Pfizer Director/TL Engineering in Kalamazoo, Michigan


This position functions as a member of the Kalamazoo Leadership Team and provides strategic direction and leadership for the site engineering function which includes project engineering, reliability engineering, automation, utilities/facilities operations, maintenance, site services, integrated facilities mgmt. (IFM) and security.


  • Development, execution, and management of project engineering, reliability engineering, maintenance, IFM and security objectives, and direct expense budgets.•

  • Development, execution, and management of the site's Capital Plan and Site Master Plan.

  • Provides direction of site engineering projects for new construction and/or renovations at the site, which includes design, construction, budget and schedule management, commissioning, and completion.

  • Ensures all projects are designed and constructed in accordance with current GMP, safety, environmental, energy conservation, and local, state and/or federal regulations.

  • Provides direction for site's maintenance operation in the areas of manufacturing, utilities, and facilities, ensuring maintenance is operating per Pfizer/industry accepted best practices.

  • Provides direction for site's security operation, ensuring that security practices provide protection for the colleagues and contractors, as well as Pfizer property and product.

  • Collaborates and consults with appropriate Center functional groups (i.e. Global Engineering, Procurement and Security) to ensure alignment with Corporate and/or Divisional requirements regarding corporate guidelines, recommended best practices, and reporting requests.

  • Provides leadership in effective communications, managing change, Engineering performance, engineering talent development, and colleague engagement.


  • Education requirement - Bachelor of Science in Chemical, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering degree or the technical equivalent. Preferred M.S. in Engineering or M.B.A. Experience - Minimum of 10 years of related experience in project engineering and/or maintenance and facilities experience in a pharmaceutical, cGMP, or healthcare product manufacturing environment. Preferred drug product manufacturing experience. Minimum of 5 years at the managerial level successfully directing and developing staff level colleagues.


  • Demonstrated leadership, management, supervisory, and technical capabilities, track record for developing strong leaders, demonstrated change management skills, and a commitment to mutual accountability.

  • Strong knowledge of GMPs (US & EU), OSHA, ISO, and other regulatory agency standards and requirements applicable to Engineering within a pharmaceutical production facility.

  • Strong interpersonal, communication skills (written, verbal, presentation) are a must.

  • Understanding of a broad variety of capital project management practices, such as, but not excluded to, conceptual design, project cost assembly, project schedule assembly, value engineering, commissioning and qualification, etc.

Understanding of a broad variety of maintenance practices such as, planning and scheduling, reliability based maintenance, spare parts inventory management, etc

EEO & Employment Eligibility

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Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: July 1, 2018 Eligible for Relocation Package - Yes

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