Pfizer Assistant Chemical Operator in Kalamazoo, Michigan

ROLE SUMMARY* Performs duties required in operating a variety of equipment used in his/her assigned area of the Division, maintaining responsibility for tasks as assigned. Dependent upon area of assignment, this may include complex chemical reactions, extractions, distillations, crystallizations, filtrations and drying operations.* Operates automatic and manual chemical process equipment of varying complexity in various production processes in accordance with operating procedures. Equipment includes filtering equipment, reactors, and pumps. Performs quality control analyses as required to complete in-process batches and identifies variations. Processes may generate high pressure and/or critical reactions and requires training in hazardous material handling and emergency procedures.ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES•Functional/Technical Knowledge: Knowledge of basic disciplines. Limited knowledge of industry practices and standards.•Problem Solving and Innovation: Develop solutions to routine problems following established Pfizer policies and procedures.•Discretion, Latitude, Level of Independence: Closely supervised. Follows specific, detailed instructions.•Impact and Organizational Contribution: Contributes to the completion of routine tasks.BASIC QUALIFICATIONS•Education: High school diploma / general education degree (GED) plus either an Associate's degree or six months' work experience (e.g. current or previous Pfizer colleague; Mfg, Pkg or Veterans/Military relevant experience.•* Language Skills: Effective written and oral communicationPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS•Experience: Completion of operator training program and required on the job experience as an Operator Assistant•* Certificates, Licenses or Registrations: Fork-lift certification, as required••* Computer Skills: Microsoft ApplicationsPHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTSPhysical Demands: Considerable standing, walking, climbing of stairs and ladders, lifting and moving of containers up to 25 kgWork Environment: Use of required Safety equipment; working near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment may be loud. Use of hearing and eye protection is required.Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.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, , 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.