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(Archived) Reliability Engineer

Last Updated: 11/24/21

Job Description

The Reliability Engineer is responsible for providing technical program leadership to maximize up-time and the operating efficiency of equipment and facility assets. The incumbent will minimize costs and contribute to the overall profitability and performance of the business.


  • Establishes guidelines and specifications for properly implementing Preventive Maintenance activities. These guidelines and specifications identify equipment / instrument specific PM criteria (i.e.: Task, Frequency, Materials, Skill, Calibration parameters, etc.)
  • Administers and oversees 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).
  • Updates the criticality ranking of the assets under his/her care, using results from reporting and analysis, PM / Calibration activities, and other sources.
  • Provides reliability maintenance input to project engineering design and equipment selection.
  • Provides input to capital project design with respect to equipment selection and specifications that create project approaches which minimize life cycle costs.
  • Develops procedures and specifications for the reliability maintenance aspects of existing and new equipment.
  • Provides 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.)


  • Bachelor's degree (BS) in Engineering, preferably in Mechanical Engineering is required.
  • Three (3) to (5) years of engineering and/or maintenance experience is strongly desired, preferably in the Pharmaceutical (FDA regulated) or Chemical industry.
  • Equipment reliability principles, mechanical integrity, and NDT disciplines knowledge preferred.


  • Willingness to be a ‘hands-on’ resource with frequent field presence.
  • Demonstrated project management experience and/or equipment reliability principles knowledge.
  • Technical knowledge of manufacturing equipment.
  • Advanced computer skills, knowledge of CMMS, Reliability, and NDT software tools experience.
  • 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).
  • Commitment to use appropriate PPE and promote a safe work environment.
  • Demonstrate and promote teamwork and cooperation
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • 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 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.

Full time



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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.