Associate Manager – Automation & Instrumentation


Job title: Associate Manager – Automation & Instrumentation

Company: Pfizer

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 role in the management of manufacturing information systems to improve manufacturing success rates and ensuring zero down time.

As a Senior Associate, your knowledge and skills will contribute towards the goals and objectives of the team. Your focus and 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 dedication that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Contribute to the completion of projects, manage own time on agreed targets, develop plans for own projects and leads small project teams.
  • Monitor, generate and complete the periodic review, validation master plan for the automation engineering program.
  • Demonstrate good planning, organizing, time management and team participation skills.
  • Responsible for routine and preventive maintenance work, ensure all the equipment and facilities work safely, efficiently and reliably.
  • Generate and develop standard operating procedures and system support.
  • Analyze operational process problems and recommend appropriate corrective and preventative actions.
  • Manage change control authoring and execution.
  • Provide 24x7x365 support of our automation systems and perform automation activities for capital and non-capital projects.
  • Modify moderately complex to highly complex control logic that requires a degree of scientific and/or manufacturing process expertise.
  • Mentor and guide junior staff and serve as a technical trainer, whenever necessary.
  • Clearly communicate progress and issues to peers.
  • Maintenance of PLCs, DCS, SCADA and various Electronic field instruments and sensors
  • Operation and maintenance of pharmaceutical equipment
  • Building Management Systems and Environmental Management system
  • Troubleshooting of automation related issues
  • Awareness of vendor base for automated systems
  • Primary onsite Subject Matter Expert to the team for controls, instrumentation, operator interface, vision systems and batch manufacturing system
  • Co-ordinate in Design, engineering and technology selection (related to automation)
  • Generation and revision of specifications (URS)
  • Programming of automated systems
  • Prepare engineering drawings
  • Create, update and review Automation Life Cycle documents
  • Coordinate with CFTs for URS/DQ/IQ/OQ and PQ of all relevant equipment
  • New equipment installation support (related to automation)
  • Provide onsite support in start-up and commissioning of new equipment or upgrades to existing equipment on aspects related to automation
  • Supports or leads new equipment initiatives by applying existing controls and instrumentation solutions
  • Initiate change controls for automated aspects and procedures.
  • Preventive and corrective maintenance
  • Identify, implement and execute preventative maintenance of equipment
  • Ensure controls and instrumentation maintenance activities conform to GxP’s, SOP’s, OSHA, and environmental requirements
  • Ensure that all applied technologies are practical, operator friendly, and reliable
  • Should act with Integrity in each and every activity
  • Should raise concerns and encourage colleagues to report Integrity issues
  • Contribute to continuous process improvements initiatives
  • Ensures that supporting GMP relevant documentation (SOPs, SOIs) is generated and maintained.
  • Preparation and Review of respective Documents / Procedures.
  • Trend the breakdowns /concerns of the equipment and implement corrective actions to improve the reliability of the equipment.
  • Effective communication with original equipment manufacturer to address / resolve the repetitive issues.



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 6+ years of demonstrated experience in Electrical/Electroncis/Instrumentation/Automation/Computers Engineering
  • Experience with writing software test plans, user requirements, and system design documents
  • Experience on Automation Compliance projects
  • Familiar with process controls equipment
  • Strong knowledge of Computerized Systems, Compliance regulations and standards
  • Teamwork spirit, good communication skills and training abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal effectiveness and communication skills {written and oral}


  • Master’s degree
  • Relevant pharmaceutical experience
  • Understanding of programming, and proficiency in at least one language

Work Location Assignment: On Premise

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



Expected salary:

Location: Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Job date: Fri, 15 Jul 2022 07:36:12 GMT

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