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Validation Engineering Technician



Andover, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

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

Working with Pfizer’s dynamic engineering team, you will play a critical part in managing the maintenance and reliability engineering activities involving the redesign, maintenance, and repair of utilities systems, buildings, and production/non-production equipment.

You will be a team member who is relied to have a good understanding of procedures, techniques, tools, materials and equipment. Your decision making will help you prioritize workflows based on the available resources. 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

  • Participate in multi-craft work activities as required.

  • Assist with plant audits and be involved in safety committee to conduct safety inspection and audits.

  • Track repair history of process support systems and equipment.

  • Lead or participate in continuous improvement activities.

  • Read and follow equipment schematics, logic diagrams and engineering drawings.

  • Conduct rounds in Good Manufacturing Practices (also see cGMP) and non-GMP buildings, troubleshoot GMP equipment and systems.

  • Train peers and mechanics on equipment supported by the Instrument Shop.

  • Ensure all maintenance activity is completed within designated timeframe filing proper documentation per Standard Operating Procedures as necessary for extensions.

  • Follow all Environmental, Health, and Safety requirements and protocols.

  • Make recommendations regarding improved machine performance.

  • Read and interpret detailed blueprints and schematics.

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



  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Excellent computer user skills

  • Functional or Technical Knowledge of basic discipline

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Sound interpersonal, decision making and problem solving skills


  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 2+ years of experience

  • Previous Biopharma experience

  • Knowledge of Food and Drug Administration PSM, Good Manufacturing Practices {also cGMP} policies and procedures

  • LIMS experience/knowledge of computer system hardware, infrastructure is highly desired.


  • Must be able to climb flights of stairs and be standing for ~1-2 hours at a time.

  • Must be able to lift up to 25lb

  • Must be able to complete gowning activities.

  • Practical knowledge of the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to handle hazardous materials throughout site.

  • •Ability to manage competing priorities within a given work shift.

  • Consecutive walking


• This role is primarily a 12-hour shift, 8:30am - 8:30pm on a rotating 3/2/2/3 schedule, which means every other weekend coverage is required. Occasional flexibility to work outside of regular schedule in order to meet business and/or customer needs.

Other Job Details:

  • Last day to Apply: November 22nd, 2023

  • Eligible for Relocation Assistance: NO

  • Work location: On premise

The salary for this position ranges from $25.31 to $42.19 per hour. In addition, this position offers eligibility for overtime, weekend, holiday and other pay premiums depending on the work schedule and the Company’s policies. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life’s moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site – U.S. Benefits | (uscandidates.mypfizerbenefits.com). Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided applies only to the United States - Massachusetts - Andover location.

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

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.