Maintenance Technician III




Sanford, NC


Position summary

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.

Your prior work experience and ability to apply your breadth of knowledge will help you adapt the standard methods and procedures. You will help us identify required delivery and process improvements that drive increased efficiency, throughput and quality. You will arrive at decisions on which methods and procedures are the best fit for different work situations.

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

  • Position is responsible for:

  • Manage mid sized projects related to maintenance/calibration equipment improvements

  • Troubleshooting and repair of Electrical, Mechanical, Automation equipment and systems at the highest level

  • Support production automation including troubleshooting PLC code and providing Delta V and database support.

  • Provide oversite for process equipment, Clean utilities and HVAC systems.

  • Perform duties in a safe manner with a focus on Zero Injuries

  • Follow all SOP and cGMP requirements

  • Assist with performing corrective maintenance activities on equipment in support of the continuous operation of the Sanford facility, including manufacturing, utilities and quality control equipment/systems

  • Assist with perform predictive, preventive and corrective maintenance activities for GMP equipment

  • Troubleshoot and resolve equipment issues in a timely manner utilizing DMAIC techniques

  • Document all work order activities in EAMS and relevant equipment logs

  • Read and follow equipment schematics, logic diagrams and engineering drawings

  • Assist with the end of shift turn over process

  • Assist/Participate with continuous improvement activities

  • Lead and/or participate in continuous improvement activities

  • Occasionally lead small teams to support troubleshooting or continuous improvement activities.

  • Perform end of shift turn over process.

  • Lead continuous improvement activities (start to completion)

  • Positions will provide direction and coordination to other maintenance technicians in the absence of management.

  • Provide off-shift and on call support when necessary.

  • Perform as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for an assigned area/skill set.

  • Complete final reviews of work orders for completion in the EAMS system.

  • Support engineering projects:

    • select and install appropriate equipment - Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT)
    • Support project needs, SME



  • Minimum of AAS degree in Mechanical, electrical, electronics, instrumentation, industrial technology or related field of study with at least 10 years of experience working with equipment maintenance in a cGMP environment, or equivalent.
  • A HS diploma with 15 years of relevant experience is also acceptable.


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Pharmaceutical and/or Bio-Pharmaceutical experience and knowledge of {Current} Good Manufacturing Practices {part of GxP} operations



  • Positions requirements are typical for a manufacturing plant-based work environment with significant shop floor exposure.  Routine lifting, sitting, standing, walking and bending is required. Specific PPE requirements, including clean room gowning, which is frequently required. There are no unusual mental requirements for this position.


Primary shift hours are day shift M-F but must be flexible to work overtime and occasional weekends.

Work Location Assignment: On Premise

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.


Why you should apply for a job to Pfizer:

  • 4.1/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.6/5 in supportive management

  • 78% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 79% would recommend this company to other women

  • 81% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • 23-25 Week Maternity Leave (Fully paid for birth parents)

  • Family building benefits include $35,000 fertility services + $25,000 adoption and surrogacy services

  • Pfizer is a founding member of Healthcare Businesswomen's Association Gender Parity Collaborative