**Why Patients Need You**

Whether you are involved in the design and development of manufacturing processes for products or supporting maintenance and reliability, engineering is vital to making sure customers and patients have the medicines they need, when they need them. Working with our innovative engineering team, you’ll help bring medicines to the world even faster by imagining what’s possible and taking action.

**What You Will Achieve**

The Automation Project Engineer will have overall responsibility for managing and properly execute assigned process automation and control systems projects used in the manufacture of sterile injectable with proven ability to accomplish projects independently, contributes to systems/automation engineering design for projects at the McPherson Site. Provide significant contributions on project teams and leads capital and small project teams. Demonstrate the ability to successfully plan engineering projects and sustain high quality engineering contributions. This position will provide engineering and technical support related to the operation, maintenance, installation, startup/commissioning, testing, and qualification of systems within a sterile injectable manufacturing facility.

**How You Will Achieve It**

+ Support the project and troubleshooting of manufacturing equipment and control systems as part of the project.

+ Shall oversee the preparation activities required for automation engineering to ensure all safety, quality, technical, commercial, and other project specific requirements.

+ Able to handle several projects at a time.

+ Provide on the floor operational support as needed

+ Manage and supervise system integration personnel while coordinating with other members on the project team as directed by Pfizer or their representatives to ensure timely project completion.

+ Provide off-shift and on call support when necessary.

+ Support input to the development of detailed capital project execution schedule

+ Provide engineering input into cost estimate preparation for the project.

+ Review and approval of equipment package bid analyses

+ Responsible for assuring various user levels have appropriate, documented training and authorization for access to engineering managed computer systems

+ Responsibility for managing regulatory aspects of the sites networked engineering data collection, monitoring and SCADA systems

+ Responsible for implementation of compliance initiatives including monitoring of system security procedures and practices, review of audit trails and system logins for compliance

+ Design and implementation support functional and process changes, either smaller projects, remediation activities or capital projects

+ Support future capital projects and assure site automation standards are followed

+ Assist other departments in evaluating historical process/equipment data

+ Provide automation guidance and training to other functional groups (ie. Operations, Validation, Maintenance, etc)

+ Author and/or review design documents for projects and process changes

+ Support FAT/commissioning/qualification activities as required

+ Responsible for backup/archiving/restoring of Automation configuration and batch

+ Develop and implement site automation standards for hardware and software

+ Develop automation Standard Operating Procedures



+ Applicant must a High School Diploma (or Equivalent) and eight years of relevant experience; OR an Associate’s degree with six years of experience; OR a Bachelor’s degree with at least three years of experience; OR a Master’s degree with more than one year of experience.

+ Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Chemical, Computer, Mechanical or Electrical)

+ Demonstrated experience in Automation Engineering

+ Demonstrated experience in Project Management with hands on experience in capital projects.

+ Experience with writing software test plans, user requirements, and system design documents

+ Hands on experience with Siemens Apogee, Rockwell software platform, Allen-Bradley hardware, Wonderware, OSI Pi, HyperV, VM Ware and others.

+ Familiarity with industrial communication networks.

+ This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbents may be asked to perform other duties as required.

+ Familiar with process controls equipment

+ Strong knowledge of Computerized Systems, Compliance regulations and standards

+ Teamwork spirit, good communication skills and training abilities

+ Excellent interpersonal effectiveness and communication skills {written and oral}


+ Relevant pharmaceutical experience

+ Understanding of programming, and proficiency in at least one language


+ Lifting, sitting, standing, walking, bending, ability to perform mathematical calculations and complex data analysis, problem solving.

+ Ability to work in a gown room conditions.

+ Ability to write general correspondence and technical reports.

+ Requires good written, oral communication and presentation skills.

+ Requires good planning, organizing, time management and team participation skills.


**Regular Work Schedule:**

+ Standard (M-F) daytime.

+ Overtime work may be required.

+ Work requires on-site presence.

+ Occasional national/international travel for equipment factory acceptance testing, training seminars, vendor meetings, work progress meetings, etc.

**Non-Regular Work Schedule:**

+ At different times of the year, this position will work long hours for scheduled manufacturing shutdown periods and throughout the year may be required to work late with little notice as need arises when equipment is unexpectedly down.

+ Demonstrate proficiency in cGMP, GAMP, software development life cycle, environmental, health and safety procedures to assure compliance with regulatory, policies and/or established guidelines.

+ Observe and notify any risk situation for the environment, health or safety. Assure that all automation engineering initiatives comply with all regulatory agency requirements.

**Other Job Details:**

+ Eligible for Relocation Assistance

+ Work Location Assignment:On Premise

+ Last Date to Apply: October 3, 2022

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

**Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.**

**Sunshine Act**

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**EEO & Employment Eligibility**

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.



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