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Senior Reliability Engineer


Andover, MA
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This position is accountable for maintenance and reliability engineering activities involving the design, installation, maintenance, and repair of utilities systems, buildings, and production and non-production equipment. This position develops and implements reliability methods to ensure safe operation and high equipment reliability/availability, cost effective maintenance, a continuous improvement culture, and regulatory compliance. These methods include work management best-practices, predictive technology deployment, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), equipment criticality analysis, and Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA).


Reliability Excellence:

+ Supports site Global Reliability Program (GRP) implementation, management, and execution;

+ Develops and maintains GRP strategy-related documents and reports;

+ Responsible for ranking and maintaining asset criticality;

+ Develops equipment maintenance plans based on Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and asset criticality. Equipment maintenance plans include both predictive and preventive maintenance tasks applied at the appropriate frequency;

+ Identifies and implements predictive maintenance technologies and oversees program effectiveness. Manages predictive maintenance equipment. Technologies include vibration analysis, infrared thermography, ultrasonic technology, oil analysis, and motor circuit analysis;

+ Conducts equipment maintenance evaluations to optimize maintenance strategy with regard to preventive and predictive maintenance tasks, overhaul/replacement tasks, and surveillance activities;

+ Provides technical analysis and trouble-shooting assistance for facility process, mechanical, and electrical systems;

+ Facilitates RCFA and ensures the root cause/causal factors are identified, corrective actions prescribed, and follow-up monitoring conducted as applicable, to determine effectiveness;

+ Supports GRP site audits on a periodic and as needed basis;

Standards/Design Review/Commissioning:

+ Assists developing SOPs and process operations for core Facilities Maintenance competencies;

+ With emphasis on equipment reliability, participates in the planning, design review, value management, and construction document development of new facilities and renovations;

+ Supports utility distribution, master planning, and business continuity planning;

+ Provides reliability maintenance input to project development to help create designs which minimize life-cycle costs;

+ Performs life-cycle financial modeling of developed technical solutions;

+ Constructs detailed technical proposals and draft bid documents as applicable;

+ Supports site design and construction standards for manufacturing assets, utility assets, and infrastructure assets;

+ Supports commissioning activities for all upgrade, renovation, and construction projects which may include, but is not limited to, PM job plans, reviews for maintainability, critical spares, documentation, etc;

+ Provides design comments and ongoing representation at job-meetings, scheduling equipment operation training by vendors, coordinating punch-list preparation and centralizing document turnover to major projects;

+ Provides a thorough review of all project turnover documentation for incorporation into the archives;


+ Provides technical and practical assistance to other departments, and provides training to less-experienced engineering personnel;

+ Keeps abreast of latest technical methods;

+ Applies sound engineering practices in all assignments;

+ Assures quality and consistency in technical documents/deliverables;

+ Conducts materials evaluation and selection programs to ensure proper materials are used;

+ Participates on various committees and sub-teams as assigned;

Participates in Site Global Operations emergency response and may be required for on-call rotation during emergency situations.


+ Minimum Bachelors of Science degree from accredited Institution in Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or appropriate scientific discipline.

+ Licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Plant Engineer, or Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional.

+ Minimum 10 years' engineering experience, including experience with mechanical design/testing, international quality standards, and recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices

+ Minimum 5 years' experience w/ predictive maintenance technologies including, but not limited to, vibration analysis, oil analysis, infrared thermography, ultra sound and motor current analysis

+ Minimum 5 years' experience w/ Root Cause Failure Analysis, Equipment Criticality Ranking, PM/PdM optimization, and/or Failure Modes and Effects Analysis

+ Strong knowledge and understanding of cGMP

+ 5-7years experience working in the Biologics or Biopharma industry desired

+ Demonstrated ability to upgrade or direct technical aspects of equipment design, installation, start-up, troubleshooting, and repair, or to obtain appropriate outside services to accomplish same

+ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

+ Ability to work independently with minimum self-direction

+ Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a cross-functional team environment

+ Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to actively lead and/or participate in fact based decision making and problem solving

+ Exceptions may be considered where relevant skills/experience and correct attitude and behaviors exist (this may be supplemented by further education in parallel).

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbents may be asked to perform other duties as required.


+ Ability to perform mathematical calculations

+ Ability to perform complex data analysis



**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.

**Other Job Details:**

+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: 4/16/2018** Eligible for Relocation Package - YesEligible for Employee Referral Bonus - Yes

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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