Pfizer QO Technical Associate I in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Using standardized procedures, the candidate will conduct a variety of microbiological environmental sampling in aseptic processing areas. The sampling performed supports high through-put pharmaceutical manufacturing.
In addition to performance of routine environmental sampling, the candidate will assist in the overall operation of the microbiology laboratory including:
Incubation of samples
Read out of sample results and entry of results into an electronic database
Completion of training activities
Maintenance of records, equipment, basic lab supplies, and reagents in accordance with current good manufacturing requirements.
Primarily Third Shift: 10:30 pm - 6:30 am. Monday - Friday
Regularly scheduled Weekend, Holiday, and Overtime hours will be required in order to meet business and/or customer needs.
Primary responsibility is to perform environmental sampling in aseptic processing area.
This will include setting up sampling materials and data summaries in a computerized database, incubating samples, and interpreting and documenting results.
Recognizes atypical data and informs supervision of relevant problems.
Enters, reviews, and approves data in computerized database.
May second-check the work of others.
Transports samples and supplies between the laboratory and production environments.
Applies technical knowledge of microbiological principles, theories, concepts and Pfizer processes and industry practices/standards to their daily work.
Is able to work both independently and as part of a team.
May perform assays on purchased materials, investigative samples, and in-process samples in a laboratory service operation so that the unit and organizational objectives are met.
Performs equipment & laboratory maintenance.
Orders and maintains laboratory supplies.
Operates within established HR policies and basic colleague relations guidelines.
Contributes to the completion of specific team objectives and assigned project milestones.
High school diploma (or equivalent) required. Associates Degree or Bachelor's Degree in biological sciences considered.
Good oral, written and interpersonal communication skills within a diverse team setting are required.
Basic math skills and computer skills such as data entry, along with a high level of attention to detail are required.
The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability to organize time independently, be able to perform several tasks concurrently (ability to multi-task), and be able to meet objectives in a flexible, team-oriented environment.
Preferred candidate will have previous laboratory experience, including a basic understanding of microbiology and aseptic technique, and/or previous experience in an aseptic manufacturing environment.
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Last Date to Apply for Job: 1/22/19
Eligible for Relocation Package
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
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