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Sr Manager, Engineering


Rochester, MI
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Sr. Mgr. Engineering & Maintenance leads a team of engineering and maintenance colleagues in the manufacturing of aseptic pharmaceutical products, including, but not limited to: utilities, corrective and preventive maintenances activities, troubleshooting, contractors, reliability program, storeroom operations, critical spares, work management, capital projects, facilities, etc.

Occupant demonstrates personal leadership, initiative, judgment and accountability in day-to-day work activities in addition to exhibiting strong planning/organizational skills. Must possess strong communication skills and demonstrate integrity and cooperation in working with diverse colleagues/groups.

This role will lead and oversee several engineering and maintenance functions all in support of the production of aseptic pharmaceutical products in compliance with cGMP requirements and the Occupational Health and Safety Act for a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility as part of a dedicated team bringing lifesaving penicillin treatments to our patients.

Will work collaboratively with all other supporting functions to develop and implement initiatives and solutions to ensure world class productions of medicines.


The essential duties for this position include but are not limited to:

+ Responsible for the direct supervision, performance, training, counseling and development of maintenance and engineering staff (Team Leaders, Engineers, Technicians, Enablers, etc. ) who have managerial / team leader responsibilities.

+ Oversees the maintenance and reliability programs, engineering, utilities operations and capital plan.

+ Responsible for effective leadership of assigned functions and performing as a member of the Site Leadership Team.

+ Support Maintenance Team Leaders and Reliability Engineer to develop and implement global reliability program, strategies, plans and tools at the site level.

+ As a member of the Site Leadership Team (SLT), the role will be expected to work with other SLT members in the execution of new business or any potential technical transfers or related projects. This will include providing technical oversight for these initiatives, supporting the site strategy and ensuring the entire engineering and maintenance department is fully aligned with Pfizer's, PGS and site goals.

+ Provides support, coaching and guidance to Maintenance Team leaders and Reliability Engineer in planning and executing shutdown activities.

+ Takes a tactical role on investigations and improvements partnering with operations, quality, supply, EH&S and other functions.

+ Establishes short-term performance goals, monitors results and makes timely adjustments to achieve delivery objectives. Make his/her team accountable of the overall engineering and maintenance department performance and behaviors.

+ Assures staff compliance with all procedures, current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations, and safety rules.

+ Oversees the development and maintenance of a safe manufacturing environment by fostering compliance with regulatory, plant and corporate policies. Assures that appropriate corrective actions are taken to eliminate hazardous conditions.

+ Oversees the planning, implementation, and documentation of projects that are intended to increase profitability, safety, or compliance, leading the group of Project managers to ensure the site capital plan execution on time and quality, based on site's priorities.

+ Helps to prepare, monitor and control site budget based on volume capacity, head count, and expenses.

+ Oversee the validation of equipment and critical systems to assure that the facility is maintained in a state of control with current regulations.

+ Promotes and emphasizes to all plant personnel adherence to safety practices and industry regulations. Considers impact of EPA, OSHA, & FDA on daily operations as well as proposed projects.

+ Assures short and long-range coordination of activities with emphasis on efficient utilization of manpower and resources.

+ Fosters a team atmosphere by encouraging employee suggestions and ideas for improvement, ensuring integration of the technicians' workforce in investigations, projects, decision making, proposals, etc.

+ It is an active member of the SLT and will work collaboratively with operations, quality, supply and EH&S to ensure manufacture of world class pharmaceuticals. Leadership skills required will require the ability to coach and mentor this role's direct reports for professional growth. The main leadership responsibilities will require excellent influential leadership abilities in order to get results from cross functional team members.

+ Provide solutions to a wide range of difficult/complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity, innovation, and creativity. May refer to precedents and policies. Able to gather, analyze and interpret information and identify cause and effect relationships. Solutions are imaginative, practical, thorough, and in line with organization objectives. Able to adapt and respond positively to situations and people in order to meet changing work unit priorities. Operates within established HR policies and basic colleague relations guidelines.


**Education:** Bachelor of Science degree from a Four-Year College or University in a technically related discipline (Engineering, Microbiology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, etc.). Minimum of 5 years of broadly based Pharmaceutical Manufacturing or Laboratory experience. Preferable three years directly related to Sterile Products Manufacturing. Master degree desired but not necessary.


+ Expertise in pharmaceutical maintenance with a strong understanding of maintenance practices and processes. Knowledge and understanding in reliability based maintenance concepts, and predictive technologies, utilities management and project management.

+ Minimum of five years' experience in pharmaceutical facilities and equipment.

+ Knowledge of GMP, OSHA and FDA regulations applicable to the pharmaceutical industry.

+ Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Excellent customer, stakeholder & OEM relationship management.

+ Previous leadership experience required with strong leadership and influencing capabilities at all levels of the organization.

+ Proven problem solving and project management skills. Independent thinker with strong organizational and analytical skills.

+ Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization.

+ Candidate must possess flexibility to respond to constantly changing conditions and priorities.

+ Strong personal motivation and aptitude for coaching, leading and managing individuals and teams.

+ An aptitude for understanding process technology and equipment, aseptic processing.

+ Extensive knowledge in processes related to production of sterile dosage forms in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Specific knowledge of aseptically filled syringes preferred. Knowledge of packaging operations and systems.

Have the technical ability to learn and direct maintenance and engineering processes, evaluate and understand problems, devise a technical solution and implement that solution via staff and procedural means.


This is a Penicillin site; the candidate must NOT be allergic to Penicillin.

Expected to spend majority of time on the shop floor, and in an office or meeting rooms. Will be trained in the appropriate gowning.

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear; and lift up to 25 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.

Collects and researches data; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; approaches problems objectively and systematically; draws accurate conclusions from complex information.


Job will require supporting the production schedule which includes certain level of availability on long days, weekends or alternative shifts.

At different times of the year, this position will work long hours for scheduled manufacturing shutdown periods and throughout the year may be required to work late with little notice as need arises when equipment is unexpectedly down.

This position will be on-call screening alarms and dispatching technicians 24/7 on a rotating schedule with other colleagues.

Aseptic gowning certification to be able to enter APA once in a while.

Limited 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**

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.

**Additional Offer Details:**

+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: 12/11/2017**

+ **This job is Pfizer Exempt US Grade: 014** Eligible for Relocation Package - 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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