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Pfizer Utilities Engineer in Pierre, South Dakota

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

Key contributor to Pfizer's Global Net Zero Program through development and deployment of systems, tools and documentation for managing, tracking, monitoring and reporting of key program elements.

  • Provide guidance with identification and implementation of Sustainability related opportunities at the sites as well as monitor site project delivery implementation and engagement to address gaps.

  • Self-directed and proactive, able to find new ways to progress the job as well as capable of planning ahead for future needs.

  • Provide troubleshooting support and technical expertise required to achieve and sustain optimum reliability, maintainability, useful life, and life cycle cost for a facilities, utilities.

  • Develop and maintain Sustainability performance systems and metrics (including those related to energy, greenhouse gas and facility footprint)

  • Maintain systems and data, integrity, accuracy, accessibility, and reliability, such that Pfizer reported facility carbon emissions can be appropriately verified by a third party.

  • Gather and analyze information needed to generate reports that inform management of the current status of Net Zero Program objectives, Operating Unit objectives or site level objectives.

  • Provide analysis of historical, current and future trends and performance, and recommendations to address energy and water related opportunities.

  • Develop and maintain systems needed to collect, organize and communicate "good practices" in energy management and sustainable operations such as SharePoint sites, eRoom areas, etc.

  • Manage the development and submission of Visual Management or Balanced Scorecard measures and other metrics as needed.

  • Serve as system administrator for Pfizer Energy Tools and Systems, including:

  • Subject Matter Expert for Energy Tools

  • Provide training to system users

  • Develop continuous improvement ideas for improvement of systems and processes.

  • Analyze trends to drive evaluation, decision-making, and operational improvement.

  • Manage the development and use of standardized reports.

  • Manage and maintain Program documentation

  • Provide analysis of opportunities to replicate projects with recommendation to the sites.

  • Organize and facilitate Regional Meetings as necessary.

Working with Pfizer's dynamic engineering team, you will play a critical part in provides technical or business support to engineers on a variety of technical tasks. Your documentation skills will come in handy to prepare engineering documentation and reports. You will be conducting preliminary analysis of trajectory adequacy data, model dimensional consistency and quantitative judgements concerning technical data.

As a Senior Associate, your knowledge and skills will contribute towards the goals and objectives of the team. Your ability to meet team targets will help in completing critical deliverables. Your innovative use of communication tools and techniques will facilitate in explaining difficult issues and establishing consensus between teams.

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

  • Contribute to the completion of projects, manage own time to meet agreed targets, develops plans for short-term work activities on own projects.

  • Work with the supervisor to ensure safety and quality in all aspects of operations.

  • Ensure that work performed by the assigned staff is accurate, timely, efficient and compliant with corporate policies, (Current) Good Manufacturing Practices (part of GxP) regulations, and Regulatory Agency requirements.

  • Provide technical expertise during audits, present or defend engineering systems, applicable change controls, investigations and equipment requalification packages to the regulatory agencies and ensure that all eco systems standards are audit ready.

  • Lead team to develop optimizations, determining the implementation approach and driving implementation.

  • Develop technical and operational standards and provide routine equipment technical support and troubleshooting for resolution of manufacturing issues.

  • Develop and maintain productive links with process equipment & technology suppliers and vendors.

  • Engage with teams when required to agree on the process for work prioritization.

  • Effectively Utilize an engineering approach to problem solving.

  • Demonstrate excellent communications skills; written and verbal.

  • Utilize excellent presentation skills.

  • Detail oriented data management skills.


Education and Experience

  • Applicant must have High School Diploma (or Equivalent) with eight years of relevant experience; OR an Associate's degree with six years of experience; OR a Bachelor's degree with at least three years of experience; OR a Master's degree with more than one year of experience.

  • Energy reduction programs and facilities and utilities equipment.

  • Experience working within the pharmaceutical Industry.

  • Certified Energy Manager Training.

  • Understanding of energy consumption and conservation principles.

  • Broad understanding of systems architecture and operations, and related components.

  • Data Management experience, IIoT Applications, PDH (i.e., OSI PI).

  • Knowledge of ISO500001 Energy Management Principles.

  • Computer skills (Microsoft office suite, mini-tab, SharePoint, and software such as Ariba, etc.).

  • Fluency in English.


  • Relevant pharmaceutical experience.

  • Knowledge of site operations.

  • Experience with process controls and data historians including design and debugging skills.


Up to 30% overnight travel, some international travel required.

Candidate can reside in US or Europe but must be available during normal US business hours.

Work Location Assignment:Remote

Last Date to Apply: March 24, 2024

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $75,700.00 to $126,300.00. In addition, this position offers an annual bonus with a target of 10.0% of the base salary. Benefits offered include a retirement savings plan, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans. Salary range does not apply to the Tampa, FL location.

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.

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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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