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Production Engineer – Packaging


Last Updated: 1/18/22

Job Description

Zoetis is the world’s largest Manufacturer and Supplier of Animal Pharmaceuticals.

At Zoetis in Lincoln, NE, we manufacture high quality medicines for dogs, cats, and livestock. Our plant has been recognized as one of the Nebraska’s Safest Companies, with a long-standing presence in Lincoln and we continue to grow.

Benefits Include:

Great Health Benefits from day 1!

4 weeks accrued paid vacation and 13 paid holidays

401(k) match with company profit sharing

Tuition reimbursement

Position Summary

The Pharmaceutical and Biological Packaging Engineer will work within the Lincoln Operations Packaging Team to support packaging and validation/qualification operations. The ideal candidate will also work in cross-functional teams to identify and implement safety, quality, efficiency and/or cost improvements (CIP’s) on equipment and processes within Packaging operations.

Position Responsibilities

  • Act as a subject matter expert (SME) for the Packaging area including bottling and blister operations.
  • Provide project management of technical projects to deliver projects on time and to budget.
  • Support daily operation of the Packaging operations. This includes troubleshooting, investigating root cause of deviations, implementing corrective/preventative actions, and implementing process improvements.
  • Develop new structures as well as implement structural changes and improvements for primary and secondary components.
  • Coordinate and/or perform package qualification testing using ASTM/USP/EP/JP standards.
  • Lead and author deviation investigations to identify root causes and implement corrective actions.
  • Execute validations/line trials to support projects, including the authoring of change control documents.
  • Excellent technical writing, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • The ability to prepare and give presentations in a professional work environment.
  • The ability to work both independently and in team settings is required.
  • Assist with the authoring of batch records, protocols, and SOPs.
  • Assist and/or perform initial qualification of new packaging systems.
  • Periodic review and/or routine troubleshooting of packaging system failures or deviations, including root-cause analysis and corrective/preventative action implementation.
  • New product evaluations.
  • Provide support for validation assessments/evaluations, including using Quality Risk Management tools.
  • Travel to equipment manufacturers for factory acceptance testing.
  • Provide back up support for Technical Specialist counterpart responsible for Pharmaceutical and Synovex Production areas.

Education and Experience

  • Degree in Packaging Engineering, Engineering, or related field
  • 3+ years of related experience.

Technical Skills and Competencies Required


  • Ability to represent the manufacturing group’s interests with higher management and related groups (i.e., Global Packaging Engineering Services, Global Artwork Center, Global Manufacturing Services, Quality Assurance, Materials Management, Human Resources, Regulatory Affairs, etc.).
  • Leadership: knowledgeable of basic leadership principles.
  • Project Management: proven experience with small or large projects.
  • Language Skills: Technical Writing required, along with effective written and oral communication.
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Applications, Minitab, or comparable statistical software.
  • Basic understanding of statistical analysis.
  • Demonstrated understanding of FDA and VMD regulations of pharmaceutical products.


  • Green or Black belt certification
  • Experience in lean six sigma, value stream mapping, visual management, 5S, etc.
  • Experience using TOPS or other Load Plan systems.
  • Experience developing specifications and working in a specification system.
  • Experience with AutoCAD or related software.

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.