Senior Mechanical Engineer

Andover, Massachusetts, United States
Oct 11, 2023
Dec 16, 2023
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate

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 managing the maintenance and reliability engineering activities involving the redesign, maintenance, and repair of utilities systems, buildings, and production/non-production equipment.

As a Mechanical Engineer, your breadth of knowledge on internal or external business challenges will help us improve our engineering products, processes, and services. You will provide technical guidance and collaborate with team members to help in problem solving.

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

How You Will Achieve It

  • Provide detailed, technical, robust design and operational solutions in support of plant utility systems, including, HVAC systems, chillers, chilled water systems, cooling towers, plant steam, chilled process glycol systems, heating hot water systems, freezers and cold rooms, Fume hoods, Biosafety Cabinets, Fire protection systems, building automation systems, and associated controls.
  • Design experience with equipment including: cooling towers, chillers, packaged and custom HVAC units, dehumidifiers, fans, pumps, heat exchangers, control valves and associated instrumentation.
  • Develop conceptual and basis of design level design approaches and documentation.
  • Experience with systems including: variable exhaust and supply, combustible and non-combustible dust collection, air to air, air to water and water to water heat recovery, general and process exhaust, ventilation and general HVAC.
  • Experience with developing building automation system (BAS) control philosophy, details, sequence of operations.
  • Construction Administration experience including developing punch lists, RFI response, reviewing drawings, and reviewing submittals.
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Asset Management Solution or other CMMS applications required
  • Support operations by ensuring that equipment and facilities are operating and designed to meet the requirements of manufacturing.
  • Manage multiple projects and ongoing work activities within the division typically involving cross-functional representatives.
  • Support maintenance work management and the design, installation, commissioning, qualification of equipment.
  • Lead and provide technical engineering oversight to develop scopes of work, project execution plans, and associated engineering studies for equipment component installation etc.
  • Perform equipment evaluations to determine and justify new / replacement equipment and incorporate into Utility Master Plan and site capital plan.
  • Provide input to capital project design with respect to equipment selection and specifications.
  • Provide technical engineering oversight to develop project execution plans, and associated engineering studies for equipment component selection and installation etc.
  • Develop and establish strategies and methods that improve preventive maintenance processes and procedures resulting in enhanced equipment performance
  • Ensure that all work is performed in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOPs), Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), safety procedures, quality standards, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, other regulatory agency standards, and good maintenance practices.
  • Provide good judgment and innovation by utilizing and adapting a broad knowledge of engineering principles and practices acquired through progressive experience.
  • Facilitate and participate in equipment-based Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) investigations






  • Applicant must have a High School Diploma (or Equivalent) with 10+ years of relevant experience;
  • OR an Associate's degree with eight years of experience;
  • OR a Bachelor's degree with at least 5+ years of experience;
  • OR a Master's degree with more than three years of experience;
  • OR a Ph.D. with 0+ years of experience.
  • Industry experience with plant utility operations and mechanical systems design
  • Experience with preventive and predictive maintenance programs
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply Process Safety Management elements
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Asset Management Solution or other CMMS applications required
  • Ability to shift priorities according to changes in departmental/facility needs and be open to different ideas/approaches





  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices), Food and Drug Administration, current pharmaceutical industry standards, and/or other regulations is preferred
  • Project Management experience
  • Relevant pharmaceutical experience
  • CEM (ertified Energy Manager) Training





  • Work will include walking throughout the manufacturing suite, including up and down stairs.
  • Sitting, bending, standing





  • Standard day shift hours.
  • Some travel may be required for training (less than 5%)
  • May involve occasional weekend work and work outside normal office hours as business needs.


Relocation support available: yes
Work Location Assignment: On Premise

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $90,800.00 to $151,300.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 12.5% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life's moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site - U.S. Benefits | ( Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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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.