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Pfizer Senior Principal Process Engineer/Scientist in McPherson, Kansas


  • Manage changes to products or processes together with third party and internal Pfizer sites to meet regulatory requirements.

  • Develop risk assessments, risk mitigation strategies and risk plan.

  • Establish experimental protocols, conducting experiments, analyzing results, and documenting the information.

  • Provide technical leadership in the investigations of delivery system failures to determine root cause and implement appropriate corrective and preventive actions.

  • Ensure project deliverables meet their quality, safety, and functional goals, and satisfy the customer.

  • Serving as a scientific and technical representative for product- and process-related issues at the facility.

  • Partnering with manufacturing to meet the production schedule, ensure commercial supply , uphold quality standards and driving towards zero defects

  • Performing trending and monitoring of critical quality attributes/critical process parameters to maintain product quality and to control process drift.

  • Identifying and implementing potential process improvements in conjunction with manufacturing operations.

  • Participating in start-up efforts of new equipment, software or processes in manufacturing.

  • Assisting in documenting changes/updates to manufacturing processes and working with manufacturing, engineering and validation to implement those changes.

  • Reviewing/providing feedback and technical/scientific support on project deliverables, i.e. remediation initiatives, plan reports, etc.

  • Develop technical impact assessments for all changes and develop execution plan.


  • Participates on technical team for discrepancy and investigation resolution, equipment and process validation activities, training on new process technologies and on significant changes to manufacturing procedures

  • Proposes process/product improvement opportunities and/or corrective actions to increase yield, maximize capacity, reduce costs and decrease process variability while maintaining regulatory compliance.

  • Provides technical support for equipment and process validation activities conducts process overview training to support implementation of new process technologies and assists in defining the scope of capital projects.

  • Leads process/product improvements, creates data packages by justifying and outlining recommendations for changes to or improvements in production processes and collaborates with technical staff to implement process technology initiatives.

  • Supports change management and implementation for changes to products or the associated manufacturing processes and associated systems, provides training for technical staff on these changes.

  • Executes laboratory runs and writes technical reports summarizing laboratory results, generating necessary lab data to support product impact assessments during discrepancies and investigations.


  • BS, MS or higher degree in Mechanical, Chemical, or Industrial Engineering or relates Science is required. PhD degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in parenteral pharmaceutical product development and/or manufacturing required.

  • Must have extensive knowledge with the manufacture of products at large scale manufacturing facility. Prefer this experience includes development/improving of cartridge or pre-filled syringe manufacturing processes and/or product development.

  • Must be familiar with global regulations of products and experience with filings.

  • Experience with product/process/method validation/qualification requirements.

  • Demonstrated scientific and people leadership skills. Experience leading teams of scientists with varying levels of experience and formal education (B.S./M.S. and/or Ph.D.) is required.

  • Experience defining and implementing control strategies for manufacturing processes.

  • Experience with cross-functional development of pharmaceutical products, including knowledge of key regulatory and quality/compliance expectations.

  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills and the ability to lead cross functional team.

  • Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.

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  • Last Date to Apply for Job: May 3, 2019Eligible for Relocation Package

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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