Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Kalamazoo



The Production Lead is responsible for providing detailed technical training to work team colleagues.  Liaison between work team and maintenance for repairs and preventative maintenance.  Generates work orders and insures work is completed correctly in a timely manner. Also responsible for supporting the work team operation to ensure that applicable safety guidelines/policies are followed, and that all tasks are conducted in accordance with appropriate processing standards, such as FDA's current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).


Assists in the development of operator care task sheets. Develop training components, provide training, and help track training and status through PLS for colleagues.  Establish efficient processes, monitoring specific results, and improve identified process opportunities.  Assist in identifying problems and solutions using M1.  Serve as technical subject matter expert for the work team and provide support for equipment related deviations.  Work with engineering by participating in developing equipment specifications, user requirements, capital scope development, FAT/SAT support and qualification activities. Work with procurement and packaging engineering to monitor component issues and conduct feasibility assessments/line trials as needed.  Assist in the development of IQ/OQ/PQ documents. Review and approve GCR documents. Production Lead will work with the aseptic area training and quality to develop, implement, and execute aseptic technique and behavior training, assessments, and auditing. As directed by supervision, the Production Lead may be responsible for day to day floor operations, daily line assignments, serving as person in charge in the absence of a supervisor, attending scheduling meetings, filling out the daily shift report, writing QAR’s, writing PTVA’s, OEE, and reviewing and requesting SOP and document revisions.


- Education: High school diploma / general education degree (GED) plus either an Associates degree or related experience (e.g. current or previous Pfizer colleague; Manufacturing, Packaging or Veterans/Military relevant experience) proficiency at level that meets "Role" and/or "test" requirements; some related training/experience; basic administrative and/or standardized, semi-skilled work routines; operation of non-complex technical and/or mechanical tools and equipment.
- Experience:   Five years related experience and/or training. Experience in specific work area is desired.
- Language Skills: Demonstrated good oral and written communication skills
- Mathematical Skills: Basic math skills including percentages, multiplication and division.
- Reasoning Ability:  Ability to analyze and troubleshoot systems and equipment.
- Physical Demands: Bending, lifting, and twisting as required.
- Work Environment: Colleague must work near moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment may on occasion be loud.  Use of hearing protection may be required and eye protection is required.  Work in an Aseptic environment.

Leader behaviors are an important part of this position especially teamwork, integrity, open discussion and debate, and performance.  Leader behaviors are an integral part of the job and should be demonstrated at all times.

Preferred Qualifications

-  Mechanical experience/knowledge
-  Prior pharmaceutical or manufacturing experience
-  Aseptic environment experience

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.

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.

- Last Date to Apply for Job: 06/27/2019
- Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

3 (Third Shift) (United States of America)

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

About the company

Pfizer, is an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in New York City, New York, with its research headquarters in Groton, Connecticut. It is among the world's largest pharmaceutical companies by revenues.

Pfizer develops and produces medicines and vaccines for a wide range of medical disciplines, including immunology, oncology, cardiology, diabetology/endocrinology, and neurology. Pfizer's products include the blockbuster drug Lipitor (atorvastatin), used to lower LDL blood cholesterol; Lyrica (pregabalin for neuropathic pain/fibromyalgia); Diflucan (fluconazole), an oral antifungal medication; Zithromax (azithromycin), an antibiotic; Viagra (sildenafil, for erectile dysfunction); and Celebrex/Celebra (celecoxib), an anti-inflammatory drug.

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