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Last Updated: 1/23/22

Job Description

This position is responsible for conceiving, planning, developing, budgeting, and executing projects for optimizing production capacity, capability, and quality, while also ensuring optimal levels of energy conservation and environmental improvements.


  • Monitor production trends by statistical analysis and react to problems, trends and opportunities within the production process
  • Using a data driven approach, coordinate with Production, Microbiology Lab and Maintenance Departments to develop strategies to increase production, such as: improvement of potencies, reduction of costs, and process control
  • Responsible for start-up validation and testing of units to pass production regulation requirements
  • Provide troubleshooting and production support expertise for instrumentation, control technology, and/or production equipment
  • Develop, submit, manage, and implement capital orders for new or replacement equipment
  • Interface with Project Engineers, Production, Maintenance and Plant laboratories to coordinate capital project work
  • Write operating instructions for production process changes
  • Write standard work procedures for critical job tasks.
  • Ensure that new equipment is installed according to standards and protocols.
  • Verify control schemes, interlocks, and safety devices designed by contractors
  • Maintain Distributive Control Systems and Programmable Logic Controllers in a valid state as required by the FDA
  • Size controlling and monitoring instrumentation when new equipment is installed
  • Train Production Operators in the proper operation of new equipment
  • Communicate with individuals at other facilities to coordinate process developments
  • Provide technical assistance and piloting for process startups, process modifications, and process problem trouble shooting
  • Work with Information Services Department to provide process data on the computer network for analysis by Engineering, Production and Laboratory personnel
  • Identify necessary training for maintenance of electrical and control equipment
  • Willingness to be an external resource to other areas of Zoetis


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, and three to five years production engineering experience necessary, with responsibility for process engineering, operational excellence and capital projects.


  • Ability to independently plan and execute projects
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced mathematical, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • PC literate with the proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (excel, word, powerpoint, project software)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Promotes teamwork and cooperation
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to write documents such as Standard Operating Procedures and PM’s, routine reports, and correspondences.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of contractors, designers, consultants, employees of organization, and/or senior members of leadership team.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the colleague is regularly exposed to both office settings and a manufacturing environment, including moving mechanical parts. The colleague will be required to utilize certain Personal Protective Equipment, including but not limited to, hard hats, safety (“steel-toed”) shoes, eye protection, gloves, and protective clothing. The colleague must satisfy requirements of respirator fit testing and use the respirator as required. Must be able to access all areas of the plant.

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.