Machine Repair Technician

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Role Description


Shift Hours: 7:00am-3:30pm

Working within a Reliability Based Maintenance environment, the Machine Repair Technician is responsible for maintaining the company's formulation, filling, packaging, utility, and facility equipment and systems.

The Machine Repair Technician will also be responsible for the following activities:

  • Performing preventive maintenance, repairs, improvements, and modifications to production, utility, and facility equipment including but not limited to: fillers, pick & place robots, cartoners, case packers, pumps, air compressors, boilers, and other mechanical equipment.
  • Provides training with respect to the maintenance of mechanical equipment and systems in compliance with company standards, procedures, and government regulations (SOPs, GMPs, GLPs, PSM, etc).
  • Serves as maintenance advisor to provide input to projects in areas of equipment design, parts and material selection, documentation, testing, problem solving, maintenance requirements, project scope, and follow-up.
  • Responsible for priority assessment and decision making as it relates to troubleshooting and diagnostics of equipment operations. Works closely with operations to determine root cause and establish proper corrective actions.
  • Conducts assembly, repair, and proactive maintenance for packaging, manufacturing, utility, and facility equipment and systems in a cost-effective manner.
  • Proactively reviews equipment operation to determine any deficiencies or improvements to aid with increasing OEE.
  • Read and understand drawings / blueprints, utilizing this knowledge for the installation / repair of new and existing equipment.
  • Use of precision measuring devices and the ability to use machinist's shop tools.
  • Able to lift 40lbs unassisted.
  • Responsible for obtaining and maintaining aseptic certification (Gowning requires balancing for short time on one leg to the next).
  • Ability to work in tight spaces for extended periods of time.
  • Regular daily motion of bending, twisting, reaching.
  • Ability to climb ladders and or use powered lifts to reach equipment needing repair.
  • Ability to be on one's feet for extended periods of time.
  • Travel between campuses as work orders arise.

  • Journeyman Certificate with 3 - 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment or a Technical/Vocational School diploma with 5 - 8 years of machine repair or machinist related work experience.
  • A valid drivers license is required for this position in order to operate company vehicles. The Machine Repair person must be able to pass the test to obtain a Fork Lift license.
  • Possess good understanding of the pharmaceutical/bio-technology industry and operations of the organization along with technical proficiency.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in relevant technical areas. Solid understanding of GMP manufacturing processes, equipment and facilities.
  • Cognizance of the state-of-the-art technology in the industry to ensure the company utilizes current technology.
  • Good communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to interact with all levels of the Zoetis organization. Can articulate issues and solutions to the team. Can produce effective project reports and presentations.
  • Position requires daily or frequent interaction with Engineering Director, Maintenance Manager, Production Management and Supervision, Engineers, Quality Operations, Maintenance Technicians, Production Operators, Contractors, and Vendors.
  • Can analyze problems and provide support in determining appropriate corrective and preventative actions, with minimal assistance.
  • Capable of simultaneously managing multiple assignments. Prioritizes own work. Flexible and responsive to changes.
  • Colleague is frequently exposed to airborne particles and must work near moving mechanical parts and high surface temperatures, chemicals, and non-temperature controlled environments. The noise level in the work environment can be loud. Use of appropriate PPE is required.
  • The candidate cannot be sensitive to penicillin or cephalosporins.

Full time



Any unsolicited resumes sent to Zoetis from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Zoetis mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Zoetis employees, or to Zoetis resume database will be considered Zoetis property. Zoetis will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

Zoetis will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.

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 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 "". 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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