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Pfizer: One of the World's Premier Biopharmaceutical Companies

Maintenance Team Leader



Full Time

On Site


Franklin, Ohio, United States

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

You will play a critical part in managing the maintenance and reliability activities involving the maintenance and repair of utility systems, buildings, and production/laboratory equipment. As a Team leader, you will lead work teams within your division, including the technical and financial resources of the team. You will use your experience and technical skills to coach your direct reports on day to day activities. You will be relied on to solve complex problems within your area of expertise. It is your diligent work and focus that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

The Maintenance Team Leader is responsible for leading Maintenance Colleagues to assist Operations and Quality in achieving targets through the execution of routine maintenance, calibration of equipment, and corrective work.


  • Manages work completed by staff, in compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), established SOPs, and environmental and safety regulations.

  • Monitors and assigns work orders and ensures proper documentation and timely closure.

  • Serves as administrator and SME for site computerized maintenance management system. Responsible for entering new equipment, managing changes, and all other aspects of system maintenance.

  • Leads Engineering Tier 1 Process Centric Team (PCT) to monitor and act on key metrics, execute standard work, and drive continuous improvement.

  • Leads long-range maintenance planning and performance improvement.

  • Collaborates cross-functionally with Quality and Operations, to ensure information is properly shared and production remains on schedule.

  • Supports continuous improvement initiatives related to compliance, safety, and production to minimize risk, ensure product quality and reduce waste through the application of tools related to LEAN manufacturing and Six Sigma such as OpEx and IMEx principles.

  • Ensures maintenance of all equipment and facilities, mitigating downtime and providing emergency breakdown repair service as required.

  • Manages maintenance operational expenses within budget and looks for opportunities to reduce expenses.

  • Provides technical input and assistance with coordination and escorting of outside vendors and contractors.

  • Actively engages in colleague development, including timely performance feedback/appraisals.

  • Ensures colleagues are trained and performing role efficiently within the appropriate procedures, specifications, and standards.

  • Schedules staffing, communicating with and recommending actions to leadership as needed.

  • Supports regulatory and customer audit tours. Leads quality, environmental, and safety incident investigations as required. Implements corrective and preventative actions.

  • Champions a safety culture ensuring team is adhering to safety requirements and reports events and near misses.

  • Uses lean tools to manage critical spare parts inventory ensuring critical spares are identified, sorted, stored, and replacements are ordered when parts are removed.

  • Timely review of maintenance, safety, and GMP documentation including logs, safety permits, calibration records and responsible for maintaining organized storage of files.

  • Assists Site Services Leader with special projects and other duties as assigned.



Education and prior Engineering or Maintenance experience required for this role. Prior experience to include providing maintenance support to manufacturing/quality processes as well as maintaining utility systems. Experience in troubleshooting, resolution of system issues, and performing PMs/implementing corrective solutions to ensure robust and reliable operations. Qualifying Military experience may also be considered in lieu of industrial experience. Specifics as follows:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate's degree with a minimum of 5+ years prior Engineering or Maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Working knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and PLC systems.

  • Able to read mechanical and electrical schematics.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate at all levels within the organization.

  • Intermediate computer skills with use of programs such as Word, Excel, and Outlook.


  • Experience in cGMP/Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Environment

  • Six Sigma Certification


  • Able to stand and frequently walk between areas to supervise and support activities.

  • Occasional bending, stooping, squatting, carrying and/or lifting to 25 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust and focus.

  • This position is required to wear personal protective equipment in certain areas.


  • Work schedule is day shift, Monday - Friday.

  • The work environment ranges from office, to plant, to maintenance shop.

  • Personal Protective Equipment applicable to the task and must be always worn.

  • Work outside of normal hours may be required on an infrequent basis to support planned shutdowns or significant production interruptions.


  • Last Date to Apply: April 11th, 2022

  • Eligible for Relocation Assistance

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

Sunshine Act

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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.