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Title:  Senior CAD/CAM Engineer

Requisition ID:  63085
Date:  Feb 10, 2024

Bodmin, Cornwall, GB

Department:  Engineering

Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members, and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.

In this role, you will create, modify and verify CAM programs, whilst supporting CAD activity, for the manufacture and repair of elastomer & plastic moulds, press-tools and other tooling components.

You will demonstrate and use a proactive mindset in order to actively develop processes to increase automation and utilisation of equipment.  Responsible for supporting and contributing to Lean Sigma programs and activities, whilst supporting Technical Leaders and Managers to meet quality, delivery and cost objectives. You would also be expected to Mentor and share best practices with less experienced colleagues.

You will comply with the company’s safety, environmental and quality policies at all times.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Creation, modification and verification of 3, 4 & 5-axis programs and supporting information, for a range of processes, machine tools and CNC control programming languages
  • Preparation, issuing and control of detailed 2D drawings, 3D models and associated production documentation in accordance with global industry standards and expectations
  • Utilise and support CNC machine tool network
  • Create and control processes in order to accurately convey drawing and production information to all other departments
  • Prepare and collate job packs to distribute to other departments
  • Record construction information and feedback from production for quality purposes, process development and resolve issues and prevent future occurrences
  • Comply with all corporate and local site Health & Safety, Environmental and Quality policies, procedures and regulations
  • Interface with and provide technical support to Global Design team and site production staff
  • Comply with all machine instructions and ensure proper use of equipment and assets
  • Comply with all process work instructions, control plans, maintenance and safety schedules
  • Act in accordance with the Company’s Code of Conduct and Guiding Principles
  • Report any near miss accidents, incidents or HSE irregularities and prevent future occurrences
  • Carry out HSE and Workplace Inspections
  • Ensure that your work area(s) are always kept clean and tidy
  • Ensure your PPE is used and maintained correctly
  • Demonstrate and use a proactive mindset in order to actively develop processes to increase automation and utilization of equipment
  • Develop programs to ensure maximum machine efficiency through the use of machine automation
  • Responsible for supporting and contributing to Lean Sigma programs and activities
  • Support the business in meeting all quality, delivery and cost objectives
  • Actively resolve reported issues, problems or irregularities within your area of control and escalate matters where required via the LDMS escalation process
  • Other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications: 


  • Required: Formal engineering apprenticeship to NVQ3 level/City and Guilds or equivalent relevant work experience
  • Desirable: Higher National Certificate in Engineering Discipline




Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Required:
    • Experience in CAM programming for CNC Milling machines (3, 4 & 5-axis)
    • Extensive experience in 2D & 3D CAD software and drawing/design activities
    • Extensive experience of use of measuring equipment
    • Extensive experience of interpreting Engineering drawings
    • Experience of modern cutting tools and techniques
    • Experience in conventional toolroom machinery (mills, lathes, surface grinders)
    • Experienced and conversant PC user


  • Desirable:
    • Experience in CAM programming for CNC Lathes, Grinders, EDM and WEDM
    • Experience in CADCAM applications and support applications
      • SolidWorks
      • EdgeCAM
      • AutoCAD
      • Vericut
      • PDMPro
    • Experience in programming, setting & operation of CNC machines
      • Incl. Heidenhain, Fanuc & Mazatrol control programming languages
    • Experience in elastomer mould, plastic mould and press-tool manufacture
    • Experience in conventional toolroom machinery (mills, lathes, surface grinders)
    • Knowledge and experience of other toolroom machinery (cylindrical grinders, EDM, WEDM)
    • Experience of “Lean Manufacturing” techniques
    • Experience in Offline programming & part verification







Travel Requirements:

  • There are no regular travel requirements for this role


Physical Requirements:

  • Medium – exerting up to 22kg of force occasionally and/or up to 9kg of force frequently, and/or up to 4kg of force constantly to move objects

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 special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, 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.

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