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U-05 Automation Technician - 2nd Shift

Rochester, Michigan, United States of America
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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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

Working with Pfizer's dynamic engineering team, you will play a critical part in managing the Automation engineering activities involving the install, design, program, maintenance, and repair of Automation systems.

This position maintains and repairs all Automation, Manufacturing, Packaging/Inspection, and Utility systems/equipment with a focus on the maintenance and repair of the control system and associated equipment to ensure operation in compliance with cGMP requirements and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and OSHA standards. Responsible to troubleshooting, diagnostics, disassembly, assembly, repair, identifying and replacing parts and a proactive maintenance of systems and electrical equipment in a cost-effective manner.

You are recognized as a subject matter expert with specialized knowledge and skills in procedures, techniques, tools, materials and equipment. You will be entrusted with adapting standard methods and procedures by applying your knowledge, prior work experience and requirements. You will train others and reinforce behaviors that will help us achieve our goal of providing the best healthcare to our patients.

It is your hard work and focus that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

Preventive Maintenance:
  • Performs Preventive and Predictive Maintenance of electrical and controls systems, following the established guidelines for the CMMS system, operational procedures, site and Manufacturer recommended maintenance practices.
  • Reports opportunities identified during Preventive Maintenance execution.
  • Review and provides recommendations for Preventive Maintenance task improvements.
  • Follow the maintenance plan and alerts when there might be a risk of not complying with the schedule.
  • Generates Maintenance work order to report and coordinate repairs for task out of the scope of the Preventive Maintenance.
  • Installs, repairs, inspects, test, replace and maintains control systems/components.

Equipment Troubleshooting:
  • Manages all functions of the Qualified Building Management System and Building Management System (QBMS/BMS) and is responsible for wiring diagrams, backups, and Automation reports (i.e., alarms, trending, etc).
  • Maintaining all control systems (programmable logic controllers (PLC).
  • Implement program (i.e., PLC, HMI, SCADA, BMS/QBMS, Historian, Robots, SQL, etc.) modifications.
  • Automation system software installation and configuration.
  • Install, maintain, and inspect Automation control system, workstation (HMI/OIT), VFDs, devices.
  • Install, maintain, inspect and replace electrical and communication (ethernet) wiring.
  • Interface daily with computers, performing data entry and data (i.e., trend report, alarm reports) retrieval.
  • Install, replace and troubleshooting variable frequency drives, encoders, motor, computerized vision system.
  • Responsible for Automation Disaster Recovery task (system and data backups, restores, archives, migration and export).
  • Responsible for the Automation SDLC documentation (i.e., URS, SIA, DDS, FDS, SCR, Backup Forms) reports.
  • Responsible for the Logical Security task (User Account Management) for the Automation System.
  • Monitor, investigate, communicate, document and address Automation Systems alarms in a daily basis.
  • Installs, inspects, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains Automation system/devices.
  • Develop solutions to routine problems following established Pfizer policies and procedures.
  • Utilizes tools, equipment, ladders, lifts, etc., in safe manner per plant safety procedures. Maintains a clean and safe jobsite at all times.
  • Participates in safety training programs.

  • Provides support for Capital projects which includes but not limited to Installation, commissioning, and qualification, (I/O, alarm, drawing, startup, and shutdown sequence, verification, etc.) and/or functional testing.

Documentation Responsibilities:
  • Follows Good Documentation Practices per compliance requirements (i.e. 21 CFR Part 11, Data Integrity).
  • Completes documentation required for maintenance work and logbooks.

Training, SOP's and GMP:
  • Reads and follows SOPs, Job Aids, PMs, work orders and other required documents and procedures.
  • Must be able to complete sterile garb training and work aseptically in manufacturing areas.
  • Complete trainings in PLS and assists in training of new colleagues as required.
  • Recommends changes to Maintenance tasks and/or SOP's.

  • Follows EHS procedures, recommended practices, job safety analysis and safe work permit.
  • Report any abnormal situation that can impact environment, health and or safety of the colleague.

General / Other Responsibilities:
  • Assists other trades when necessary and or perform other duties as instructed.
  • Ability to learn how to operate Power trucks / Power lift and elevated platforms.
  • Housekeeping - Responsible for keeping assigned areas, as well as general areas clean and organized.
  • Escort Contractors.
  • May perform any other Engineering or Maintenance duty as requested by management.


  • Applicant must have a high school diploma and/or general education degree (GED).
  • Licensed electrician from the State of Michigan (i.e. Journeyman or higher).
  • 5+ years of experience of Industrial PLC, Controls or automation maintenance, repair and troubleshooting experience.
  • Ability and experience reading, modifying, troubleshooting Programmable Logic Controllers, HMIs and PLCs. Knowledge of programming languages (Ladder, Sequential Function Chart, Structural Test, Function block).
  • Demonstrated aptitude in electrical and instrumentation skills.
  • Knowledge of industry practices and standards.
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics.
  • Well-developed time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and strong work ethic.
  • OEM trained and certified in industrial automation systems (Eg: Rockwell (PLC/HMI/SCADA/BMS), Fanuc, Network Architecture, Systech vision systems).

  • OEM trained and certified in industrial electrical systems (NFPA-70E).
  • GMP Maintenance experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Physical/Mental Requirements
  • This position is in a Penicillin Facility. The candidate must NOT be allergic to Penicillin.

This position requires the ability to:
  • Make precisely coordinated movements.
  • Lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
  • Work at heights on ladders.
  • Lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Use of PPE (including but not limited to: eye protection, hearing protection, "Arc Flash" protection and foot safety wear).

Non-standard work schedule, travel or environment requirements
  • This is a 2nd shift position with core hours from 3:00pm to 11:30 pm Monday through Friday with overtime required as needed. The candidate will be required to work off-shift and weekends to support production schedule as needed.
  • At different times of the year, this position will work long hours for scheduled manufacturing shutdown periods.
  • Must be able to complete sterile garb training and work aseptically in manufacturing areas.
  • Work Location Assignment: On Premise.

The salary for this position ranges from $0.00 to $0.00 per hour. In addition, this position offers eligibility for overtime, weekend, holiday and other pay premiums depending on the work schedule and the Company's policies. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life's moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site - U.S. Benefits | ( Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided applies only to the United States - Michigan - Rochester location.

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

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

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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