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Automation Manager
Company: Pfizer
Location: Rochester, MI
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 09/19/2023
Expire Date: 10/19/2023
Job Categories: Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Computers, Hardware, Computers, Software, Engineering, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Manufacturing and Production, Other / General, Science, Warehousing, Quality Control, Research & Development, Web Technology
Job Description
Automation Manager
What You Will Achieve

In this role, you will design, install, validate, maintain and calibrate large-scale, critical (zero downtime), manufacturing computer information systems to improve manufacturing success rates. Additionally, youíll integrate manufacturing/process operational knowledge, equipment control and data into (large) systems, which enforce the sequence of operations across departments related to batch production, testing, subsequent performance tracking and drug substance disposition.

As an Automation Manager, your breadth of knowledge on internal or external business challenges will help us improve our products, processes and services. Your will guide us to lead projects by meeting objectives and preparing forecasts for resource requirements. Your risk-taking ability will help us advance new concepts and methodologies. You will provide technical guidance and oversight to team members and help in problem solving.

It is your hard work and dedication that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

Influence strategic direction, budget and master planning for focus areas.
Manage multiple projects/ongoing work activities of moderate complexity within the department typically involving cross-functional representatives.
Monitor, generate and complete the periodic review, validation master plan for the automation engineering program.
Deliver all site automated systems capital and strategic projects as defined in the Site Automated Systems Master Plan/Business Strategic Plan.
Define and manage delivery of Automated systems KPIs including annual periodic reviews and maintenance activities.
Facilitate the management of resources in alignment with all automated systems project, maintenance, and compliance requirements in consultation with respective Managers.
Generate and develop standard operating procedures and system support.
Analyze operational process problems and recommend appropriate corrective and preventative actions.
Manage change control assessments, authoring, and execution.
Participate in the site and network wide teams to provide cybersecurity alignment and direction.
Provide 24x7x365 support of our automation systems and perform automation activities for capital and non-capital projects.
Modify moderately complex to highly complex control logic that requires a degree of scientific and/or manufacturing process expertise.
Mentor and guide staff and serve as a technical trainer, whenever necessary.
Manage the performance of direct reports through goal setting, ongoing assessment and coaching
Conduct regular one-on-one mentoring/training sessions on operations, individual development plan (IDP) and performance reviews.
Clearly communicate progress and issues to peers.
Qualifications & Requirements


Applicant must have HS Diploma/GED with ten years of relevant experience; OR an Associate's degree with eight years of experience; OR a Bachelorís degree with at least five years of experience; OR a Masterís degree with more than three years of experience, OR a PhD with 0+ years of
Strong knowledge of Computerized Systems, Compliance regulations and standards
Experience with programming industrial control systems such as DCS, PLCs, SCADA systems, Historians, or SQL Server.
Demonstrated experience in project management to timelines and budgets
Demonstrated leadership, management, supervisory, and technical capabilities
Experience in troubleshooting issues to root cause and recommending and implementing effective corrective actions.
Experience with writing software test plans, user requirements, and system design
Teamwork spirit, good communication skills and training abilities
Excellent interpersonal effectiveness and communication skills {written and oral}


Relevant pharmaceutical experience
The ideal candidate should have background in cGMP regulations and the practical
application of those methodologies to control systems.
Understanding of programming, and proficiency in at least one language
Understanding of network infrastructure, windows servers, and virtualization
Technical Troubleshooting experience within tight timelines.
Non Standard Work Schedule, Travel or Environment Requirements

Ability to work extended hours, holidays and/or weekends as needed.
Availability to support operations during non-working hours


Relocation support available
Work Location Assignment: On Premise

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.
Contact Information
Website: https://pfizer.wd1.myworkdayjobs.co...
Company Description:
Over nearly two centuries, Pfizer has developed a sophisticated, robust, and agile manufacturing infrastructure by investing in research and development with the sole purpose of getting crucial medicines to patients in need. From the mass production of penicillin to the COVID-19 vaccine, weíve never lost sight of our compliance, safety, and quality standards. Pfizer remains committed to our ongoing legacy of manufacturing excellence.
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