Pfizer Combination Products Engineer in Westport, Missouri


Supports life cycle maintenance, design, and development work to support the sites auto injector platforms at the St. Louis MO site to support FDA's Guidance on Combination Products. Investigates design concepts, ideas for product improvements and the creation of technical impact assessments / risk assessments as well as developing verification plans, test methods and data analysis of products at the site. Creates prototype parts in support of design concepts to be used in engineering testing and evaluations. Fabricates test fixtures/test items. Creates SOPs, test protocols and laboratory research reports as needed. Executes laboratory test protocols and documents results as per corporate policies. Responsible for documentation of development work in a Design History File.


  • Support the Product Technology team and sites efforts to comply with FDA's regulations and guidance documents on Combination Products

  • Draft technical impact assessments for changes and develop execution plans

  • Draft risk assessments, risk mitigation strategies and risk management plans

  • Draft/Update/Review and Approve Design History File documentation

  • Utilize Design History File documents to assess changes or modifications to existing auto injector platforms and to make recommendations for enhancements based on information obtained from the market place, suppliers or manufacturing.

  • Evaluate conceptual design changes or enhancements for existing auto injector products

  • Create or review/approve engineering and development documentation such as product requirements, detail drawings, assembly drawings, tolerance stack analyses, change orders, risk analyses, etc.

  • Write test protocols and reports using design control procedures and policies

  • Facilitate, support and /or execute verification of device components and / or delivery systems

  • Conduct investigations of delivery system failures to determine root cause and work with teams to implement appropriate corrective and preventative actions

  • Provide input and feedback on new drug delivery systems to R&D and other technical teams

  • Create test fixtures or components

  • Perform/Review Combination Product technical assessments

Review/Approve engineering prototypes for design concepts



Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials, Chemical or Manufacturing Engineering preferred with a minimum of 3 years' experience in the Pharmaceutical Combination Products or Device industries.



Conceptual design skills

Experience or knowledge in complying with FDA quality system regulations and EU medical device directives

Proficiency in design software (preferably Solidworks) and other general computer software such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, project planning etc.

Strong mathematical, analytical, and reasoning skills

Strong creativity and innovation skills

Strong research skills

Strong organizational skills

Being able to prioritize multiple responsibilities and to work on multiple tasks simultaneously

Responds to requests for service and assistance with professionalism, courtesy, and confidence

Strong in team work

Capable of working independently with minimal supervision

Strong oral communication

Strong written communication

Strong presentation skills

High level of attention to detail and accuracy

Understanding of Combinations Products Regulations and Design Controls

Preferred :

An appreciation of business acumen - demonstrates knowledge of market and competition

An appreciation of Human Factors Engineering - Usability Engineering


The employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear, stand and walk. Lifting boxes of 20 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus. Must be able to travel 25% of the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Must have the ability to simultaneously multi-task across multiple capabilities and functions and handle multiple competing priorities and requirements, including performing site and functional responsibilities, responding to frequent e-mail and phone communications and attending multiple meetings and conference calls. Note that these activities may not be time bound to core hours or presence at the site.

Must have the ability to work effectively under and manage to strict production, time and performance deadlines.

Must be willing and able to work beyond the hours typically defined as a "regular" workday, which may or may not include weekends and holidays.

Must possess a high level of manual dexterity

EEO & Employment Eligibility (KING SITES ONLY)

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This job is open only to Lawful Permanent Residents (as defined by 8 U.S.C. §1101(a)(20)), or Protected Individuals (as defined by 8 U.S.C. §1324b(a)(3), namely, U.S. Citizens, Refugees, and Asylees.

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Additional Offer Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: April 12, 2018

  • This job is Pfizer Exempt US Grade: 007

  • Eligible 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.