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Pharmaceutical Assistant

McPherson, KS

Why Patients Need You

Our breakthroughs would not make it to the hands of patients without our pharmaceutical manufacturing team. We rely on a team of dedicated and agile members, who understand the importance and impact of their role in Pfizer’s mission. Patients need colleagues like you who take pride in their work and always look to improve outcomes. You will help to ensure that patients and physicians have the medicines they need, when they need them.

What You Will Achieve

As part of technical operations, you will perform light inspection and/or a limited number of manual and/or automated manufacturing support functions. In this role, you will also perform a verification of defects for development of defect kits. This may include line clearance, outfeed/accumulation, scale operation, overwrap, carton/casing, canning, labeling, capping stoppering, and equipment/machine cleaning and sanitation in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).

It is your hard work and focus that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Operate Dabricos, labelers, canning, casers, overwraps, checkweighers, cartoners and other machinery per assigned room.
  • Ensure product quality during the production process.
  • Perform line clearances and verify filter MIT’s.
  • Pull and deliver QC samples.
  • Check in cages and warehouse materials.
  • Perform pH testing (in-process) for fill lines and volume testing/leak tests.
  • Prepare documentation of sterilization and daily tags.
  • Notify Group Leader/Supervisor of all safety issues.
  • Maintain proper documentation – batch records, check sheets, logbooks.
  • Ensure preventative maintenance is current.
  • Perform all tasks in a safe manner and stay current with training requirements.
  • Perform room and equipment sanitation.
  • Equipment/machine cleaning and basic sanitation.
  • Ensure adherence to all plant safety rules in area of responsibility.



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 0-1 years experience working in a manufacturing and/or industrial type environment
  • Able to make minor mechanical machine adjustments.
  • Must be self-motivated, with a problem-solving mindset.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a part of a team.
  • When assigned to a fill line must be aseptically trained.
  • Must be able to communicate and work well interdepartmentally, as well as, with all plant departments.
  • Must be able to read and write, as well as follow written and oral instructions.


  • Pharmaceutical production experience


Physical/Mental Requirements

  • Required to do frequent lifting of 15-20 pounds and occasional lifting in excess of 25 pounds.
  • Vision must be correctable to 20/20.
  • Must be able to withstand exposure to inks, solvents and liquids.
  • Stand for up to 8 to 12 hours depending on assigned area.
  • Must be able to push, pull and/or lift above shoulders.
  • Push and pull heavy carts or tanks.

Non-Standard Work Schedule, Travel, or Environment Requirements

  • Schedule is Monday through Friday 6am - 6pm with one day off each week, and 1 Friday off each month.

Other Job Details:

  • Last Day to Apply: December 15, 2023
  • Work Location Assignment: On Premise

The salary for this position ranges from $16.04 to $26.73 per hour. In addition, this position offers eligibility for overtime, weekend, holiday and other pay premiums depending on the work schedule and the Company’s policies. 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.

Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided applies only to the United States - Kansas - Mcpherson location.Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. 

Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

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.

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