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Andover, MA
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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.

Provide engineering technical support related to the maintenance, installation, startup/commissioning, testing, and qualification of automation systems for process equipment and process related systems within a biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility. Also, provide some detailed engineering on change controls and limited functionality upgrades to existing systems.

The candidate requires working 2nd shift hours to support multiple manufacturing suites, production support areas, CIP systems, and Infrastructure support systems. The candidate should have the ability to troubleshoot multiple platform automation systems, with a focus on Allen-Bradley PLC's and Emerson DeltaV control systems. The candidate will work with maintenance technicians to help resolve automation related issues.

Job requirements may involve cell culture, harvest, or purification process equipment automation design, development of user requirement specification (URS), functional requirement specification (FRS) and configuration specification (CS). Also, the ability to support commissioning plans, validation/qualification documents, execution of commissioning plans, troubleshooting, executing the qualification activities, assisting maintenance, attending necessary meetings and maintaining specific training requirements. The position may require equipment maintenance history review, investigation and audit support.

A BS in chemical, mechanical, or electrical engineering or relevant discipline is suggested but is not a requirement. Candidates must have a minimum of 1 year of experience with automation of pharmaceutical process systems executing design, commissioning, and troubleshooting activities. They must have a working knowledge of cGMP type systems and practices. Computer skills, ability to work across functional areas such as operations, maintenance, and validation are required to provide appropriate support. Candidates should have Allen-Bradley PLC and HMI experience. Candidates should have experience with Emerson DeltaV and OSI Pi products. Candidates should have experience with GE iFix and iHistorian. Candidates should also be familiar with relational database such as SQL or Oracle. Candidates should also be familiar with automation networks, such as Ethernet, DH+, ControlNet, etc. Good communication skills, verbal and written, are required. The candidate is required to work on 2nd shift as defined by the shift schedule.

The candidate requires working 2nd shift hours.

The Schedules available shall be 1pm to 1am, 2 On 2 Off 3 On 3 Off repeat .... Or

M-F 5 days per week 3pm to midnight.

**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.

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+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: December 18, 2017**

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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