Pfizer SVP R1 Solutions Production Technician in Rocky Mount, North Carolina


The Production Technician (SVP Solutions Operator) is required to comply with Hospira policies, procedures, quality standards, Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), as well as safety and environmental regulations.

The Production Technician will operate equipment that mixes active pharmaceutical ingredients, excipients and other components to specified standards following written directions from a batch record.


Responsible for weighing, measuring, and charging ingredients and inspecting solution complete dissolution.

Responsible for the pre/post cleaning of all equipment necessary for batch manufacture.

Responsible for maintaining proper process parameters. (i.e. mixing time, speed, temperature and any other applicable variables.

Prepares tanks, cleans tanks, and area related equipment before and after solution manufacturing.

Weighs drugs, cleans and sets up test filter, withdraws samples, performs some testing (ph, conductivity, oxidizable substances, etc) as needed for solution manufacture.

Performs in process pH checks for solutions and makes adjustments as needed.

Keeps accurate records as needed for solution manufacture and prepares solutions as directed by work order.

Documents work in the work order packages as needed.

Keeps accurate records as needed for solution manufacture and prepares solutions as directed by work order.

Documents work in the work order packages as needed.


  • High School/GED required

  • 2 years of Pharmaceutical Production Experience preferred.

  • A.S. degree or a Bachelors Degree in business, math, or science or similar field with minimum "c" average preferred.

  • Must be able to work with computerized drug weigh programs.

  • Have some knowledge of chemistry, the metric system, scales, and the filtration process.

  • Must be able to evaluate prepared solutions to confirm dissolution of all drug components.

  • Must be able to confirm cleaned equipment meets the requirements of "visually clean".

  • Operators are required to wear personal protective equipment as indicated by area standard operating procedures.

  • Must have the ability to recognize when processes, procedures, equipment, product, commodities, etc are out of specifications. Failure to exercise independent judgment may result in spoiled batches, lots, loads, commodities, up to and including a product re-inspection or recall. Improper use or monitoring of equipment may result in substantial downtime, equipment and material or product loss.


  • Must be able to read, interpret, and perform job duties as prescribed in the operating procedure.

  • Must demonstrate experience and competence in following detailed instructions.

  • Must be able to read and interpret equipment data and demonstrate ability to communicate work requirement and problems in a concise and accurate manner.

  • Must be able to work in a controlled temperature environment wearing clean room attire. On occasion, steam, noise, chemical odors, and fumes may be present.

  • Stand up to10 -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, walk, climb stairs, climb ladders/walk on catwalks, occasionally may lift over 50 pounds with assistance.


Schedule primarily night shift, 12HR, 7p-7a . Weekend and Holiday hours required in order to meet business and/or customer needs.

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: 4/17/2018 Additional Location Information: Rocky Mount, NCEligible for Relocation Package

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.