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Pfizer Senior AVI Process Engineer in McPherson, Kansas

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

Develops and executes process recipe parameter enhancements and creation, methods and controls to meet quality standards. Recommends and implements improvements, modifications or additions which will document work; tests and solves problems. Review product requirements and work with support functions to develop recipes, test plans, and qualification activities. Activate Troubleshooting or Reliability teams as needed integrating cross-functional teams. Seek for necessary support internally, within Pfizer Network or Outside as needed in a timely fashion to support the operations to comply with the expected Mfg plans and product demand.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Serve as Automated Visual Inspection (AVI) equipment Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the development, evaluation, enhancement, and validation of critical process parameters in support of new, transferred and existing product lines. Has enough process and technical depth to represent the Company in discussions around AVI with external customers and / or auditors.

  • Review and approve documentation with respective support functions to support the developed engineering tests, change requests and protocols as required to meet regulatory and cGMP requirements. Work with Automation Engineers in the development of complex equipment recipes to optimize product specific parameters and drive improvements as required.

  • Trend and analyze performance of the equipment, uptime and process reliability indicators. Report to Management periodically this analysis and provide actions plans to tackle potential process shifts. Provide continuous improvement and anticipate issues. Provide feedback to the Line Supervisor on setup, cleaning, operation and training needs / practices.

  • Support AVI operations in troubleshooting, training, developing procedures and process improvements.

  • Develop long range plans for future AVI processes and systems to accommodate future growth.

  • Utilize QTS for writing and supporting deviations, CAPA's, CR's, CI's and other quality and regulatory requirements.



  • Applicant must have a High School Diploma (or Equivalent) and 8 years of relevant experience; OR an Associate degree with 6 years of experience; OR a Bachelor's with at least 3 years of experience; OR Master's with more than 1 year of experience.

  • 1+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry preferably in a process engineering role. Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices.

  • 1+ years of experience with Automated Visual Inspection equipment.

  • 1+ years of experience with Process and Equipment Validation activities.

  • Self-starter, team player with strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Working knowledge of computers and software applications associated with managing spreadsheets and databases (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.

  • Proven capability in problem-solving, decision making, and application of process improvement tools.

  • Practices and experience in pharmaceutical environment

  • Good leadership and communication skills


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to coach and provide guidance to others. Strong presentation skills.

  • 3-5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry preferably in a process engineering role.

  • Some knowledge of recipe/code/program development for automated equipment, Visual Inspection preferred.

  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices.

  • Experience of project orientated admin/cost control/management.

  • Broad knowledge of theory and principles within a professional discipline or advanced knowledge of specific technical/operational practices.

  • Strong technical, time management and organizational skills.

  • Automated Visual Inspection Tuning experience: Syntegon, Korber, Cognex systems, other camera/optical systems, etc.

  • Basic understanding of coding principles.


• Lifting up to 25-lbs, sitting, standing, walking, bending

• Wearing gowning and personal protective equipment in specific areas

• Ability to perform mathematical calculations and ability to perform complex data analysis.


  • This role is standard day Monday through Friday work shift.

  • Position requires regular onsite attendance and cannot be performed remotely.

  • Must have the ability to work efficiently/effectively and manage strict production time and performance deadlines.

  • Limited travel required but may include international destinations.

  • Regular work shift but may require support off hours, weekends or extended shifts.

Other Job Details

  • Work Location Assignment:On Premise

  • Last Day to Apply: February 16, 2023

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.