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Manager, Automation Engineer


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Job Title Manager, Automation Engineer

JobID 1047628-1852

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 mission of Process Automation is to provide highly effective automation, information collection and reporting, and manufacturing workflow solutions for the Pfizer Global Supply (PGS) Kalamazoo facility. Major systems include Delta V Distributed control systems, an assortment of programmable logic controllers including Rockwell and Siemens, the Aspen process data archive, VMWare ESXi, and Wonderware SCADA systems.


Provide highly effective automation to Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) Process systems. Also, provide information collection and reporting, and manufacturing workflow solutions for the Pfizer Global Supply (PGS) Kalamazoo facility. Participate in the design, development, deployment, integration and maintenance of control systems. Support Sterile API manufacturing projects, needs, goals and objectives to include all capital expansions as well as daily optimization of manufacturing and business processes. Deliver 24x7 troubleshooting and maintenance support for all systems.Responsibilities include:*GMP verification protocol generation and execution*development of new and follow existing standard operating procedures and programming guidelines*design, develop, deploy and test our automated processes, systems and equipment.*identify, design and implement new technologies.*lead the specification and procurement of new highly automated manufacturing equipment*provide 24x7x365 support of our automation systems *Be recognized as expert with site's production and control system needs*generate and develop system support documentation*clearly communicate progress and issues to peers*Assist in training and mentoring site Automation Technicians, Automation Engineers and other operations personnel*Monitor and trend issues to identify and develop preventative solutions


Education:Bachelor of Science degree in a technical field Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent work experience. Ten or more years of Automation Engineering experienceTechnical:Knowledge about Delta V systems, Rockwell and/or Siemens PLC systems.Knowledge about Wonderware SCADA systems, Aspen data historian, VMWare, electrical/mechanical devices and other software applications are a plus but not required. The ability to perform or oversee the installation, commissioning, validation and maintenance of integrated control systems throughout the facility. The ideal candidate should have background in cGMP regulations and the practical application of those regulations to control systems. PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Office and plant environment. Keyboarding, lifting, standing, bending, walking.Light travel, weekend and off hours work.NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS Weekend and off hours work required, some overtime. Supporting 24/7 operation - on call coverage.Adhere to safe work practicesSome travel (including international) required (Approx. 5% of time)

*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.

*Manager, Automation Engineer*
*Kalamazoo, Michigan*

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