Sr. Production Equipment Operator – Commodity Prep 2p-10p


Associate, 1+ Years


Pharmaceutical and biotechnology

Employment Type

Full Time


Rocky Mount, NC



Job Description

Why Patients Need You

Our breakthroughs would not make it to the hands of patients without our pharmaceutical manufacturing 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

Your expertise in the manufacturing domain will help Pfizer with the operations required for the assembly and packaging of finished goods. You will manage product finishing scheduling, setting up, operating, maintaining, and adjusting processes or packaging 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. You will be relied upon to maximize quality and efficiency; completing batch records and associated documentation, and working in an integrated computerized manufacturing environment.

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

How You Will Achieve It

  • Manage own time, professional development, prioritize work-flows and be accountable for own results.
  • Act as a skilled Packaging Operations Technician within {Current} Good Manufacturing Practices {part of GxP} regulated areas in the Packaging facility, reporting to the Packaging Team Leader.
  • Operate the appropriate assembly/packaging equipment per Standard Operating Procedures and Batch Records.
  • Ensures equipment is operational when returned after maintenance, and maintenance log is completed and accurate.
  • Work effectively within a team with moderate supervision, at times working cross functionally.
  • Able to perform calculations for percent accountabilities, reconciliation of numerical values.
  • Monitor, evaluate and adjust processes or packaging equipment to maximize quality and efficiency.
  • Conduct primary packaging process both in pilot/study and commercial lots that meet product specification as per approved Packaging Instruction and/or protocol.
  • Perform all manual packaging and inspection duties as required by operating unit.


    The Senior Production Equipment Operator  - commodity prep is responsible for the operation of several autoclaves and washers to sterilize commodities, clean equipment, machine components, tools and product.  This person will also load, unload, monitor, make minor repairs and use a variety of material handling assisting in the operating of assigned autoclaves. 


  • May operate any of several autoclaves to sterilize commodities, clean equipment, machine components, tools and product.  
  • Must read and interpret autoclave flow charts and use independent judgment, adjust/end autoclave cycles as well as use manual overrides.
  • Incumbent will also load, unload, monitor, make minor repairs and use a variety of material handling assisting in the operating of assigned autoclaves. 
  • Assist in material handling in the operation of assigned autoclave.
  • Recognize when processes, procedures, equipment, product, commodities, etc… are out of specification.  Failure to identify potential issues may result in spoiled batches, lots, loads, commodities, up to and including a product re-inspection/recall. 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or required.

  • Qualifications


  • Ability to function in a highly structured role requiring independent judgment.
  • May work as part of a self-directed team requiring the ability to work well with others.
  • Requires good basic mathematical skills including an understanding of the metric system (if required by a specific job).
  • The ability to plan and organize work under time pressures.
  • Ensure adherence to all plant safety rules in area of responsibility.
  • High School Diploma
  • Manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Nice-to-Have

  • Bachelor's Degree


  • Stand up to 10-12 hours per shift, sit for up to 5-6 hours per shift, regularly lift up to 50 pounds per activity 1 time per shift, occasionally lift a maximum of 50 pounds per activity 2 times per shift, occasionally may lift over 50 pounds with assistance, walk, climb stairs, climb ladders/walk on catwalks.
  • Use computer terminal 6 hours per shift, respond to visual warning indicators, respond to audible warning indicators, respond to color or special visual indicators, use powered material handling equipment, work around moving equipment, work with biological materials, work with chemicals, wear specialized protective clothing, wear a respirator, wear PPE (safety shoes/glasses/etc), work in hot or cold environment, work in hearing conservation area


    Weekends and OT may be required

    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.



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