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Mgr API Manufacturing Engineer


Kalamazoo, MI
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Analyzes / designs sequence of operations and work flow to improve the company's production facilities within regulations and GMP guidelines. Activities may include process monitoring, safety and environmental improvements, troubleshooting, process reliability improvements, validation, and technology transfers. May establish or assist in establishing accident prevention measures and may train personnel concerning all phases of production operations. Conducts studies pertaining to cost control, cost reduction, inventory control, and production record systems. On the basis of these studies, develops and implements plans and programs for facility modifications and revisions to operating methods. May assist project managers or engineers in the planning and design of facilities.


**Functional/Technical Knowledge:** Apply extensive industry, functional and Pfizer-specific principles, theories, concepts and practices to improve unit and site operations. Have full knowledge of the requirements of other related disciplines. Demonstrate skills in leading, planning, and developing successful business processes/business units.

**Problem Solving and Innovation:** Develop and apply solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity, innovation, and creativity on a unit level. Contribute to improving site level operations. Able to gather, analyze, interpret, relate and compare information from multiple sources and identify cause and effect relationships. Ensure solutions are consistent with organizational objectives. Able to adapt and respond positively to a variety of situations and people in order to meet changing departmental priorities. Operate within established HR policies and guidelines. Focus on improving operations.

**Discretion, Latitude, Level of Independence:** Work is performed with minimal direction. Exercise some latitude in determining colleagues and unit objectives of assignments in the unit. Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long- term perspective for desired results. Assist in developing and supporting policies & procedures that affect colleagues. Recommend changes to operating policies.

**Impact and Organizational Contribution:** Guide the successful completion of major programs and may be in a team or project leadership role. Contribute to achievement of team, plant and/or global goals. Ensure that projects are completed on schedule and within budget. Erroneous decisions or recommendations or failure to complete assignments would normally result in serious delays to assigned projects resulting in considerable expenditure of more resources. Monitor and manage the efforts of colleagues to achieve delivery of short-term to mid-term goals. Lead and motivate others, generating commitment and a shared sense of purpose. Empower others to contribute their best.

**Teamwork/Influence:** Represent the organization as the contact on projects. Interact with internal and/or external personnel on matters often requiring coordination between organizations. Contact internal personnel and outside customer representatives at various management levels concerning operations or scheduling of specific phases of projects or contracts. Conduct briefings and participate in technical meetings for internal and external representatives concerning specific operations. Active involvement in daily operations. Represent the department on specific intra-Pfizer projects. Assist in training less experienced team members. Accomplish daily operational tasks mainly through colleagues.

**Time Span of Work:** Projects and tasks covering short-term (1 to 3 months) to mid-term (3 to 6 months) deliverables; Work measured at milestones.


+ **Education / Experience:** 9+ years of related experience and BS / MS Chemical Engineering or related field

+ **Language Skills:** Effective written and oral communication

+ **Computer Skills:** Microsoft Applications


+ none


+ **Physical Demands:** Frequent time in the manufacturing area around equipment with moving parts, stair climbing, roof access.

+ **Work Environment:** Use of hearing and eye protection is required.


+ Colleague must be willing to work off-shift and weekends as needed to support 24/7 production environment.

**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: 05/09/2018**

+ 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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