Pfizer Associate Technology Scientist/Associate Process Engineer I in Andover, Massachusetts


The Associate Technology Scientist/Associate Process Engineer I will provide oversight and support for manufacturing process monitoring for a suite/product, which requires basic project and meeting management skills. This position is responsible for performing and facilitating root cause analyses for process monitoring flags following the basic Six Sigma methodology. This individual will work closely with Manufacturing and Quality Control Analytical colleagues to observe and understand operations and methods to determine the potential sources of variability. The information gained while observing the processes will be the fundamental knowledge to assist with root cause analyses of the process monitoring flags.

This position offers an excellent opportunity to learn the Biotechnology drug substance manufacturing process and Quality Control Analytical methods, as well as an opportunity to be trained in the Six Sigma methodology, with the potential to work towards Six Sigma Certifications.


  • Regular review of applicable data and control charts to understand how process is performing and looking for incomplete data

  • Facilitate weekly cross functional process monitoring meetings, tracking flag progression and resolution

  • Perform initial assessment of flags prior to process monitoring weekly meetings by facilitating communications with manufacturing operators and quality control analysts

  • Perform root cause analysis of process monitoring flags using the Six Sigma methodology. This activity may be performed independently or as part a small cross functional team of subject matter experts. Some flag evaluations may be complex and advanced Six Sigma projects which provide an opportunity for learning more advance Six Sigma techniques and receiving formal Six Sigma Green or Black belt training

  • Identify and communicate changes and improvements for the univariate and multivariate process monitoring charts to STS system owner, including establishing and maintaining statistical limits

  • Work closely with STS Continued Process Verification SMEs to ensure process monitoring process meets requirements and works to optimize overall process to ensure it is efficient and effective

  • Assist with maintenance of univariate and multivariate monitoring models as needed

  • Observe and understand manufacturing unit operations and quality control analytical methods as needed

  • Communicate outcomes for process monitoring program to the appropriate stakeholders


  • BS in Engineering, Science or related discipline with no experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • MS in unrelated discipline with no experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Solid understanding of Biotech Drug Substance Manufacturing processes

  • Basic knowledge of GMPs

  • Basic statistical data analysis skills

  • Basic project and meeting management skills

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Excellent attention to detail and communication skills, including both verbal and written.

  • Solid computer skills, including data extracting, querying, cleaning, manipulating (e.g., stack, split, join) and analyzing data

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  • Last Date to Apply for Job: 1/21/2019 Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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