Pfizer Sr Automation Systems Analyst in Kalamazoo, Michigan


This role supports the process automation team for both the Drug Products and the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients. The successful candidate will assist with compliance, infrastructure, cybersecurity, and network tasks. This may include server and active directory configuration, switch and network design, network access point maintenance and configuration, general network troubleshooting, UPS maintenance, virtual machine and virtual cluster maintenance and configuration, user account reviews, data integrity assessments, system data tracking, and system license management. In addition there is a strong project management focus for project tracking data and team metrics. The role is designed with career progression paths for automation engineering, cybersecurity, compliance, and infrastructure depending on specialty. There are multiple analyst roles, and not every analyst will perform all the duties described.


  • Communicating and collaborating with operations and automation engineers to perform user account reviews

  • Updating Data Integrity Assessments and routing them through change control

  • Documenting and completing historian tag updates

  • Performing records retention tasks

  • Managing department systems and data related to obsolescence, software storage (TFS), Functional specification IDs, time tracking, shutdown project data tracking, EAMS support, and license management.

  • Managing training documentation for onboarding new colleagues, creating Computer Based Training and job aides to assist in training.

  • Assisting Compliance lead with strategy, methodologies, and SOP periodic review, CAS reviews, and other documentation.

  • Assisting Cybersecurity lead with strategy, methodologies and documentation of process and procedures. Assist with monitoring and data gathering required by ongoing programs. Possibility of building machines required for security or configuring machines to restrict use of USB or scan for USB. Installing patches.

  • Assisting Infrastructure lead with strategy, methodologies and documentation of process and procedures. Possibility of building virtual machines or other standard builds.

  • Network and UPS maintenance and troubleshooting

  • Assisting Project Management lead with strategy, methodologies and project tracking data and metrics.


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Assurance, Industrial Communications or equivalent technical degree.

  • Systems or Programming related education or experience

  • 5+ years' experience

  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Sharepoint

  • Good Organizational skills and can meet project task deadlines

  • Proven ability to work in team environment and contribute as a team member

  • Ability to learn new technologies and adapt to change


  • The ideal candidate should have background in cGMP regulations and the practical application of those methodologies to control systems.

  • MS Windows Server and Active Directory knowledge

  • OSI PI Knowledge

  • SQL Knowledge

  • Experience building systems and installing patches

  • VMWare, VSphere, VCenter Knowledge

  • Cisco switches, routers, and wireless access point knowledge

  • Experience with training or creating CBTs or job aides.

  • GMP knowledge and experience

  • Basic networking knowledge


Office and plant environment.

Keyboarding, lifting, standing, bending, walking.


Weekend and off hours work required occasionally

Supporting 24/7 operation

Adhere to safe work practices

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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  • Last Date to Apply for Job: 10/22/2018 Eligible for Relocation PackageEligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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