Pfizer Chemical Operator Assistant (second shift) in Kalamazoo, Michigan
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, fermentations, extractions, distillations, absorptions, 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 mixers, grinders, filter presses, dryers, filtering equipment, pumps, and filling machines. 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.
Functional/Technical Knowledge: Knowledge of basic discipline. 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.
Teamwork/Influence: Contacts are primarily within immediate work group or within normal process-related work flow.
Time Span of Work: Daily tasks and deliverables. Results can usually be measured on daily or weekly basis.
General Characteristics: Everyone a leader..."Find a way to lead." Learning the organizational "ropes". Learn activities and tasks associated with own role. Intro to leadership/values. Alert to how some leader behaviors apply to self and role.
Focus on Performance: Consistent delivery of assigned, on-time, as promised, high quality work. Basic company/industry knowledge (purpose/products/structure). Strong evidence of curiosity and some signs of initiative. Begins developing relationship networks.
Inclusive Environment: Welcomes new members. Advocates for inclusion of others. Shares information with teammates/work partners. Works well with people who have different ideas, perspectives and cultural backgrounds. Shows empathy and understands the importance of being sensitive to others' feelings.
Open Discussion and Debate: Shows curiosity about, and openness to, other points of view. Has basic awareness of his/her impact. Accepts and uses feedback. Listens actively and clarifies expectations. Demonstrates courtesy and professionalism in interactions with others. Expresses frustrations and concerns in an appropriate manner/avoids sarcasm. Supports decisions even if own opinion doesn't prevail.
Manage Change: Reacts helpfully to imposed/unanticipated changes when announced. Asks for assistance if necessary. Contributes to creative conversation (e.g., brainstorming and innovation). Adapts successfully to shifting priorities, modifications to procedures and processes.
Develop People: Contributes when team is in feedback "mode". Offers own feedback. Helps to clarify comments of others. Shows evidence of concern for own and others' development. Shows an interest in continuous learning and personal development. Accepts and acts on feedback and coaching.
Align Across Pfizer: Works well with colleagues from other business units. Asserts own point of view but puts equivalent energy into seeking and trying to understand other functional/unit perspectives. Learns the firm's values and vision. Complies with all firm policies and procedures. Shows concern for company-wide well-being.
Education: High school diploma / general education degree (GED)
Experience: Completion of operator training program and required on the job experience as an Chemical Operator Assistant
Candidates with an Associate's Degree and 6 months of prior experience in a light industrial setting working with chemicals is highly preferred and may differentiate candidates during the
Considerable standing, walking, climbing of stairs and ladders, lifting and moving of containers up to 25 kg. 7 day work schedule with up to 12 hour shifts when needed.
Work Environment: Frequent exposure to airborne particles; must work near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment may be loud. Use of hearing and eye protection is required.
Certificates, Licenses or Registrations: Fork-lift certification, as required
Language Skills: Effective written and oral communication
Computer Skills: Microsoft Applications
Colleagues who are issued an Incident Final Warning (IFW) on or after January 1, 2016, are not eligible to post and compete for a position for a period of 12-months from the date an IFW is issued.
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Last Date to Apply for Job: August 14, 2107
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