, and training requirements.*Develops and implements plant safety improvements in their area of responsibility


*Education: Engineering Degree (BS or MS), from an Accredited Institution*Experience: 0 - 4 years related Maintenance Engineering, Project Engineering, Plant Engineering and/or training associated with pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment and systems.*Certificates, Licenses or Registrations: Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) (or equivalent) desired, but not required*Language Skills: Excellent English reading, writing, speaking and communication skills requiredPHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS The work environment ranges from office, to plant, to Maintenance shop. Colleague is frequently exposed to airborne particles and must work near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Use of hearing, eye, hand and foot protection is required. Personal Protective Equipment applicable to the task must be worn at all times and is a condition of employment.NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS Occasional travel may be required (<5% of time). Work outside of normal hours may be required on an infrequent basis to support annual shutdowns or significant production interruptions.

*EEO & Employment Eligibility*

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

*Associate Maintenance Engineer*
*Kalamazoo, Michigan*

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