Reliability Engineer – Intern

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.

We are actively recruiting candidates to participate in our 2023 On-site Summer Internship program. This program is roughly 10 weeks in length and will immerse you into the culture and operations of Lonza Houston.

The Reliability Engineer Intern will improve the reliability of equipment, utilities, essential systems, equipment and maintenance processes by applying principles of Reliability Centered Maintenance. Reliability Engineer Intern will also have the opportunity to work with several groups within the facility.

The internship program begins Monday, June 5, 2023 and ends on Friday, August 11, 2023. Potential interns must be able to commit to at least 40 hours per week throughout the duration of the summer internship.

Key Responsibilities

Support development of the maintenance strategy plans for process and utility equipment

Provide data analysis of corrective work orders in CMMS and Quality Event Metrics to identify trends and areas for improvement

Support the implementation of predictive maintenance practices across the facility

Support Job Plans or Job Aid creation to maintenance program

Required Education/Training

Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (out of 4) required

Must currently be enrolled in BS, MS, and PhD Academic Program

Must be available for the entirety of the Internship duration from Monday, June 5, 2023 to Friday, August 11, 2023

Must successfully complete and pass all pre-employment screenings prior to start of internship (after competition of background and drug screening)

Preferred Education/Training

Completion of Junior or Senior year (typically 60-90 credits) towards a B.S. degree in a related field, or graduate students enrolled in Masters or PhD Academic Programs

Internship Application Requirements

To be considered for our internship program, you must include the following documents with your application submission by Friday February 17th, 2023:



One letter of recommendation from Professor

Cover Letter describing how your current studies, interests, and future career goals align with our company purpose to ENABLE A HEALTHIER WORLD and achieve our Group vision to BRING ANY THERAPY TO LIFE. (500 words max)

Required/Preferred Experience

Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Self-motivation and the ability to contribute as a team member

Ability to organize, plan and execute projects

Must have excellent troubleshooting skills

Must have a deep understanding of the principles of GEP/cGMP/GDP and how they are related to maintenance and documentation.

Must be able to work with minimum supervision

Must have excellent leadership skills

Able to record information accurately and write official documents.

Able to perform procedures according to written guidelines and recognize a deviation from accepted practice.

Able to use spreadsheets, databases and word processing software.

Able to effectively communicate with peers and supervisors verbally and in writing.

Must have a deep understanding RCM and Total Productive Maintenance(TPM)

Understanding of process improvement and reliability engineering principles, methodologies and tools

About Us

Lonza is one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. We harness science and technology to create products that support safer and healthier living and that enhance the overall quality of life.

Not only are we a custom manufacturer and developer, Lonza also offers services and products ranging from active pharmaceutical ingredients and stem-cell therapies to drinking water sanitizers, from the vitamin B compounds and organic personal care ingredients to agricultural products, and from industrial preservatives to microbial control solutions that combat dangerous viruses, bacteria and other pathogens.

Further information can be found at .

About Houston

Our site is a clinical-to-commercial, multi-product manufacturing facility located in Houston, Texas. The site, which employs over 800 individuals, is where our cell and gene therapy activities are conducted in a cGMP environment.

Houston is a diverse Texas city with plenty of amenities, entertainment, and a low cost of living. Onsite features include state-of-the-art equipment, unlimited coffee and tea, a food truck lunch option available on Fridays, with plenty of shops and restaurants within driving distance.

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.


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