PSSM Controls System Administrator

Pfizer Inc.

Groton, CT

Job posting number: #7115792 (Ref:4870091)

Posted: November 10, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Why Patients Need You

Everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to the quality and the delivery of safe and effective products to patients. Our science and risk-based compliant quality culture is flexible, innovative, and customer oriented. Whether you are involved in development, maintenance, compliance or analysis through research programs, your contribution will directly impact patients.

What You Will Achieve

Accountable for developing, implementing, supporting, and administrating automation, control and historian software applications within both API and Drug Product manufacturing environments. Work includes programming, testing, debugging and installation of new applications within a cGMP environment, as well as assisting with start-up preparation and support. Works under the guidance of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Small Molecule (PSSM) Automation Lead

How You Will Achieve It

Eager to learn the skills required to:

Implement and/or manage software projects to enhance capabilities of the automation systems to meet the needs of PSSM, as additional unit operations, projects and facilities are evolved.

Implement and/or manage software projects to improve the visibility of automation data, collaborating with other sites and Pfizer Global Supply to ensure common approaches.

Support production start-ups by assisting with recipe configuration and process graphic configuration

Oversight of system administration and system maintenance activities.

Support automation architecture related to process analytical technology and advanced process control.

Implement and/or manage software projects to integrate automation data with other systems such as Lab Execution Systems.

Collaborate with third parties to delivery on automation needs.



Relevant BS degree (e.g., Chemical Engineering or Computer Science) with 2 or more years of experience


Knowledge of chemical manufacturing processes.

Desire to apply skills to automating chemical processes

Experience implementing an automation project


Candidate must be physically capable of working in a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility and development laboratory.


This role may require international travel.

Other Job Details

Relocation support available

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.

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