Opportunity is here


Automation Engineer



Software Engineering
Andover, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 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

As an Automation Engineer you will provide engineering technical support related to the maintenance, installation, startup/commissioning, testing, and qualification of automation systems for process equipment and process related systems within a biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility. Also, provide some detailed engineering on change controls and limited functionality upgrades to existing systems.

How You Will Achieve It

  • The candidate requires working 1st shift hours to support multiple manufacturing suites, production support areas, CIP systems, and Infrastructure support systems.

  • The candidate should have the ability to troubleshoot multiple platform automation systems, with a focus on Allen-Bradley PLC’s and GE iFix systems.

  • The candidate will work with maintenance technicians to help resolve automation related issues.

  • Job requirements may involve cell culture, harvest, or purification process equipment automation design, development of user requirement specification (URS), functional requirement specification (FRS) and configuration specification (CS).

  • The ability to support commissioning plans, validation/qualification documents, execution of commissioning plans, troubleshooting, executing the qualification activities, assisting maintenance, attending necessary meetings and maintaining specific training requirements.

  • The position may require equipment maintenance history review, investigation and audit support.



  • Applicant must have High School Diploma (or Equivalent) with 6+ years of relevant experience;
  • OR an Associate's degree with 4+ years of experience;
  • OR a Bachelor's degree with 0+ years of experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Microsoft Applications skills
  • Computer networking, programming experience
  • Relational Database experience


  • Demonstrated experience in a relevant manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge and experience with Drug Product processing and equipment
  • Knowledge of automation systems


Ability to communicate.

Ability to work on teams.


The candidate requires working 1st shift hours.

M-F 5 days per week.

The candidate should be available to provide off shift support as needed.

Other job details

Relocation support available: yes
Work Location Assignment: On Premise

Last date to apply: 11/23/2023

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $62,800.00 to $104,500.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer’s Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 7.5% of the base salary. 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 does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.

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.