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Manager Maintenance Engineer (Instrumentation, Controls, Electrical)


Kalamazoo, MI
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The Maintenance Engineer (ME) Instrumentation, Controls, Electrical (ME I&C) functions as part of an integrated team providing daily Maintenance and Engineering support to on-going Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) operation areas of the Kalamazoo, MI plant. This position works directly with the area Maintenance Team Leader and is integrated with the team of craftsmen and enablers who support that same operating area of responsibility. General responsibilities are to provide the technical program leadership and implementation activities to maximize the maintenance-related uptime and operating efficiencies of equipment and facility assets. The ME I&C is also responsible for optimizing Preventative Maintenance (PM) strategies and for updating the associated planning and tracking systems. This position interacts extensively with the Operations Area in a business partner arrangement to achieve mutual production and uptime goals. The ME I&C also functions as an integral team member and Subject Matter Expert to support Capital Project upgrades in the area of responsibility. While this position is mainly focused on and responsible for the areas of Instrumentation, Controls and Electrical, some support of mechanical equipment is also necessary.


+ Works closely with maintenance team, operations and Reliability Engineering to target maintainability issues, lower maintenance costs, and implement improvements.

+ Establishes the initial Preventive Maintenance / Calibration activities for instruments and equipment in accordance with the guidelines and specifications for that particular instrument / equipment class.

+ Extends, deactivates, and/or updates PM and Calibration activities through utilization of the PM / Calibration Optimization and Rationalization Program processes.

+ Selects the initial Maintenance Strategy for new instrumentation and equipment and provides updates to keep the strategy current.

+ Implements reliability plans by ensuring job plans and tasks are established (Preventative Maintenance (PM), Predictive Maintenance (PdM), Calibrations, etc.).

+ Updates reliability plans based upon Root Cause Failure Analysis results to further reduce the number of failures and minimize the effects of failures that do occur.

+ Performs root cause failure analysis of instrument and equipment deficiencies, develops, changes, and/or initiates maintenance activities such as PM, Condition Based Monitoring (CBM), calibration, training, and spare parts strategies to improve performance and up time.

+ Develops design modification projects to improve performance and initiates work orders or capital projects to complete.

+ Provides input and oversight to Instrumentation engineering standards.

+ Provides maintenance engineering input to Capital Projects through equipment selection review, PM / Calibration activity development, spare parts needs, and training requirements.

+ Develops and implements plant safety improvements in their area of responsibility


+ Education: Engineering Degree (BS or MS), from an Accredited Institution

+ Experience: Preferred candidate will have nine or more years of related experience in Maintenance Engineering, Project/Design Engineering or Plant Engineering with a significant focus on Instrumentation & Control / Electrical. Pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment and systems experience is preferred, but not a requirement (Position Title & Grade dependent upon relevant qualifications & experience)

+ Certificates, Licenses or Registrations: Certifications or experience with Hazardous Area Classifications, Intrinsically Safe Devices, NFPA 70A (NEC) desired, but not required. Knowledge of cGMP principles and requirements is preferred, but not required.

+ Language Skills: Excellent English reading, writing, speaking and communication skills required

+ Experience and understanding of industry, equipment and technology principles, theories and practices. Knowledge and experience with leadership principles and continuous improvement change implementation.

+ Experience with Life Cycle Cost Modeling, Equipment Criticality Ranking, FMEA, PM/PdM Optimization, and Root Cause Failure Analysis.

+ Knowledge of Reliability Based Maintenance programs such as RCM and TPM.


The work environment ranges from office, to plant, to Maintenance shop. Colleague is frequently exposed to the potential for airborne particles and must work near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment can be loud. Use of hearing, eye, hand and foot protection is required. Personal Protective Equipment applicable to the task must be worn at all times and is a condition of employment.


Occasional travel may be required (

**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**

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+ **Last Date to Apply for Job:** January 19, 2018

+ Eligible for Relocation Package

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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