Plant Engineer

Pfizer Inc.

Ringaskiddy, Ireland

Job posting number: #7134757 (Ref:pf-4878749)

Posted: March 17, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Why Patients Need You

Whether you are involved in the design and development of manufacturing processes for products or supporting maintenance and reliability, engineering is vital to making sure customers and patients have the medicines they need, when they need them. Working with our innovative engineering team, you'll help bring medicines to the world even faster by imagining what’s possible and taking action.

What You Will Achieve

Working with Pfizer’s dynamic engineering team, you will play a critical part in provides technical or business support to engineers on a variety of technical tasks. Your documentation skills will come in handy to prepare engineering documentation, reports and drawings. You will be conducting preliminary analysis of trajectory adequacy data, model dimensional consistency and quantitative judgements concerning technical data. You will also support the team by conducting tests and recording data to assist engineering evaluations.

As a Senior Associate, your knowledge and skills will contribute towards the goals and objectives of the team.  Your ability to meet team targets will help in completing critical deliverables. Your innovative use of communication tools and techniques will facilitate in explaining difficult issues and establishing consensus between teams.

It is your hard work and focus that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

The role of the plant engineer is to provide engineering support and leadership to a designated plant area. The key areas of responsibility for the Plant Engineer are maintenance/reliability engineering and production support

How You Will Achieve It

  • Contribute to the completion of projects, manage own time to meet agreed targets, develops plans for short-term work activities on own projects.
  • Work with the supervisor in leading the shift team to ensure safety and quality in all aspects of operations site wide.
  • Ensure that work performed by the assigned staff is accurate, timely, efficient and compliant with corporate policies, (Current) Good Manufacturing Practices (part of GxP) regulations, and Regulatory Agency requirements.
  • Provide technical expertise during audits, present or defend engineering systems, applicable change controls, investigations and equipment requalification packages to the regulatory agencies and ensure that all eco systems standards are audit ready.
  • Lead team to develop optimizations, determining the implementation approach and driving implementation.
  • Develop technical and operational standards and provide routine equipment technical support and troubleshooting for resolution of manufacturing issues, including control the maintenance spending on services and equipment for a given area.
  • Develop and maintain productive links with process equipment & technology suppliers and vendors.
  • Engage with teams when required to agree on the process for work prioritization.
  • Lead and own weekly team meetings, and develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Initial setup of positions and maintenance in the area as per site standards for criticality and inspections
  • Accept and work through project handovers
  • Setup critical spares
  • Solve problems related to equipment breakdown/reliability.
  • Continuously optimise maintenance practices to maximise plant reliability and minimize lifecycle cost.
  • Ensure that statutory and regulatory maintenance requirements are satisfied.
  • Manage and control the maintenance spending on services and equipment for a given area.
  • Provide technical expertise to the crafts group within area of responsibility.
  • Lead Equipment related Method 1 investigations
  • Compliance Support- Safety/Quality (run weekly PM & Calibrations Compliance meeting)
  • Support Campaign Start ups
  • Assist Operations and Value Streams with technical process related problems.
  • Carry out or provide technical direction on engineering studies related to new products or equipment.
  • Become involved in equipment/plant design to ensure that the equipment is fit for purpose, meets user, safety and GMP requirements and minimises life cycle cost.
  • Participate in safety reviews or HAZOPs as required



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • As a minimum the plant engineer shall possess a degree in Mechanical, Marine,, Chemical Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • 5 years of demonstrated experience in {Current} Good Manufacturing Practices {part of GxP} industrial experience, ideally covering Operations, Engineering, Projects and equipment qualification within bioprocess manufacturing
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical solutions for complex problems through equipment/process knowledge
  • Familiar with site Learning Management System and processes
  • Proven ability leading and working in cross functional teams, excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • The plant engineer shall be experienced and skilled at problem solving.
  • The plant engineer shall be customer focussed and flexible in order to meet changing business needs.
  • The plant engineer shall have experience of managing budgets and cost control.
  • The plant engineer shall have excellent organizational, planning and scheduling skills.
  • The plant engineer shall be capable of working independently or as part of a multi-disciplinary engineering team.
  • Contribute to healthy pro-active two-way communications within the team and cross-functionally.
  • The plant engineer shall have strong leadership qualities. A key part of the role is to continuously challenge customers, outside consultants and existing practices within the Engineering department to ensure that the service and solutions that are provided are optimised to meet business needs.


  • Master's degree
  • Relevant pharmaceutical experience
  • Knowledge of site operations.

Work Location Assignment: On Premise

Closing date for applications is 3rd of March 2023.

Additional Information 

  • In order to be considered for this position in Ireland you need to be legally eligible to work in Ireland. 

  • Please note there is no relocation support available for this position 


How to apply 

  • Make a difference today, all suitable candidates should apply with CV below.  We are looking forward to hearing from you! 


Breakthroughs that change patients' lives... At Pfizer we are a patient centric company, guided by our four values: courage, joy, equity and excellence. Our breakthrough culture lends itself to our dedication to transforming millions of lives. 

Digital Transformation Strategy

One bold way we are achieving our purpose is through our company wide digital transformation strategy. We are leading the way in adopting new data, modelling and automated solutions to further digitize and accelerate drug discovery and development with the aim of enhancing health outcomes and the patient experience. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to building a successful business. As an employer, Pfizer is committed to celebrating this, in all its forms – allowing for us to be as diverse as the patients and communities we serve. Together, we continue to build a culture that encourages, supports and empowers our employees. 



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Job posting number:#7134757 (Ref:pf-4878749)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Pfizer Inc.
New York,New York
United States
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