Reliability Engineer

United States, Portsmouth (New Hampshire)

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

Lonza’s Portsmouth, NH site has had a lot of growth over the past few years, including building a fully automated manufacturing suite, and manufacturing mRNA technology for the covid19 vaccine. The site is continuing it’s growth, and looking to build teams to support upcoming expansions.

The Reliability Engineer is responsible for leading the development, implementation, operation and improvement of the reliability program for a cGMP Biotech facility. The Reliability Engineer also supports global LPB (Lonza Pharma and Biotechnology) sites for the promotion and development of reliability activities, methodologies and knowledge.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage applicable predictive maintenance, technologies, reliability engineering methodologies, failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), root cause analysis (RCFA), Criticality Assessments, Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and other Operational Excellence efforts centered on reliability.
  • Provide support and guidance to maintenance personnel, engineers, quality assurance and LBP global networks on mechanical reliability issues on cGMP and non-cGMP equipment identified during design phase, installation or normal operations.
  • Participates in the design, development and optimization of asset maintenance plans for new and modified assets to ensure reliability and maintainability.
  • Develop sustainable programs, tools and processes to improve plant operability and reliability.
  • Assess equipment failures and recommend appropriate corrective preventative actions (CAPAs).
  • Analyze performance data and develop engineering solutions to improve health and reduce risk.

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering (chemical or mechanical engineering) preferred.
  • Certified Maintenance and reliability professional (CMRP) certification a plus.
  • Significant reliability experience in a manufacturing environment with predictive technologies.
  • Reliability experience in cGMP environment preferred.
  • Working knowledge and use of ASME BPE (Bioprocessing Equipment) or SAP CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Systema) a plus.
  • Knowledge of FMEA, RCFA and reliability centered maintenance (RCM) and other reliability engineering techniques.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, Excel)
  • Interpersonal skills to mentor and motivate cross functionally.
  • Experience with project management or project engineering desired.

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Reference: R31431
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