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(Archived) Reliability Engineer

Last Updated: 1/21/22

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 Reliability Engineer position works to develop, refine, and implement preventive/predictive maintenance programs in a systematic, data-based, and professional manner to support the Lincoln site manufacturing efforts. Includes coordinating all program aspects with engineering, equipment owner, and maintenance to ensure the program is properly endorsed and implemented by applicable stakeholders.

Position Responsibilities

  • Take the lead in ensuring overall reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, and facilities.
  • Develop reliability centered maintenance programs to improve the operational efficiency/effectiveness of systems supporting the site’s manufacturing efforts.
  • Implement predictive measures/analysis and condition based monitoring programs that reduce the number of equipment failures and minimizes the effects of those failures.
  • Support the site’s goals for Right First Time and Continuous Improvement.
  • Participate in the design and approval of new installations to ensure the required level of maintainability and reliability.
  • Analyze current and historical equipment performance data to determine and recommend solutions to chronic problems.
  • Define, develop, and/or refine preventive maintenance and calibration procedures for new and existing equipment.
  • Contribute to specialized departmental teams that support Sustainability, Transformation, and Lean initiatives.
  • Interface extensively with the Zoetis Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for data input and report generation.

Organizational Relationships

Reports to the Manager of Engineering Systems as a part of Lincoln’s Engineering, Maintenance, and Utilities division. Works with internal team members as well as cross-functional teams throughout the site and across the Zoetis worldwide network.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s in Engineering, Science or closely related field required.
  • Prefer professional certification in Reliability/Maintenance engineering.
  • 2+ years of experience performing Reliability and/or Maintenance Engineering processes.
  • Prefer experience in Active Biological Ingredient, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient, or Drug Product manufacturing environment.

Technical Skills and Competencies Required

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize work and resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage a variety of tasks at one time and bring them

to completion on schedule.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with all levels within the department, all levels of other

departments, consultants, contractors, and suppliers.

  • Demonstrated effective use of available software and tools to communicate effectively to all levels of the
  • Experience in technical writing.
  • Experience with SAP based CMMS computer systems.
  • Understanding of cGMPS, USDA regulations, Zoetis Quality Standards, and Good Engineering Practices.

Physical Position Requirements

  • SAFELY work in an industrial environment,
  • Physical conditions include lifting, sitting, standing, and walking.
  • Occasional weekend/off-shift work as needed.
  • Valid drivers’ license may be required.


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.