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Reliabilty Engineer

Date: Jan 14, 2022

Location: Irvine, California, US, 92618

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

If you’re like people at Teva, you dare to be different. We’re making well-being a way of life for our customers and our colleagues. Join us in helping to make healthcare more accessible to more patients, while supporting one of the most innovative teams in the industry. Teva’s Irvine, CA production site is one of our complex manufacturing and supply chain operations. We are strengthening and adding to our critical teams with great talent and capabilities. Teva, a global organization, with a brand of evolving success.  Be part of it!


Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world's largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide. Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world's largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we've built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas.  We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation. This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives. Join us on our journey of growth!


We offer a competitive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage starting on the first day. We also offer Disability and Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, 6% match on the 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plan and Tuition Assistance.

Job Description

The primary role of the Reliability Engineer is to identify and manage asset and system reliability risks that could negatively impact business operations. The Reliability Engineer works to achieve maximum asset and system uptime by tracking and finding ways to minimize production losses and unusually high costs to maintain equipment and systems. The Reliability Engineer manages risks to attain strategic objectives utilizing tools such as FMEA, RCA, and Criticality Analysis. In addition, the Reliability Engineer provides engineering support in the design and installation stages of new assets and the modification of existing assets as well as provide technical support to maintenance management, technicians, and production personnel to prevent and mitigate operational issues.

The Reliability Engineer will utilize Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for managing assets, determine preventive maintenance (PM) strategies, create PM Schedules and PM Tasks, assist with spare parts inventory, create and modifying asset data, and generating reports for assigned metrics and business decisions.

Core Responsibilities:
•    Professionally and systematically defines, designs, develops, monitors and refines an assets maintenance plan that includes value-added preventive maintenance tasks
•    Effectively utilizes predictive and other non-destructive testing methodologies designed to identify and isolate inherent reliability problems
•    Works with Production to analyze and improve Asset Utilization, Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Maintenance Cost, Remaining Useful Life and other parameters that define operating condition, reliability and costs of assets
•    Perform periodic analysis on equipment database to determine improvement priorities in an effort to increase equipment uptime and reduce asset ownership cost
•    Collaborate closely with site Engineering, Maintenance, and system/asset owners to understand and resolve equipment issues
•    Develop engineering solutions to identified problems such as capacity, quality, cost, or regulatory compliance
•    Conduct root cause analysis of repetitive problems and investigate equipment failures
•    Propose changes to the equipment maintenance plan and need for replacement
•    Participates in the development of criteria for and evaluation of equipment and technical MRO suppliers and technical maintenance service providers
•    Develops acceptance tests and inspection criteria
•    Support Departmental CAPA’s and Deviation Reports activities
•    Utilize Quality Systems to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
•    Ensure assigned Change Control tasks are managed and resolved in a timely manner
•    Function as a technical resource on equipment and systems, such as developing PM procedures and troubleshooting
•    Other duties, as assigned, or as business needs require.


•    Bachelor’s degree in an engineering related field or equivalent combination of education and experience 
•    3 - 5 years of experience in the Asset Reliability field.
•    Experience in Reliability Engineering tools / techniques such as FMEA, RCM, MTBF, Life-Cycle Costing, Pareto Analysis, and RCFA
•    Experienced leading projects and technical teams at different levels
•    Experienced with six sigma methodology and problem solving tools
•    Experienced planning and executing capital and improvement projects
•    Direct experience within regulated environments such as cGMP, OSHA, EPA
•    General understanding of Quality Systems
•    Proven ability to apply technical theories and concepts in the biotechnical / pharmaceutical industries
•    General knowledge of engineering principles
•    Proficiency utilizing MS Office suite applications
•    Ability to work within a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) 
•    Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications
•    Working knowledge of biotechnical / pharmaceutical manufacturing processes and equipment
•    Working knowledge of process utilities equipment such as water for injection system and purified water systems, clean steam generators, plant steam boilers, electrical distribution, compress air system, chilled water system, HVAC systems, refrigeration systems, etc.
•    Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional (CMRP) certification
•    Experience with Quality and Maintenance Management systems
•    Six Sigma Certification
•    Project management skills 



Sub Function


Reports To

Site Head, Engineering & Maintenance, Operations Management - Plant (Irvine US Ops)

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Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles