Reliability & Maintenance Engineer
Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.Our name, Zoetis (z-EH-tis), has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning “pertaining to life.” It signals our company”s dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend on.Zoetis 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 or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact.Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of “@zoetis.com”. In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.SUMMARY: The Reliability & Maintenance Engineer (RME) is responsible for providing the technical program leadership and implementation activities described below to maximize the maintenance related up-time and operating efficiency of equipment and facility assets. These activities help minimize costs and contribute to the profitability and performance of the business. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: * Bachelor”s degree (BS) in Engineering, preferably in Mechanical Engineering.
* Five to seven years of maintenance experience, preferably in the Pharmaceutical (FDA regulated)/Chemical industry.
* Project management experience and/or equipment reliability principles knowledge is required. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * Technical knowledge of manufacturing equipment. * Equipment reliability principles, mechanical integrity, and NDT disciplines knowledge preferred. * Advanced computer use skills, knowledge of CMMS, Reliability, and NDT software tools preferred. * Commitment to values-based leadership and achieving objectives in a manner that is supportive of the Company”s values and leader behaviors. * Technical capabilities and understanding of maintenance work processes and the interfaces with other functional groups. * Good communication skills and the ability to interact with all levels of organization. * Proficiency with Microsoft Applications (Excel, Word, Powerpoint). * Must be able to use appropriate PPE as required. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: * Responsible for establishing guidelines and specifications for properly implementing equipment Preventive Maintenance activities. These guidelines and specifications identify equipment / instrument specific PM criteria (i.e.: Task, Frequency, Materials, Skill, Calibration parameters, etc.) * Responsible for the administration and oversight of the PM / Calibration Program. * Provides technical assistance and expertise to maintenance and operations personnel to ensure compliance to PM program requirements. * Identifies chronic equipment (classification based) deficiencies through analysis and reporting. * Performs reliability analysis to identify root cause of ongoing issue; develops, changes, and initiates maintenance activities such as PM, CBM, lubrication, calibration, training, and spare parts or identifies design modification projects to improve performance and equipment availability. * Develops and implements equipment reliability plans that reduce the number of failures and minimizes the effects of failures that do occur. Typical “reliability plans” may include run to failure, FMEA and RCM analysis, Root Cause Analysis, calendar and run time based preventive maintenance, and condition based monitoring approaches (vibration analysis, oil analysis, thermography, ultrasonic analysis, and inspection routines). * Responsible for updating the criticality ranking of the assets under his/her care, using results from reporting and analysis, PM / Calibration activities, and other sources. * Provide reliability maintenance input to project engineering design and equipment selection. * Provide input to capital project design with respect to equipment selection and specifications that create project approaches which minimize life cycle costs. * Develop procedures and specifications for the reliability maintenance aspects of existing and new equipment. * Provide input and oversight to equipment standards. * Provides technical assistance to plant personnel to remedy breakdowns, improve safety or operator efficiency. * Generates change control documentation as required by maintenance or reliability activities (i.e. Repairs, PM failures, Bad Actor reporting, FMEA, Projects, etc.)WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee will be required to access all areas of the manufacturing facility and utilize certain Personal Protective Equipment, including but not limited to, hard hats, safety (“steel-toed”) shoes, eye protection, respirators, gloves, and protective clothing.