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Job Title EMS Specialist (1st Shift)

JobID 1617448

Location: Kalamazoo, MI

Description **ROLE SUMMARY**

Candidate will demonstrate both personal & professional leadership, initiative, judgment

and accountability in day-to-day work activities in addition to exhibiting strong

planning/organizational skills. Must possess strong communication skills and demonstrate

integrity and cooperation in working with diverse colleagues/groups.


To monitor and analyze DP manufacturing facility Environmental Monitoring System (EMS) data. To maintain proper control of GMP facility with regard to EMS and facility issues.

Assure environmental control in the DP facilities in adherence to cGMP requirements, Quality Standards, SOP's and other regulatory requirements.

Work responsibly, safely, with oversight of leadership.

Strong teamwork and technical skills required. Will troubleshoot and solve problems with processes of equipment already in operation. Requires understanding of compliance, pharmaceutical, pharmacological, biological, and microbiological factors.

Responsible for identifying and implementing efficiency, safety, quality and cost improvements on equipment and processes. Possesses the ability to critically analyze

processes for trends, root cause failures, and investigations of day to day operations. Requires developing strategies and systems to improve.

Ability to work in cross-functional teams with focus on deliverables, timelines, and meeting customer expectations and requirements.

Understanding and application of industry, functional and Pfizer-specific principles, theories.

The EMS Specialist position supports multiple DP operating teams that operate in Grades A,B,C, D, and Non- Classified areas. Serves as support to all for Environmental Monitoring System (EMS) and facility related issues. Develops and conducts periodic audits of aseptic practices and behaviors in aseptic environments in collaboration with Operations personnel and Quality enablers. Supports the development and implementation of training programs, curricula, procedures and pertinent documents to address the skills & behaviors required to ensure that the aseptic area(s) operate in compliance.

Serves as ongoing technical resource to the DP areas, overseeing that production lots are manufactured under required environmental conditions and practices as well as EHS and/or GMP requirements. Provides/assists in training as necessary, presents information to large groups in some cases. Works within the site change control systems to update compliance documents. Gathers, collects, and records data. Suggests/drives improvements in systems, equipment, and processes to improve compliance and/or efficiency.

Colleague must also demonstrate proficiency in the generation and approval of training programs and documentation specific to their discipline, including SOPs, records, training documents, curricula. Ensures documentation is kept up to date and is updated within required periodic review requirements.

Colleagues will be assigned to support DP in B41. (Weekend, Holiday, and Overtime hours will be required to meet business or customer needs).


The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years or related experience and/or a BS degree in an Engineering or Science discipline, or a HS diploma (equivalent) and 5+ years related experience in pharmaceutical operations.

An aptitude for understanding process technology and

equipment, aseptic processing, proven leadership ability, decision making ability, and excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization.

Candidate must possess flexibility to respond to constantly

changing conditions and priorities.


Expected to spend majority of time on the shop floor, and be trained in the appropriate gowning.

Weekends and Holidays may be required.


**Job will require weekend/alternative shifts supporting a 24-hour/7 day operation** .

**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.


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.

**Additional Offer Details:**

+ Last Date to Apply for Job: October 30, 2017

+ This job is Pfizer/Exempt (US/PR) Grade: 002

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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