The position I filled was to fill the company's needs for clinical material. For the most part, we knew ahead of time what the production schedule was going to be like and could account for future needs with plenty of preparation. As such, the production schedule afforded us ample opportunity to prepare for future needs while handling our current requirements.
I continue to be amazed by interest Pfizer has in making sure there's a work/life balance to their employee's personal needs. Due to the training requirements for the department, everyone was segmented into different roles. This increased the chance that the technician performing the duty was the best to take on the role, but allowed that technician time to work on other tasks during production.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the value I felt I was adding to the group. My involvement in the production run could be seen, and as long as I completed my role, then I could be as involved or not in the rest of the process. I was treated like a professional, and as such I felt like I flourished because I chose to.