Pfizer Gene Therapy Operations Specialist I in Sanford, North Carolina


The Gene Therapy Operations Specialist works as part of a team to execute batch activities in a new state of the art gene therapy manufacturing facility in Sanford, NC. The incumbent is will be responsible for performing GMP activities in an assigned area, but is expected to begin learning operations across all areas and all products. In addition to operating equipment the operations specialist will be responsible for:

• Completing GMP documentation

• Performing operator care activities

• Identifying ways to improve work and implementing solutions

• Participating in investigations

In addition, the operations specialist may be assigned as a team member on cross functional teams and be given project assignment to develop problem solving, technical expertise, and leadership capability.

The incumbent must also comply with applicable safety, occupational health, loss prevention and environmental requirements.


  • Execute batch activities on-time and without injury or defects.

  • Monitor the status of training and complete all required training prior to performing associated tasks.

  • Update and maintain information in manufacturing support systems used for planning, variance tracking, and continuous improvement.

  • Proactively implement improvements to business and manufacturing processes that improve flexibility, eliminate waste, and reduce variability.

  • Maintain the accuracy of all documentation needed for operations including SOPs, batch records and compounding records.

  • Execute and sustain the components of the lean management system such as 5S, standard work, and visual management.

  • Role model OWNIT! behaviors.

  • Perform pre-task saftety checks and demonstrate commitment to developing and maintain a safe workplace.

  • Execute assigned activities associated with the operator care program.


  • A minimum of 0 - 2 years experience with a BS degree in any of the following preferred disciplines: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Microbiology or equivalent science related or engineering discipline.A minimum 2 - 4 years experience with a 2 year associates degree in a related discipline.


Some standing, ladder climbing, bending, pushing and lifting (up to 40 lbs.) may be required on a daily basis when the colleague is supporting work in manufacturing. Other job functions require working in an office setting where sitting and computer usage would be the norm.


It may be necessary to work shifts according to the manufacturing schedules.

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  • Last Date to Apply for Job: 26 March, 2018

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