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Pfizer Sample Handling Technician in Chesterfield, Missouri

Why Patients Need You

Our breakthroughs would not make it to the hands of patients without our GMP sample handling team. We rely on a team of dedicated and agile members, who understand the importance and impact of their role in Pfizer's mission. Patients need colleagues like you who take pride in their work and always look to improve outcomes. You will help to ensure that patients and physicians have the medicines they need, when they need them.

What You Will Achieve

You will be accountable for activities involved in the aliquoting, sampling, receipt and distribution of analytical samples (drug substance/API, drug product and/or reference materials) that are utilized in GMP stability studies and/or analytical testing. You will assist in a wide variety of sample handling and shipping activities and functions while supporting the analytical laboratories following Good Manufacturing Practices and ensuring compliance with Pfizer Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) along with all applicable worldwide regulations and guidelines.

As part of multi-discipline analytical sample handling team, you will be a team member who is relied on to have a good understanding of procedures, shipping processes, materials and instruments. You will follow standard procedures to complete tasks, some of which may vary in scope, sequence, complexity and timing. You will contribute to the team's success by sharing your previously acquired knowledge.

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

  • Manage own time, professional development, prioritize workflows and be accountable for own results.

  • Aliquoting, sampling, receiving and distributing of analytical samples and reference standards, all while providing appropriate GMP documentation.

  • Shipping of analytical materials following appropriate regulations and procedures while also providing appropriate GMP documentation.

  • Monitoring of controlled temperature units to ensure that they are operating within appropriate range.

  • Ensure adherence to all laboratory safety rules in the area of responsibility and (Current) Good Manufacturing Practices (part of GxP) for products and processes.

  • Maintain area housekeeping standards.

  • Maintain current training status on all applicable standard operating procedures.

  • Execute Standard Operating Procedures for unit operations.



  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 2+ years of experience in a laboratory or manufacturing environment

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated capability to work as a team member in a matrix development team

  • Knowledge of GMP concepts and documentation practices

  • Ability to follow established procedures under minimal supervision


  • Associates or Bachelor's Degree

  • Highly effective in a team-based, fast-paced environment

  • Operational knowledge of computerized systems (ideally LabWare LIMS)

  • Experience with database management

  • Capable of generating documents utilizing Microsoft Word and Excel


  • Position requires occasional light lifting and periods of standing, sitting or walking.


  • Position may require occasional off shift work (evenings and weekends).

  • Work Location Assignment:On Premise work in a Pfizer site because it's needed to get their job done. They may have flexibility to work remotely from time to time, but they are primarily on-site

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.