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Pfizer Process Scientist/Engineer III in Andover, Massachusetts


The engineer/ scientist in manufacturing operations is responsible for execution of the manufacturing process in a multi-product cGMP facility capable of manufacturing commercial, clinical and development drug substance. Additional roles include using operational and technical knowledge to lead troubleshooting activities, tech transfer and start-up activities, investigations, analyze process data, and identify and implement moderately complex process improvements.


  • Leading relevant process activities including protein purification and/or cell culture operations (depending on the background of the candidate), solution formulation, and equipment preparation (set-up, CIP, SIP) by following established SOPs.

  • Individual must be capable of acting as the shift manager in his/her absence.

  • Leading the setup and evaluation of unit operations, executions, and changeover (daily and long-term).

  • Troubleshooting of complex process disturbances, identifying resolutions, and implementing corrective and preventive measures, as required.

  • Real time assessment of process performance and predictive analysis with identification of course correction (if required).

  • Individual will be required to perform process monitoring, data analysis, and data preparation for presentation in several forums including project team meetings.

  • Serve as the operations point of contact for technology transfer and start-up of products by reviewing process parameter tables and approval of applicable documentation.

  • Generate process overview presentations, sampling plans, and other tech transfer deliverables (if required).

  • Should be capable of managing intra-departmental projects and performing relevant presentations with minimal supervision.

  • Individual will provide subject matter expertise in supporting process and author product related investigations, execute CAPAs, and provide impact assessment of complex process and equipment change controls to ensure a robust and capable solution with minimal supervision.

  • Individual will help to ensure the equipment and facilities are maintained in a GMP compliant state at all times.

  • The individual will be responsible for leading within the department as well as other departments to plan, communicate, and coordinate activities.

  • Individual will assist in leading the inventorying, tracking, maintenance scheduling, and troubleshooting of mechanical equipment.

  • Individual will be responsible for authoring and/or approving job related documentation.

  • Individual will drive the evaluation and assist in the implementation of new technology for process execution or analysis.

  • Individual will be expected to participate and drive in continuous improvement and innovation initiatives. Individual is expected to be an M1 coach.

  • Individuals are responsible to ensure a safe work environment and to lead job hazard analysis and qualitative risk assessments.

  • Individuals will be required to develop the multi-tasking skills of peers.

  • Escalates and remediates with various levels of management when there is a risk to operations, personal safety, equipment functionality, product supply and/or to quality/compliance.

  • Individual should be involved in mentoring junior level scientists/engineers.


With Engineering Degree

  • BS in Engineering 4+ years

  • MS (related) 2+ years

Without Engineering Degree

  • BS in Life Sciences with 6+ years.

  • MS (related) 4+ years


  • Experience in a biopharmaceutical environment is preferred


  • Daily routine may require moving heavy equipment, standing for long periods of time, and/or significant walking throughout the suite including up and down stairs.

  • Requires the moving of heavy equipment and the ability to lift 50 pounds

  • The incumbent needs to take the necessary safety precautions when working with pressurized systems, steam, and corrosive chemicals.


  • 1st Shift, 6AM-6PM, rotating including weekends.

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  • Last date to apply: 6/25/19

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

R (Rotating) (United States of America)

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