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DP Operations Specialist I

Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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Operations Specialistsare responsible for providing detailed technical training for their operating unit(s) and own documentation and work practices for these units. Specialists provide SME level support for investigations, preventative actions, and continuous improvement. The role exists throughout drug product operations areas including injectable filling, freeze dry, manufacturing, prep, aseptic services, packaging, inspection, biological operations, non-sterile liquids, powders, andgelfoam.

In each area, specialists serve a key compliance role within theunitensuring new colleagues are trained properly and using a robust and standard system. Specialists also maintain work certification to fill in as shop floor operators as well as other roles when needed to support the business.

Some ofcommonelements for theoperations specialistsacross units include:

+ Works in a complex integrated computerized manufacturing environment

+ Maintains a thorough working knowledgeof department and organization policies, procedures and personnel

+ Ensure unit policies, procedures, and training systems are optimized and effectivelyimplemented within the unit

+ Develops effective unit onboarding and training systems and manages curricula enrollment and progress

+ Participates as a key contributor for investigations and troubleshooting activities such as M1's and QARs

+ Ensures the operating unit is audit ready and demonstrating all GMP behaviors

+ Takes a lead role inIMEx, M1, 5S, and CI activities

+ Effectively communicates with team members on the shop floor and with unit management

+ Demonstrates Pfizer values and leader behaviors

+ May also serve as a technical SME for equipment, maintenance, and project work in some areas


+ Displays a commitment to safety in daily work and planning and models desired safety behaviors

+ Has completed safety orientation for area and all area specific OJT training related to safety

+ Understands & trains colleagues on EHS requirements (ie. LOTO / Confined Space Entry / Safe Work Permit / Bump Test / Hot Work)

+ Supports unit safety self-inspections (helps addressing deficiencies)

+ Implements safety improvements (i.e.Good Catches, manages EHS WOs)

+ Works with unit safety team and/or Unit Leadership addressing safety issues

+ Job Safety Assessment (Training / In-Progress)

+ Participates in safety initiatives and unit safety teamsand routinely suggests safety improvements


+ Maintains all necessary gowning and SPS certification

+ Maintains personal training requirements (at or above unit goals) and manages unit trainingincluding:

+ Direct technical training of new colleagues

+ Managing colleagues though training requirements in PLS and provides unit progress reports

+ Managing curricula enrollments and curricula content including SOP and OJT creation and revision

+ Trains andmentorsteam on SOPs, behaviors, and documentation handling practices

+ Understands Pfizer PHP principles

+ Ensures working areas are audit-ready state & maintains good housekeeping with knowledge of 5S standards

+ Assists Operations & QA with investigations and corrective action identification and implementation as requested


+ Is experienced and knowledgeable ofall operational areas of responsibility

+ Can assume role of operator as needed to support day to day floor operations

+ Knowledgeable ofstandard workIMExand CI tools

+ Identify / implement unit improvements (i.e.safety, process, cost reduction, efficiency, Zero Defect)

+ Participates in Green or Black belt projects and is training toward aYellowbelt

+ Manages some unit supply ordering

+ In some areas, serves as a technical SME for equipment and capital work with enabling organizations


+ Performs work in professional,self-directed, responsible, and timely manner

+ Supportsunit/site initiatives

+ Adheresto Pfizer policies and procedures

+ Is aware ofPfizer CoreValuesincluding:Acts Decisively,Seizes Accountability, Grows Self, Adapt to Change,Self Awareness, Commits toOne Pfizer,and Peer Relationshipsand can demonstrate them



+ High school diploma / general education degree (GED) plus

+ 3 years ofrelevant work experience in a manufacturing or GMP facility (e.g.current or previous Pfizer colleague or contractor or similar)or with leadership responsibilities


+ Mechanical experience/aptitude

+ Experience with Pfizer computer systems (MS office, PLS, QTS, PDOCS)

+ Written & oral communication skills

+ Bachelor's Degree


Physical Demands:

+ lifting/lowering up to 55 pounds, working in high elevations (above 6 feet), and reaching/standing/walking/stooping/crawling.

+ Able to wear safety PPE (Hard hat, body harness, face shield)

+ Able to work under full clean room (GRADE A/B/C/D) environments with appropriate gowning


Positions are staffed across all three shifts. Specific shift schedules may vary by specific operational area. Weekend, holiday, and overtime may be required to meet business or customer needs. Shift is 1st from 6am to 2:30pm from Monday - Friday.

**Other Job Details**

+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: June 21, 2021**

+ Eligible for Relocation Package: NO

+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES

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**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.


Posted: 2021-06-11 Expires: 2021-07-12
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