Reliability Maintenance Engineer / Sr. Engineer
Company: Zoetis, Inc.
Posted on: April 18, 2019
The Reliability/Maintenance Engineer is responsible for providing
the technical program leadership and implementation activities
described below to maximize the maintenance related uptime and
operating efficiencies of equipment and facility assets. These
activities help minimize costs and contribute to the profitability
and performance of the business.
The Reliability/Maintenance Engineer monitors the status of their
reliability maintenance program evolution relative to corporate
program strategies. They provide measurements of program progress
and effectiveness such as preventive maintenance, condition-based
monitoring work, equipment uptime, overall equipment effectiveness
and mean time between failures. The Reliability/Maintenance
Engineer implements reliability maintenance program improvements
for the assets under their responsibility. They facilitate the
identification and communication of the root causes of losses in
the operation of production, facility and utility processes. The
Reliability/Maintenance Engineer is responsible for ranking the
criticality of the assets under their care, typically using
Reliability Centered Maintenance approaches, and for defining the
proactive maintenance approaches that are cost beneficial to the
business. Typical "maintenance approaches" include run to failure,
clock and run time based preventive maintenance, condition
monitoring approaches such as vibration analysis, oil analysis,
thermography, ultrasonic analysis, and inspection routines
including their content, and on-line alarm monitoring approaches
where appropriate. The incumbent specifies parts, inventory
quantities and the special storage requirements for critical spare
parts. They represent reliability maintenance to other
organizations and functions including Engineering Design,
Production Operations, Procurement, Storeroom operations, new
project commissioning, etc. They provide reliability maintenance
input to Engineering Design to create designs which minimize life
cycle costs. They develop procedures and specifications for the
reliability maintenance aspects of existing and new equipment, and
they help identify the work content of planned shutdowns.
* General Responsibilities
* Promotes the use of Reliability Engineering concepts and tools to
the Engineering and Production departments.
* Communicates changes and updates resulting from PMO activities,
Strategy and Continuous Improvement efforts, and Project
* Change Control
* Generates change control documentation as required by reliability
initiatives (i.e. Bad Actor reporting, FMEA, Projects, etc.)
* Preventive Maintenance
* Establishes guidelines and specifications (i.e.: Task, Frequency,
Materials, Skill, Calibration parameters, etc.) for properly
implementing equipment Preventive Maintenance and equipment health
* Administers and oversees the PM / Calibration Optimization
Program. Provides technical assistance and expertise to other
maintenance engineers assigned optimization activities to ensure
compliance to program requirements.
* Develops, changes, and initiates maintenance activities (PM, CBM,
lubrication, calibration, training, and spare parts) as based on
analysis results (FMEA / RCM) to improve performance and equipment
* Strategy and Continuous Improvement
* Identifies chronic equipment (classification based) deficiencies
through Bad Actor and cost analysis, Failure Mode and Effect
analysis (FMEA), and equipment history reviews.
* Performs reliability analysis (FMEA / RCM) to identify root
causes of chronic ongoing equipment issues.
* Updates the Maintenance Strategy and Reliability Ranking Index
for equipment as based upon reliability analysis (RCM or FMEA) and
bad actor reporting.
* Develops equipment reliability plans that reduce the number of
failures and minimizes the effects of failures that do occur.
* Responsible for updating the criticality ranking of the assets
under their care, typically using results from Bad Actor reporting
and analysis, PM / Calibration Optimization and Rationalization
activies, and FMEA / RCM approaches.
* Provides Life Cycle Cost Modeling and Statistical Analysis to
Project Engineering for equipment design and selection.
* Provides Design for Reliability input to capital projects with
respect to equipment specifications that create project approaches
which minimize life cycle costs.
* Equipment Standards
* Provides input and oversight to equipment standards.
* Develops procedures and specifications for the reliability
maintenance aspects for existing and new equipment.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
* Bachelors degree (Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical
Engineering, preferred) with 3 8 years experience in a
* Knowledge of respective reliability techniques, practices,
precedents, theory and principles.
* Demonstrated technical knowledge and expertise with drug product
manufacturing and packaging equipment or utility systems and
equipment (boilers, HVAC/R units, purified water systems, HEPA
* Equipment reliability principles and PdM disciplines knowledge
* Advanced computer use skills, knowledge of CMMS, Reliability, and
NDT software tools preferred.
* Demonstrated technical capabilities and understanding of
maintenance work processes and the interfaces with other functional
* Previous reliability / maintenance engineering experience
preferred. Project management experience and/or equipment
reliability principles knowledge preferred.
* Good communication skills and the ability to interact with all
levels of the Zoetis organization.
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
email@example.com 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 www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email
to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of @zoetis.com . 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.
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