Pfizer CQ Investigations Lead in Rocky Mount, North Carolina

The CQ Lead Investigator supervises a group of Quality Engineers who perform investigations on laboratory deviations and laboratory and manufacturing investigations related to Out of Specification (OOS), Out of Limit (OOL) and Questionable (Q) results at Rocky Mount site. The person needs to have good leadership skills to facilitate team work among colleagues within the Rocky Mount site as well as external colleagues within and outside Pfizer organization.

• Consistently adheres to company, site, and laboratory safety rules and immediately raises any safety issues with management as soon as they are identified.

• Follows procedures at all times, adopting cGMP, cGDP practices.

• Possesses technical competencies of analytical techniques, such as non-instrumental wet chemistry techniques, Manual Titrations, pH, Conductivity, Autotitrations, UV-Vis, Polarimeter as wells as more advanced techniques, such as GC, HPLC, AA, FTIR, ICP-MS, etc.

• Has familiarity with package components test and requirements.

• Has general understanding of manufacturing processes and documentation.

• Provides guidance for investigational strategy; reviews and approves investigational protocols and reports; ensures correct root cause identifications and implementation of appropriate CAPAs

• Tracks and trends investigational metrics.


• Minimum of 8 years' experience in a science related position, pharmaceutical industry preferred

• 5 years' experience in a manufacturing site

• 4 or more years in a pharmaceutical facility

• Minimum 2 years leadership experience

• BS degree in science field is required and advanced degree (MS or Ph. D degree) preferred

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail.

• Proficient with Microsoft Office

• Experience in TrackWise, LIMS, SAP DMS, rDoc and PDOC system and Change Control preferred

• Capable of organizing data from multiple sources, extracting key information and writing reports and summaries

• Demonstrated ability to write logically and consistently

• Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills

• Proficient with investigational methodologies

• Resourceful and innovative approach

• Ability to work cross-functionally with a diverse team


Stand up for up to 4 hours, sit for up to 8 hours, walking, climbing stairs, responding to visual warning indicators, respond to audible warning indicators, respond to color or special visual indicators, wear specialized protective clothing (lab coat, safety glasses, gloves, face shield/goggles, apron), repetitive use of upper extremities.


There are no out of the ordinary travel or shift requirements associated with the position. Individual will be expected to work nonstandard schedule as needed to support the business objectives

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: July 28, 2017

  • Grade: Hospira Grade 16

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