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Pfizer Manager, Qualified Utilities Engineer in Kalamazoo, Michigan


The mission of the Utilities Team is to provide the site a constant flow of reliable, compliant utilities that ranges from the Qualified Utilities (PW, WFI, Clean Steam, Pharm Air, etc...) to the Non-Qualified Utilities (Steam, Compressed Air, Chilled Water). The Qualified Utilities Engineer role functions as the "owner" and subject matter expert (SME) of generation and distribution systems for Validated Waters, Validated Gases along with other site Utilities. These utilities are the life-blood of the site and are expected to be operated in an efficient, reliable and compliant manner. In this function the Engineer will monitor and oversee the operation of the generation assets to ensure efficient operation and usage of the utility across the site. The Engineer will function as the customer project manager for capital projects that replace/upgrade these assets and systems. The Engineer will also function as the site focal point for projects that will impact the usage of the Qualified Utilities, entailing participation on project teams as necessary.


  • Technical expertise in the area of Qualified Utilities, which include Purified Water, Water for Injection, Clean Steam, Pharm Gases (Air and Nitrogen) and other site utilities

  • Develops solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity, innovation and creativity

  • Investigates Quality issues and deviations

  • Gathers, analyzes and interprets information from multiple sources in order to identify cause and effect relationships

  • Monitor and evaluate utility generation efficiency metrics, react/correct as necessary

  • Develop and maintain Utilities Master Plans

  • Participate in utilities audits

  • Member of the Site Energy Savings Team

  • Initiate capital projects for asset replacement/upgrade; provide scope and operations philosophy for such projects

  • Represents the organization as the contact on other site capital projects; maybe be a member of project teams as needed

  • Willingness to learn other areas of the Utilities business and contribute as needed



  • 9+ years of experience with a BS in Engineering (Mechanical or Chemical preferred) from an Accredited institution

  • 7+ years of experience with a MS in Engineering

  • Experience in large utility operations and maintenance in the areas of steam, compressed air and chilled water

  • Ability to effectively interface with the various organizations that consume utilities on the site

The ideal candidate with have extensive utilities experience in an industrial setting and familiar with Environmental requirements that pertain to utilities generation.



  • Design experience in Utilities applications

  • Experienced in a pharmaceutical, FDA-regulated manufacturing environment

Certificates, Licenses, or Registrations:

  • Professional Engineer (PE) License

  • Certified Energy Manager


The work environment ranges from office to anywhere in the plant.Colleague is frequently exposed to airborne particles and must work near moving mechanical parts.Colleague will be expected to access multiple levels of the utilities areas which entail use of stairways and ladders.Colleague will be subjected to a stressful environment when major utility systems are down due to an unplanned event.The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.Use of hearing, eye, hand and foot protection is required.Personal Protective Equipment applicable to the task must be worn at all times and is a condition of employment.


Weekend and off hours work occasionally required.

Supporting a 24/7 operation - call in for emergency situations.

Little off-site travel is anticipated.


  • Last Date to Apply: May 18, 2021

  • Eligible for Relocation Package

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.