Pfizer MQA Specialist 1 in St. Louis, Missouri


This posting is for a position on the Westport QA team supporting Packaging and Inspection (P&I). The Westport QA team is a focused team whose responsibility is to ensure timely batch record review, evaluation and release of product, while ensuring that manufacturing operations conform to established standards and specifications.This position requires regular onsite attendance. This position cannot be performed on a remote or telecommute basis on a temporary, short or long term basis.


The essential functions of the position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Proficiency in the manufacturing operations and quality procedures for the area(s) to facilitate compliance to regulations.

  • Reviews Batch Records for compliance to SOPs and determination of batch acceptability.

  • Assists in the issuance of batch records to manufacturing and archival of completed records

  • Assists and supports the manufacturing/packaging staff in detecting and solving compliance errors in the manufacturing and packaging operations.

  • Participates in understanding failures and resulting CAPAs through notice of event reports.

  • Maintains proficiency in performance of all applicable Manufacturing/Quality, etc. SOPs for this area.

  • Assists in review and editing of SOPs / Master Batch Records

  • Participates in internal GMP audits and supports customer and regulatory audits.

  • Must have the ability to simultaneously multi-task across multiple capabilities and functions and handle multiple competing priorities and requirements, including performing site and functional responsibilities, respond ng to frequent e-mail and phone communications and attending multiple meetings and conference calls. Note that these activities may not be time bound to core hours or presence at the site.

  • Must have the ability to manage work effectively under strict production, time and performance deadlines.

  • Must be willing and able to work beyond the hours typically defined as a "regular" workday, which may or may not include weekends and holidays.


  • BS in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Pharmacy, Engineering or other science related discipline

  • Experience: 0-2 year's pharmaceutical experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience at a manufacturing site preferred.


  • Independently, with minimal guidance, consistently produces quality work.

  • Analytical - Collects and researches data; analyzes information skillfully.

  • Technical Skills - Excellent knowledge of manufacturing/packaging operations for evaluation of batch status; demonstrated knowledge of laboratory testing and data collection for raw materials and products for evaluation of batch status.

  • Oral Communication - Listens carefully and gets clarification. Able to express complex ideas in a clear, concise manner. Capable of explaining technical issues to non-technical personnel.

  • Team Work - Must be able to work in a team environment within own team and interdepartmental teams.

  • Written Communication - Writes clear, accurate and concise technical and non-technical documents.

  • Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for personal and cultural differences.

  • Interpersonal - Interfaces with management and non-management employees in manufacturing, packaging, engineering, pharmaceutical technology, regulatory affairs, quality assurance and laboratories

  • Ethics - Works with integrity and ethically. Maintains confidentiality.

  • Organizational Support - Supports organization's goals and values. Willing to work together to achieve a common goal.

  • Adaptability - Able to deal with frequent change, delays, and/or unexpected events. Must work under short timelines while maintaining quality work.

  • Dependability - Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person of impending delays with an alternate course of action.

  • Innovation - Meets challenges with resourcefulness.

  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.

  • Professionalism - Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.

  • Quality - Produces analytical work of high quality. Looks for, and suggests ways to improve and promote quality.

  • Safety and Security - Understands and follows all safety and security procedures, industrial and company based; looks for and suggests safety improvements.


2nd Shift 1:00pm-9:30pm Monday-Friday with potential for weekend shifts to support production.

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.

This job is open only to Lawful Permanent Residents (as defined by 8 U.S.C. §1101(a)(20)), or Protected Individuals (as defined by 8 U.S.C. §1324b(a)(3), namely, U.S. Citizens, Refugees, and Asylees.

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  • Last Date to Apply for Job: December 19,2018

  • Eligible for Relocation Package

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