Pfizer Bioprocess Technician BPT IV in Sanford, North Carolina


The incumbent will be knowledgeable of process equipment and systems, manufacturing operations, and automation control (PLC, Delta V, etc) and their primary responsibility will be to execute process and equipment operation activities during manufacturing operations. The incumbent will assist with production activities across applicable disciplines in Fermentation, Media Prep, Purification, Buffer Prep, Process Support, and Chemistry working with the Management, Leads/Coordinators, and Process Engineers.

Conducts all activities that are in accordance with Company policies & SOPs, Pfizer Values, & global regulatory guidelines (including cGMP/cGLP/cGCP), environmental guidelines, as appropriate, etc. Advise management of non-conformance issues and opportunities for continuous improvement.


The incumbent is a skilled operator with knowledge of microbial Fermentation, Purification, Process Support, and Chemistry processes in the production of microbial vaccines and bulk intermediates. The incumbent is knowledgeable of required processing unit operations and control systems needed for operations. The incumbent works as part of the production team by executing and completing tasks. The incumbent performs scientific and operational tasks related to commercial and/or clinical manufacturing. The incumbent will work in support of 24 hour operations - working in various shifts. Job responsibilities include:

• Execute processing and operational activities in support of manufacturing per site Standard Operating Procedures in a safe and compliant manner. Requires detailed knowledge of the operational aspects for Fermentation, Media and Buffer Prep, Purification, and Chemistry.

• In addition to processing, cleaning, and operating major process equipment (tanks, fermentors, ultrafiltration units, centrifuges, column, etc.), job duties also include routine production preparation tasks such as preparing production glassware and other equipment by operating industrial washers and autoclaves, use calibrated scales to weigh out dry components and use graduated cylinders and flasks to measure liquids. Also, performs laboratory activities such as: performing sample dilutions, pH, and conductivity readings.

• Requires understanding of scientific principles, operational aspects of production equipment, automation control systems, processing requirements and any related procedural requirements with emphasis on microbial fermentation / purification processing.

• Requires understanding of continous improvement (CI) processes. Ability to use CI boards and provide input. Knowledgable with 5S process and have the ability to maintain 5S standards within the manufacturing areas.


• Bachelor's Degree with no industry experience required

• Associate's Degree with minimum 4 years direct regulated manufacturing pharma/biotech experience

• High School Diploma or equivalent with minimum 8 years direct regulated manufacturing pharma/biotech experience


Capable of sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time during the work shift. Must be able to work a rotating shift schedule to support a 24 hour manufacturing operation.


Must be able to work a rotating shift schedule to support a 24 hour manufacturing operation. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time. Must be capable of lifting 50 lbs. and must be capable of moving 300L portable vessels around.

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Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: 3/21/2019

  • Additional Location Information: Sanford, NC

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

R (Rotating) (United States of America)

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