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Associate Manufacturing Scientist

Pfizer


Location:
Sanford, NC
Date:
09/22/2017
2017-09-222017-10-21
Job Code:
1612656
Pfizer
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Job Title Associate Manufacturing Scientist

JobID 1612656

Location: Sanford, NC

Description **ROLE SUMMARY**

The incumbent will be knowledgeable of process equipment and systems, manufacturing operations, and automation control (PLC, Delta V, etc) and their primary responsibility will be to plan for and execute process and equipment operation activities during manufacturing operations. The incumbent will assist with production planning and provide / support coordinating production activities across applicable disciplines in Fermentation, Media Prep, Purification, Buffer Prep, Process Support, and Chemistry working with the Management, Leads/Coordinators, and Process Engineers. The incumbent will p rovide training for operational qualifications and assist the Production Supervisor and Process Engineer in assuring all personnel are appropriately trained for the applicable tasks.

The incumbent provides process execution and equipment operational activities in support of cGMP commercial and /or clinical manufacturing. Provides organizing role to ensure appropriate scheduling of activities and ensure production supplies are available for the day's operations. The incumbent works directly with Management, Leads/Coordinators and Process Engineers in the resolution of issues for Bioprocessing Technicians to fulfill manufacturing requirements during the shift of operation.

Conducts all activities that are in accordance with Company policies & SOPs, Pfizer Values, & global regulatory guidelines (including cGMP/cGLP/cGCP), environmental guidelines, as appropriate, etc. Advise management of non-conformance issues and opportunities for continuous improvement.



**ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES**

The incumbent is a skilled manufacturing technician/operator with knowledge of microbial Fermentation, Purification, Process Support, and Chemistry processes in the production of microbial vaccines and bulk intermediates. The incumbent is knowledgeable of required processing unit operations and control systems needed for operations. The incumbent works as part of the production team by providing leadership which may include leading an area or limited number of colleagues in tasks and provide recommendations of technical input to Management. The incumbent performs scientific and operational tasks related to commercial and/or clinical manufacturing. The incumbent will work in support of 24 hour operations - working in various shifts. Job responsibilities include:



+ This position can act as production area specific shift lead working in a team environment with Bioprocessing Technicians to execute processing and operational activities in support of manufacturing. Requires detailed knowledge of the operational aspects for Fermentation, Media and Buffer Prep, Purification, and Chemistry processing to organize daily functions and work in concert with Bioprocessing Technicians in executing those functions in a safe, compliant, and efficient manner to maintain production schedules. Must be able to make recommendations to changes in the schedule and recommendations to re-direct activities as necessary to minimize impact to quality, compliance and timelines.

+ In addition to processing, cleaning, and operating major process equipment (tanks, fermentors, ultrafiltration units, centrifuges, column, etc.), job duties also include routine production preparation tasks such as preparing production glassware and other equipment by operating industrial washers and autoclaves, use calibrated scales to weigh out dry components and use graduated cylinders and flasks to measure liquids. Also, performs laboratory activities such as: performing sample dilutions, pH, and conductivity readings.

+ Requires understanding of scientific principles, operational aspects of production equipment, automation control systems, processing requirements and any related procedural requirements with emphasis on microbial fermentation / purification processing.

+ Capable of detecting technical problems and collaborating with the appropriate colleagues for resolution. Ability to collect and assemble applicable, vital information for recommendations to Production Supervisors and/or Manufacturing Process Engineers to assist in troubleshooting and decision making.



Requires understanding of continous improvement (CI) processes. Ability to use CI boards and provide input. Knowledgable with 5S process and have the ability to maintain 5S standards within the manufacturing areas.



**QUALIFICATIONS**

Bachelor's Degree in science related field of study - with no industry experience

Associates Degree in science related field of study - minimum of 2 years experience in a FDA regulated industry.

High School Diploma - minimum of 4 years of experience in a FDA regulated industry.

Experience within the biopharmaceutical industry, including knowledge and experience with relevant biopharmaceutical unit operations and/or laboratory operations. Experience should include operational and troubleshooting skills for biopharmaceutical processing equipment and/or analytical instrumentation. Preferred knowledge of operational aspects for Fermentation, Media and Buffer Prep, Purification, and Chemistry processing.



**PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS**

Moderate repetitive standing, sitting, bending, ladder climbing, pushing and lifting (up to 40lbs) required on a daily basis.

Ability to perform mathematical calculations and learn new processes.



**NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS**

24/7 (12 hours) and 24/5 (8 hours) rotating shifts with overtime



**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.

**Sunshine Act**

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.



+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: 21 September, 2017**

+ **This job is (Pfizer) (Exempt) (US/PR) Grade: 002** Eligible for Relocation Package



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 bio-pharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.



Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.


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