Pfizer Principal Process Engineer, MS&T in Rocky Mount, North Carolina


Individual contributor role within the Site Technical Services group at the Rocky Mount NC manufacturing site. This individual will bring significant experience in the areas of product development, manufacture of small and / or large volume parenteral products, or process improvement. Will serve as Subject Matter Expert in one or more technical areas and provide guidance and direction to junior member of the group.


  • Serve as a key scientific and technical representative for process related issues at the facility

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

  • 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 the start-up of new facility, equipment or processes in manufacturing

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

  • Reviewing and providing feedback and technical / scientific support on project deliverables

  • Establishing small scale production processes and using scaled down laboratory processes to enable process troubleshooting

  • Managing product transfers to and from the site

  • Execute laboratory studies and writes technical reports summarizing laboratory results to support product impact assessments required for investigations into process discrepancies or out of specification test results

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

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

  • Conduct process overview training to support implementation of new process technologies and assists in defining the scope of new capital projects

  • Collaborates with technical staff to implement process technology initiatives


  • BS in Engineering or Science required

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in product development, manufacturing science and technology, sterilization or process validation or process engineering within the pharmaceutical industry required

  • 7 years of experience working in a pharmaceutical manufacturing site

  • Familiarization with global regulations on drugs, medical devices, combination products or validation / qualification requirements

  • Excellent communication skills and attention to details


  • Master's or PhD degree in science or engineering preferred

  • Experience with aseptically filled or terminally sterilized small volume and / or large volume parenteral products

  • 15 or more years of experience in product development, manufacturing science and technology, sterilization or process validation or process engineering within the pharmaceutical industry

  • 12 or more years of experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing site


  • Able to stand for extended hours for test runs

  • Able to climb ladders/steps

  • Able to lift items of up to 25 lbs

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with others


  • May require off shift work to support engineering studies or batches in production environment

  • May require some travel to alternative manufacturing site for process observation or meetings

  • Weekend support may be required as dictated by project schedule, or customer need

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Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: November 19, 2018

  • Eligible for Relocation Package

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