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Pfizer


Location:
Carlisle, PA 17013
Date:
01/30/2018
2018-01-302018-03-02
Pfizer
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Job Details

**ROLE SUMMARY**







Plan multiple projects independently. Perform function to provide controls/automation technical support, management and execution of small to medium projects/assignments from initial concept to final closeout. Specify, design and install simple process control systems in direct support of commercial and clinical manufacturing operations. Responsible for troubleshooting and problem solving manufacturing operations control systems/automation/instrumentation issues. Contribute substantially to the interpretation of results and the design of subsequent activities. Apply originality to modify techniques. These activities are done under periodic supervision.







Lead and participate in planning and execution of work requiring judgment, analysis and investigation on assigned or called upon tasks and / or issues. Perform work with number of complex variables devising new approaches to the problems found. Develop and implement financially feasible solutions according to the resources available.







Develop and apply advanced theories, methods and research techniques to the investigation and resolution of complex technical problems; implement large cost reduction and process / systems / equipment projects. Develop processes that lead to shortened cycle time and makes major impact on operational decisions. Is assigned to problems which require unique troubleshooting, design and /or research approaches and is routinely called on to resolve troubleshooting problems on the Site.







**ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES**



In order of importance, indicate the primary responsibilities critical to the performance of the role. It is recommended not to list actual tasks but focus on 5-8 essential responsibilities that highlight accountability and level of judgment required.







**Accountability**



**Supporting Activities**



**%Time on this activity**



**Project Execution**



Concurrently lead and execute medium to high level control systems projects/assignments in the support of site operations. Including but not limited to the selection of new control system equipment and instrumentation for capital projects assuring selected control systems meet all regulatory requirements including but not limited to 21 CFR Part 11 and all instrumentation is correct for the intended. Provide project management guidance and business tools, utilizing a systematic approach to project execution. Prepare management reports and presentations.



20



**Process & System Specification**



Specify, design and install simple process control systems in direct support of commercial and clinical manufacturing operations. Define simple process control systems requirements on capital projects including participating in the creation of appropriate documentation (Software Test Plans, User Requirements, System Design Document)



20



**Troubleshooting and Process Improvement**



Troubleshoot and resolve manufacturing operations control systems/automation/ instrumentation issues. Diagnose technical issues and provide recommendations/solutions for corrective actions. Follow established Quality control systems (ie **-** Change Control System, CCR system, etc.) Review changes and assure appropriate documentation (Software Test Plans, User Requirements, System Design Document) are developed and on file.



20



**Financial Management and Scheduling**



Prepare medium to large scale project estimates for design, equipment, installation, labor, materials, and other related costs. Work with Purchasing to prepare bid packages for construction and facilities expansion. Prepare project forecasts and schedules and tracks costs. Participate in site capital planning process.



10



**System Administration**



Serve as system administrator for simple to moderate process control systems. Support the evaluation of process control changes to determine whether changes would qualify as capitol projects or require software changes.



10



**Operation Support**



Provide moderate technical assistance to site operating groups through investigations, control system assessments, and design support. Support the development of operational procedures for manufacturing / operations equipment and / or systems.



10



**Maintenance Support**



Support the development of Standard Operating Procedures for process control systems including fault tolerance, back-up, and recovery procedures. Support the development and maintain a library for vendor application software, historical data storage, back-up custom software application, and required hardware needed for troubleshooting and maintenance. Support the selection of new control system equipment for projects that meet all regulatory requirements including but not limited to 21 CFR Part 11.



10



**Technical Competencies**



Apply technical knowledge of the operation, troubleshooting, programming, and configuration of the process control systems and their connections to the following plant electrical, instrumentation, and manufacturing systems: motor control centers, E-power generator, variable speed drives, instrumentation, circuit breakers, loop controllers, HVAC controls, and related electrical/electronic equipment and devices.



constant



**Quality Compliance**



Apply GMP principles within the workplace. Incorporate cGMP and regulatory compliance into all assigned project scopes, design and construction activities.



Constant



**Safety**



Promote safety within the workplace by following site safety procedures. Incorporate safety into all assigned capital projects. Participate in HAZOP Operational Readiness Reviews as appropriate. Reviews and/or assists to develop Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) for automatic equipment and provides recommendations.



Constant







**QUALIFICATIONS**







Experience:



BS in engineering and +4 years or MS and +2 years with experience on Automation Engineering (Maintenance and/or Projects) including but not limited to PLC's, HMI's, DCS, Historians, Industrial Data Networks, Instrumentation and related hardware.



Knowledge of GMP, OSHA, FDA, and environmental regulations applicable to the pharmaceutical Industry.



Experience on supervising contractors including but not limited to project engineers, software developers, system integrators, design and/or validation personnel, etc.



Have multi-platform experience, advanced PLC programming and troubleshooting, network configurations, advanced SCADA, Project Management



Hands on experience with process controls equipment including PLCs, DCSs, HMIs, SCADA systems, SQL relational database systems, and Network Hubs including design and debugging skills. Hands on experience with Windows Servers hardware and Microsoft Windows applications.



Hands on experience with communication protocols including but not limited to RS-485, RS-232, Ethernet, and Data Highway Plus, Control Net, Modbus, Device Net



Demonstrated technical problem solving ability







OTHER REQUIREMENTS:







+ Technical Skills



+ Traveling is required to the other PGM regions (occasionally) as needed







Competencies:







+ Business Acumen



+ Managing multiple priorities



+ Communication skills



+ Negotiation skills



+ Leadership



+ Innovation and creativity







+ Strategic Thinking and problem solving







**PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS**







Demonstrate knowledge in GMP, environmental, health and safety procedures to assure regulatory, policies and/or guidelines compliance. Observe and notify any risk situation for the environment, health or safety. Assure that all energy conservation initiatives comply with all regulatory agency requirements.







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



Must be willing to travel as per business needs.







* This role is Pfizer U.S. Exempt Grade 007







**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: February 9, 2018.







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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