Boehringer Ingelheim Principal Engineer, Reliability in KANSAS CITY, Missouri

Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment which benefits our employees, patients and communities.


Develop and manage reliability efforts and programs. Provide support for Plant Services by directing the programs and utilization of numerous reliability technologies comprising Reliability Based Maintenance philosophies of Preventive (PM) - Predictive (PdM) and Proactive Maintenance (PaM). A focus on reliability improvement utilizing a hands-on approach to evaluations & repairs utilizing sound RCFA techniques to identify failure modes and establish solid improvements.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Implement the "3 P's” Preventive - Predictive - Proactive Maintenance.

  • Utilize IR, VA, UT, MCA, OA, RCFA and other reliability technologies hands-on.

  • Equipment Commissioning - PM Evaluations/Development/Upgrade.

  • Manage and where necessary establish technologies of Reliability as determined necessary and approved my manager.

  • Lead & Support Roles in Maintenance Departmental Training including Classroom and Hands-on.

  • Establishment of Maintenance Quality Programs in such things as component receiving inspection & new equipment reliability and installation standards.

  • Oversee technical mechanical PM and Repairs.

  • Support energy and safety initiatives as well as process and building management systems as determined by Manager of Reliability Engineering.

  • Provide Reliability support of all BIVI Facilities and Plant Services as determined by Manager including direction and management of selected programs and processes mentioned above.

  • Perform other duties and projects to support the organization and BI as deemed appropriate and necessary for personal growth and the improvement of the organization as directed by management.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering is preferred.

  • Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years successful experience in the implementing and hands-on utilization or supervision of engineering/maintenance disciplines of reliability in a manufacturing environment and/or five to ten years of experience with a pharmaceutical manufacturer in engineering/maintenance

  • Proficient in PowerPoint

  • One (1) to three (3) years project management experience

  • Light Work (Level 2) – Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently.

  • Risk - Assessment in determining equipment reliability to meet facility and process needs.

  • Leadership - In implementing Business Process Excellence through reliability technologies utilization and training of maintenance and engineering personnel as well as the educating of management and production groups in reliability technologies and methodology.

  • Authority to make critical judgments and recommendations relative to the ability of the facility and equipment to support immediate specific production needs and the future needs of Plant Services to support the production process.

  • Experienced and Educated in aforementioned technologies as well as the professional interaction skills to communicate and work as a team member with a diverse Company population.

  • Budget development support and adherence

  • Position will have the responsibility to support Plant Services to identify and implement the best reliability technology and methodology for the facility to provide for the facility design operational capacity.

  • Position will report to the Manager of Reliability Engineering and work closely with the Facilities & Capital Engineering staff and employees.

  • Position will work within cGMP guidelines and support all activities to ensure a safe workplace and to protect the environment meeting or exceeding regulatory expectations.

Desired Skills, Experience and Abilities:

  • Analytical Thinking - Data analysis, troubleshooting, problem solving.

  • Business & Technical Competency

  • Coaching Developing Others

  • Continuous Improvement

  • Delivering Results

  • Initiative

  • Integrity & Ethnics

  • Adaptability

  • Interpersonal Sensitivity & Diversity Awareness

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.

  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Our Culture:

Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies and operates globally with approximately 50,000 employees. Since our founding in 1885, the company has remained family-owned and today we are committed to creating value through innovation in three business areas including human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing. Since we are privately held, we have the ability to take an innovative, long-term view. Our focus is on scientific discoveries and the introduction of truly novel medicines that improve lives and provide valuable services and support to patients and their families. Employees are challenged to take initiative and achieve outstanding results. Ultimately, our culture and drive allows us to maintain one of the highest levels of excellence in our industry. We are also deeply committed to our communities and our employees create and engage in programs that strengthen the neighborhoods where we live and work. Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc., Merial Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Boehringer Ingelheim is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, Boehringer Ingelheim conducts pre-employment verifications and drug screenings. *I-CN1 *LI-CN1

Organization: US-Vetmedica

Title: Principal Engineer, Reliability

Location: Americas-United States-MO-Kansas City

Other Locations: Americas-United States-MO-Saint Joseph

Requisition ID: 178567