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Last Updated: 1/09/21

Job Description

Position Summary

The Automation Technician is an important member of the team that manufactures and provides diagnostics products to the market. He/she works on assignments of moderately complexity where judgment is required to identify problems and notify supervision. Receives general instruction on routine work and all new assignments in production.

Position Responsibilities

The position of Automation Tech is for a first or second shift automated equipment line operator. They will be responsible for loading parts and monitoring the equipment to ensure the quality and output goals are met. The tech will be responsible for reporting daily production metrics at the teams daily Gemba meetings. He/she has successfully completed at least 6 months’ hands on experience in a supporting role in a regulated (FDA / UDSA / ISO) manufacturing environment. Experience with high volume, highly automated production equipment is a plus. Experience with troubleshooting and repairing automation is a plus. Applicants with significantly more experience and / or biotech / pharmaceutical manufacturing experience will be considered for an Automation Tech II position.


a. Will assist in preparing or setting up appropriate production areas for use prior to starting a job.

b. Will assist others in filling and final packaging.

c. Will assist others in warehousing activities

d. Will assist others in pulling raw and semi-finished goods for production.

e. Responsible for documenting work on manufacturing documents.

f. Responsible for meeting daily scheduled job requirements and be available as to work overtime as

necessary as identified by production/warehousing leadership.

g. Learn to independently perform all of the tasks above in the first year of employment.


Responsible for accurate documentation of the manufacture of all product components and subcomponents. Daily reviews by the supervisor must indicate that all entries are complete. All part numbers, lot numbers, unit of measure, amount used and calculations are correct. Comply with all safety procedures and all sections of the company Illness & Injury Prevention Program.


a. Responsible for maintaining the production & warehousing areas in a clean and uncluttered condition.


Education and Experience

Requires a high school diploma or equivalent.

Requires a minimum of 6-12 months’ production related experience in a manufacturing environment.

Technical Skills and Competencies Requirements

Able to read, write and speak English and communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and written. Experience with Microsoft office products.

Physical Position Requirements

Requires the ability to routinely lift and move items weighting up to 40 pounds Must be able to place packages on various shelving levels up to seven feet high. The position will require frequent standing, sitting, and bending

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Full time



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. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at [Register to View] to request an accommodation. 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 site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of [Register to View] 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.

Company Details


Parsippany, New Jersey, United States

Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in more than 100 countries.