Formulation Specialist (3rd Shift)

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Formulation Specialist- Oral Solid Dose (OSD) Value Stream

Zoetis, the global leader in animal health, is looking for an engaged and driven individual to join our formulation team. Zoetis has been leading animal health since its inception in 2012 and we pride ourselves on providing all manner of quality solutions for our customer's animal health needs.

The Formulation Specialist performs the assembly, preparation, and cleaning of manufacturing equipment and conducts manufacturing processes for animal health products in the formulation area. This is a position that requires high attention to detail, awareness of the sensitivities of working in a manufacturing environment, an engaged work ethic as part of a high-performance team and communicating in a manner that is conducive to effective working relationships. This position requires use of Microsoft applications and good organizational skills in order to maintain an orderly work environment. All activities are conducted within a safety-minded culture that strives for continuous improvement.

All work is performed in strict compliance with manufacturing standards and regulatory requirements in a lean manufacturing environment. This includes adhering to proper documentation practices and following instructions provided in standard operating procedures and batch records.

If you have an engaged work ethic and enjoy the challenge of maximizing quality and efficiency as part of a high performance team, this may be a great opportunity for you!


  • Ensure all tasks are performed in accordance with applicable batch records, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safety guidelines, as well as applicable regulatory standards, such as current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs)
  • Operate, maintain, troubleshoot and make minor repairs on formulation equipment
  • Assembly, disassembly, and proper cleaning of formulation equipment and work areas
  • Ability to work with hazardous materials in a controlled manner by following proper gowning procedures, all SOPs, and safety guidelines
  • Follow specific and detailed recipe instructions, requiring "right first time" measuring and mixing of ingredients to create finished products
  • Monitor, evaluate and adjust processes or equipment to maximize quality and efficiency
  • Maintain complete and accurate documentation of all tasks completed
  • Effectively communicate with support personnel and leadership
  • Work together as a team to maintain project/production schedule and objectives

Required skills, education, and experience:
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Basic math, English communication skills, legible penmanship, and reading comprehension
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions
  • Basic use of Microsoft applications and general computer skills
  • Effective interpersonal communication and a positive outlook
  • Mechanical reasoning and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong mechanical skills along with experience in the use of various hand tools
  • Experience in manufacturing Oral Solid Dose products, i.e. Tablet Manufacturing

Preferred candidate qualifications:
  • Knowledge of cGMP's and production practices
  • Experience in a Lean Production and/or manufacturing environment
  • Reliable transportation and good attendance/time management skills
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement work environment; 5S, visual schedule, PDCA, M1, etc.
  • Experience in the following major tableting processes; Blending, Granulation (High Shear & Fluid Bed) and Tableting.
  • Ability to train on area SOP's/OJT's- equipment, process, paperwork
  • Experience in working with Tech Writer, creating and maintaining training documentation

Physical and Time requirements:
  • Routine lifting of 20-50 lbs.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting and standing
  • Flexible hours and overtime, up to every other weekend, may be required
  • Manual dexterity and ability to keep up with pace of production standards
  • Work Environment: Colleague could be exposed to airborne particles. Must work near moving mechanical parts. Eye protection and other personal protective equipment are required.
  • SHIFT HOURS: 6:00am-2:30pm

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 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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