Manufacturing Engineer

West Pharmaceutical Services
Tempe, AZ
United States

Manufacturing Engineer



West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products. Working by the side of its customers from concept to patient, West creates products that promote the efficiency, reliability and safety of the world's pharmaceutical drug supply. West is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, and supports its customers from locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. West's 2018 sales of $1.7 billion reflect the daily use of approximately 112 million of its components and devices, which are designed to improve the delivery of healthcare to patients around the world.

Job Summary:

In this role, you will support the manufacture and startup of new plant equipment and equipment upgrades as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage and provide sound engineering support with hands on expertise and practices in projects from conception through production. Interact with engineering, management, site and corporate team members and/or vendors to develop engineering specifications for new equipment or required process improvements; produce, modify, and maintain drawings; maintain project timelines; continuously evaluate projects from the tasks, resource and costs perspective, ensure delivery of the projects on time and within budget; and actively install, start-up, and validate equipment or tooling.
Provide engineering guidance to assure plant, machinery, and processes are optimized.
Administrate plant maintenance management software.
Assist in electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic design modifications.
Coordinate and/or perform all necessary validations and/or process engineering evaluations as needed for manufacturing equipment.
Manage and coordinate plant and capital projects, properly document work, and maintain history of projects in appropriate project files.
Improve processes and procedures to manufacture a quality product at a minimum cost.
Provide technical expertise to other plant personnel.
Research and analyze data such a vendor design proposal, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application.
Assist in installation of new products, tooling and related processes; investigate tooling and process problems; make new product/process recommendations.
Support Engineering projects and Support Product Development as required.
Provides engineering assistance to ensure plant, machinery, tooling and processes are at optimum.
Contributes to continuous process improvement efforts to reduce scrap, cycle times, improve efficiency.
Contributes to continuous process improvement efforts to reduce scrap, cycle times, improve efficiency, and eliminate waste.
Provides a “Customer Service” attitude when interacting with internal and external customers while accomplishing work, production, and achieving quality standards.
Maintains a clean, orderly and safe workstation and environment at all times.
Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and safety rules.
Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance.
Performs other duties as assigned based on business needs.
Basic Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor's in Science or Engineering or commensurate experience.
Experience: Minimum of 3 years of experience
Effective problem solving and interpersonal skills
Moderate knowledge of computer programs
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Medical Device industry experience
Six Sigma certifications
Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
Support and contribute in Lean Sigma programs and activities towards delivery of the set target
Travel Requirements:
Physical & Mental Requirements:
Medical Device manufacturing requires strict adherence to standards. Working environment is a manufacturing facility, which houses plastic injection molding machines. Must tolerate fumes and particulate generated from various plastics. Work areas are equipped with adequate lighting, cooling/heating and equipment that are in a good working condition. Must work constructively in an environment that may be stressful due to competing resources while at all times maintaining company confidentiality.
Must be able to work scheduled work week, plus overtime and/or irregular hours as required to complete assignments. May stand or sit for extended periods of time. Must transport oneself to and from other areas of the facility and travel to other divisions when necessary. Must have good visual acuity. If specifically necessitated by customer requirements, must be able to see with or without corrective lenses and distinguish color differences for product and safety issues.
West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please send an email to Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.