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Sr Manufacturing Engineer (TPM Leader)


Kalamazoo, MI
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Provides technical expertise and operational support across Drug Product (DP) Operations areas. The primary focus for this position is to develop, implement, maintain and continuously improve a Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) program to support the Integrated Manufacturing Excellence (IMEx) initiative. Partners with shop floor, maintenance and reliability colleagues as well as leadership to ensure smooth and efficient production of a diverse mix of pharmaceutical products. Assists in equipment reliability, process optimization, and troubleshooting activities to drive process improvements as needed. Responsibilities or influence will extend across all IMEx teams and the greater DP organization.


+ Will lead Operational Excellence initiatives (i.e. Kanban, M1 investigations, GB certification, etc.), develop OpEx skills of colleagues, and drive a culture of continuous improvement within Drug Product Operations.

+ Will partner with Process Centric Teams, including leadership, process engineers and process technicians, in support of the implementation of IMEx business processes.

+ The successful candidate will facilitate TPM workshops and implement the DP TPM program.

+ Specifically, this role will own and drive the TPM element. This includes developing processes to maintain equipment at baseline conditions, advancing the Operator Care program, developing efficient methods to establish process center lines, and coaching colleagues how to perform defect identification.

+ Leads technical improvement projects aimed at defect reduction, improved equipment reliability, and better equipment utilization.

+ Will align TPM initiatives across organizations, partnering closely with engineering, maintenance, quality, validation, environmental health and safety, and other enabling organizations.

+ Identifies and implements cost savings ideas, specifically line efficiency improvements and other projects that increase equipment reliability and capacity.


BA/BS plus a minimum of 8 years experience or MBA/MS plus a minimum of 4 years experience in a science or engineering related field

Pharmaceutical or manufacturing experience and strong, demonstrated technical skills exhibited in a cGMP environment are requirements. Specific knowledge of and experience with Drug Product processing and equipment is highly desirable.

This position is part of a career path that includes levels of opportunity - grade 07, 10, 12. Job title and salary grade are dependent on the successful candidate's qualifications. If a candidate is selected and their qualifications are more suited for a different level, the position will be reposted for five business days at the appropriate level.


Job will include standing, walking, and sitting. Occasional lifting may be required.


Occasional travel may be required for specific projects or training.

Aseptic gowning training is required. Job may also require occasional weekend/evening work supporting a 24-hour/7 day operation.

**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: 12/5/2017**

+ **This job is Pfizer Exempt US Grade: 10**

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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