Reliability 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

Reliability Engineer is responsible for increasing reliability, sustainability, and maintainability of a GMP biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility. Examples of supported systems include production equipment such as bioreactors, fermenters, ultrafiltration skids, Clean - In - Place (CIP) skids and facility equipment such as Air Handling Units (AHU), Water for injection (WFI) systems, Environmental Rooms, and other supporting equipment.

  • Responsible for providing technical and engineering support to maximize site equipment availability, reliability and reduce maintenance costs through system and process implementation.
  • Develop and establish strategies and methods that improve preventive maintenance processes and procedures resulting in enhanced equipment performance.
  • Technically support all aspects of maintenance operations while ensuring compliance with SOPs, cGMPs, safety procedures, quality standards, OSHA standards, other regulatory agency standards, good maintenance practices, and corporate initiatives.


How You Will Achieve It

  • Provide technical support for equipment and process improvement initiatives using simple and advanced problem-solving techniques.
  • Facilitate and participate in equipment-based Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) investigations.
  • Evaluate CMMS work order data for repair trends and chronic issues for review.
  • Recommend corrections to existing equipment conditions to move towards a "World Class" maintenance organization.
  • Review PM and corrective work order activities and initiate corrective action as necessary after review.
  • Represent Facilities/Maintenance Department projects and work with Project Engineering to facilitate requested project implementations.
  • Coordinate activities for Reliability Engineering programs (i.e Predictive Maintenance (PdM), Mechanical Integrity (MI), Calibration)
  • Represent Equipment Reliability and Standards Department as part of project teams and works with Project Engineering to facilitate requested project implementations.
  • Utilizes Reliability Centered Maintenance Analysis (RCM), Weibull analysis, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), and Pareto analysis, Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), HAZOP analysis, Age Exploration Process (AE), Six Sigma (Process Excellence) and predictive technologies etc.




  • Applicant must have a High School Diploma (or Equivalent) and 8 years of relevant experience OR an associates degree with 6 years of experience OR a bachelors with at least 3 years of experience OR Masters with more than 1 year of experience.
  • Experience with Root Cause Failure Analysis, Equipment Criticality Ranking, PM/PdM optimization, and/or Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
  • Understanding and experience with process automation systems
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Current Good Manufacturing Practices {part of GxP}
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Excel



  • Experience in BioPharma or Pharmaceutical environment is a plus.
  • Maintenance or Reliability Engineer with preventive and predictive maintenance programs is preferred.
  • Preferred candidate should have hands on experience working with equipment and systems as a shop mechanic, technician, or plant engineer.
  • Knowledge of instrumentation, mechanical engineering and maintenance practices
  • Development in strong leadership, organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with engineers and shop craft-persons.
  • Ability to instruct craftsmen and provide on the job training.
  • Prioritizing multiple commitments with limited assistance and technical problem solving ability.
  • Ability to shift priorities with assistance according to changes in departmental/facility needs and be open to different ideas/approaches.
  • Be highly motivated, show initiative, and work well independently or in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead through influence and leadership skills in consensus and team building across functions and levels in the organization
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply Process Safety Management elements, especially Change of Design and Quality Assurance/Mechanical Integrity
  • Demonstrated skills in using a wide range of computer systems and software such as Microsoft Office Suite, reliability analysis software, and computerized maintenance management systems





  • Physical Demands: standing, walking, climbing stairs, lifting / lowering up to 50 lbs, desk/ computer work.
  • Work Environment: Area safety precautions and requirements must be adhered to.
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations as well as complex data analysis.





  • 1st shift, Monday-Friday (8am - 5pm)
  • Minimal travel for investigating new technologies, vendor audits, etc.
  • Ability to work off shift (Nights and Weekends) as needed
  • Ability to work in a clean room environment


Work Location Assignment: On Premise




  • Last Date to Apply for Job: May 30, 2023
  • Referral Bonus Eligibility: YES
  • Eligible for Relocation Package:No


The annual base salary for this position ranges from $75,700.00 to $126,300.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 10.0% of the base salary. 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.