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Last Updated: 10/19/21

Job Description

Position Summary

The Quality Systems Engineer, a member of Quality Operations (QO) team, supports the quality compliance standards and objectives within the QO department. This individual maintains a quality mindset and implements continuous improvement efforts and quality initiatives as per the Site’s requirements pertinent to the Zoetis Quality Standards (ZQS), USDA regulatory requirements and ISO 9001 Quality Standards.

This position will interact with cross-functional groups such as Site Operations, Quality Control, Formulations, R&D and Production. He/she will also interact with the Zoetis audit team, regulatory agencies and other internal colleagues as necessary.

Position Responsibilities

  • Supports the development and maintenance of the internal audit plans and prioritizes site audits. Performs the SD site internal audits and ensures the communications and follow up actions with departments.
  • Assists with facilitating external site audits including the USDA and other regulatory bodies, corporate audit team, ISO, and Customers.
  • Ensure that corrective and preventive actions related to all audits are identified with their corresponding completion timelines. Assists with developing the remediation efforts and responses when necessary and supports with the audit report writing.
  • Support the supplier’s management program for quality operations, in collaboration with the corporate audit team. Ensures on time audits of suppliers and proper documentation of the suppliers’ qualifications and audits.
  • Works with operations to develop training modules for departmental roles. Works with the Zoetis learning central team to ensure site alignment and proper execution of Zoetis principles at the San Diego site.
  • Integrate corporate level procedure at site level and train site accordingly. Develop or edit of new/revised standard operating procedures, forms, flow diagrams, specifications, MSDS, etc.
  • Support in product release processes including initiating the product release in SAP, batch records review and filing, QA release of finished goods for distribution.
  • Complies quality metrics for monthly quality councils and annual management reviews.
  • Participates in all other QO functions as required by the QO department and defined by the Site Quality Leader.

Education and Experience

  • BS degree in a scientific field is required.
  • A 2-5 years related experience preferably in a USDA or FDA regulated industry.
  • Must possess strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Must have experiences with the Internal and External Audits.
  • Must have a good understanding of regulatory standards.
  • Able to read, write, and speak English proficiently.
  • Ability to accomplish multiple tasks, projects, and duties.

Technical Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to effectively review in-process and product final testing to ensure compliance with requirements.
  • Ability to effectively identify additional testing requirements and analyze results when product testing does not fall within required limits or when other information calls in to question a products adequacy for use.
  • Ability to effectively organize process audits to insure a high level of compliance.
  • Strong computer skills including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word.
  • SAP, Veeva Vault, and ETS experience a plus. Previous LIMS implementation a plus.

Physical Position Requirements

  • Occasional lifting up to 30 pounds.
  • Frequent bending, walking and stopping within a manufacturing environment. Significant computer usage requirements.
  • Some travel may be required for Supplier Audits.

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.