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Sr Associate Metrologist


Kalamazoo, MI
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Job Details

A position within Pfizer Global Supply Center function providing GMP compliant services to a number of different functional groups within Quality Operations. The applicant must have awareness of cGMPs, good lab practices and good housekeeping practices. There must be demonstrated experience with compliance to procedures.

The Metrologist:

- performs and/or oversees vendor performed validation, qualification, calibration and preventative maintenance on laboratory instrumentation used for GMP activities

- generates documentation in support of these activities and develops and enhances systems for laboratory support

- troubleshoots equipment and makes recommendations to Laboratory Team Leaders and Analysts

- performs unscheduled service on laboratory equipment

- performs temperature/humidity verifications on constant temperature enclosures

- schedules and manages calibration/maintenance service contracts with outside vendors

- obtains procedures and training records from outside vendors

- maintains calibration records and files on a timely basis

- updates and maintains calibration database

- maintains and develops calibration procedures as required for new and existing instruments per manufacturing


- participates and contributes on group engagement teams to evaluate and recommend improvements to equipment and general laboratory process (e.g. 5S, Lean Lab, and Safety Committee)

- participates and contributes on cost reduction initiatives to the site calibration program

- Supports SLS with import/export activities

**Expected Qualifications & Skills:**

Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or similar technical field, 5-8 years of related experience and/or advanced degree (e.g. M.S.) in a related field. Strong written and oral communication skills Demonstrated computer literacy in Microsoft Office or equivalent programs, familiarity with document management systems and databases Familiarity with GMPs and applicable regulations, guidelines (e.g. CFR, EMA and ICH publications) and standard operating procedures Ability to work independently and effectively in a team environment with colleagues of diverse backgrounds Ability to complete work within reasonable timelines and to a high quality standard Ability to commit to the Pfizer Values & work in a regulated environment

Experience with MS Word, MS Excel, QTS, Calibration database and PDOCS as well as a demonstrated ability to learn and master new applications software is desired

**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:** 2/23/18

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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