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Pfizer QO Technical Associate II (3rd Shift) in Kalamazoo, Michigan


Using standardized procedures, the candidate will conduct a variety of microbiological environmental sampling in aseptic processing areas. The sampling performed supports high through-put pharmaceutical manufacturing.

In addition to performance of routine environmental sampling, the candidate will assist in the overall operation of the microbiology laboratory including:

  • Incubation of samples

  • Read out of sample results and entry of results into an electronic database

  • Completion of training activities

  • Maintenance of records, equipment, basic lab supplies, and reagents in accordance with current good manufacturing requirements.

  • Second checks records and assists in training others.

Regularly scheduled Weekend, Holiday, and Overtime hours will be required in order to meet business and/or customer needs.


  • Primary responsibility is to perform environmental sampling in aseptic processing area.

  • This will include setting up sampling materials and data summaries in a computerized database, incubating samples, and interpreting and documenting results.

  • Recognizes atypical data and informs supervision of relevant problems.

  • Enters, reviews, and approves data in computerized database.

  • Will second-check the work of others.

  • Transports samples and supplies between the laboratory and production environments.

  • Applies technical knowledge of microbiological principles, theories, concepts and Pfizer processes and industry practices/standards to their daily work.

  • Is able to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • May perform assays on purchased materials, investigative samples, and in-process samples in a laboratory service operation so that the unit and organizational objectives are met.

  • Performs equipment & laboratory maintenance.

  • Orders and maintains laboratory supplies.

  • Operates within established HR policies and basic colleague relations guidelines.

  • Contributes to the completion of specific team objectives and assigned project milestones.


  • High school diploma (or equivalent) plus 2 years of experience in a laboratory or manufacturing environment required.

  • Bachelor's Degree in biological sciences preferred with 0-1 year of experience in a laboratory or manufacturing environment.

  • Good oral, written and interpersonal communication skills within a diverse team setting are required.

  • Basic math skills and computer skills such as data entry, along with a high level of attention to detail are required.

  • The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability to organize time independently, be able to perform several tasks concurrently (ability to multi-task), and be able to meet objectives in a flexible, team-oriented environment.


  • Preferred candidate will have previous laboratory experience, including a basic understanding of microbiology and aseptic technique, and/or previous experience in an aseptic manufacturing environment.


  • Must be capable of maintaining aseptic gowning qualification in a production environment.

  • Must be capable of manual manipulations with fine dexterity.

  • Must be capable of walking for extended periods, bending, reaching and lifting (less than 35 lbs.) during routine job activities.

  • Extended time working at a computer terminal is also required.

  • Must be capable of maintaining aseptic gowning qualification in a production environment.

Additional information:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: 09/30/2020

  • Eligible for employee Referral Bonus

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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