Senior Associate - Automation

Full time Full day
The role of Automation engineer is a vital part of pharmaceutical manufacturing as it promotes streamlining of processes, which can lead to a fully complained cost-effective and efficient system

The primary purpose of this position is to ensure all established systems are in place and being utilized appropriately in compliance with Quality and EHS Compliance and Data Integrity requirements. The role is responsible for ensuring that automation system is updated, and outcome are supporting operations meeting production targets and organizational goals

The role is also responsible to stay connected with Pfizer Global Engineering and network support team to update site automation system and stay current with local requirements to ensure 100% compliance. Ensuring timely calibration of system and periodic update is also a primary responsibility

Ensure all the system is operational and periodic update is being done as per local and PGS Karachi expectations, and all the abnormal conditions, malfunctioning of system or any related incidents are being reported to Manager Compliance, Automation and System promptly including reporting to gQTS and Compliance team

  • Effectively maintain and ensure site automation system in compliance with local drug act, PQS, EHS and corporate compliance requirements

  • You will be responsible for implementing and periodic testing of automation system of plant machinery and processes to ensure production continuity

  • Responsible for exploring and implementing new ways to improve automation and systems, implementing and testing automation equipment and processes to keep updated

  • Perform programming of new/upgraded automation system, Identifying quality issues and log incidents in gQTS. eliminating defects and errors with product and software

  • Responsible to ensure that, basic elements of automation systems are functional including measurement, control, actuators, and reporting

  • Responsible to maintain and perform Computer System Validation for all computer-based systems at PGS Karachi (except quality system) used at any point in the manufacturing process including but may add more; PLC system, EAMS, EMS , BMS , Cyber Security System for GMP critical data saving / archiving at PGS Karachi

  • Identify new opportunities, capable to understand designs for hands-on simulating and testing of processes or equipment to ensure they function as per requirements, Programming new automated components to the manufacturing process

  • Responsible to provide feedback and expectations to capital team for preparing capital plan to meet site requirements

  • Developing and maintaining clear and accurate documentation of automation equipment or processes

  • Responsible to promptly perform/manage troubleshooting of automated processes or equipment when errors occur to avoid major downtime

  • Encourage team and contractors to speak-up at any forum within Pfizer or report to Compliance team for any unusual or inappropriate act/scenario or harassment or in case of any retaliation from any colleague or vendor

  • Provide 24x7x365 support of our automation systems and perform automation activities for capital and non-capital projects

  • Modify moderately complex to highly complex control logic that requires a degree of scientific and/or manufacturing process expertise

  • Mentor and guide junior staff and serve as a technical trainer, whenever necessary

  • Clearly communicate progress and issues to peers

Qualification: Bachelor’s in electronic / electrical / Instrumentation and Industrial control engineering. Master’s in engineering or MBA will be an added advantage

Experience: Minimum of 2-3 years of Pharma experience of well repute, Basic understanding of GMP, Data Integrity, CFR21 Part 11, Strong communication skills including written & verbal


Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates


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