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Job Summary

Mcpherson, KS
Other/Not Classified
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
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HVAC Subject Matter Expert (SME)

About the Job


To provide Utilities Engineering expertise specifically for the McPherson site HVAC systems (cGMP and non-cGMP) e.g. AHU’s, LAF’s, exhaust, oil free compressed air (OFCA), nitrogen, and vacuum systems serving manufacturing and laboratory spaces.

This role focuses on optimizing equipment and systems performance, improving reliability, driving continuous improvement, troubleshooting fault finding, asset replacement planning and system capacity planning.

The job-holder works as part of a multi-functional Utilities team and will be expected to be flexible and agile in support of the group’s overall mission. 

The role will include reviewing compliance documentation and regulatory audit attendance


  • Become the system matter expert (SME) for all cGMP and non-cGMP HVAC, OFCA, & vacuum based utility systems.
  • Become the first point of contact for all operational issues relating to these systems.
  • Own and contribute to investigations via Quality Tracking System (QTS)
  • Track utilities consumption, spend, and report on metrics.  Document in Pfizer’s Enablon system. 
  • Implement CI projects on all systems and ensure they are operating at optimum.
  • Approve systems changes under cGMP or GEP change management processes. 
  • Monitor reliability and up time with the aim to improve systems by identifying gaps.
  • Oversee statutory inspections and minimize down time while maintaining compliance.
  • Gain a full understanding of the utilities systems interdependencies and the criticality of all GMP systems on site.
  • Develop capacity models for all systems and equipment and feed into the Site Master-planning process.
  • Engage with outside vendors where appropriate.
  • Develop asset lifecycle replacement plan, obtain funding and implement replacement projects.
  • Take responsibility for all aspects of Capex / Opex projects on the responsible systems incl. system design, installation, commissioning qualification and handover. Ensure all aspects are executed in line with Pfizer Engineering standards and practices. No project changes are to be implemented on utilities systems without full oversight and approval.
  • Ensure all systems drawings and data are reviewed regularly and kept in an as-built state.
  • Complete periodic reviews as necessary.
  • Own and contribute to investigations via Quality Tracking System (QTS)


  • BS in Engineering required with Mechanical preferred, Chemical or Electrical with requisite experience
  • Progressive experience (5-7 years) in pharmaceutical and/or related regulated industries in a management/leadership role, i.e. prior experience of working as SME is preferred.
  • Working on full lifecycle capital projects-from inputting to design specs through to handover to operations.                                
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical and process systems employed in the pharmaceutical manufacturing process.
  • Good working knowledge of applicable regulations and codes.
  • Knowledge of GMP/clean utilities and operations (WFI, Purified Water, Clean Steam, Reverse Osmosis, Process Gasses, and HVAC systems).
  • In-depth knowledge of core principles across utilities engineering areas, facility design and Good Engineering Practice (GEP) is required.
  • Have worked in a sustaining, operations and/or project management role previously with extensive knowledge of how equipment design & handover should be influenced to improve reliability and start-up.


Lifting, sitting, standing, walking, bending, ability to perform mathematical calculations and ability to perform complex data analysis


First shift Monday through Friday.  Some projects & initiatives may require evening and weekend work.

Extended hours during the biannual plant shutdowns (summer & winter)

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.

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  • Last Date to Apply: July 22, 2018

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


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