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Title:  CNC Miller - Nightshift

Requisition ID:  65177
Date:  May 30, 2024


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.

Job Summary:

In this role, you will set and operate CNC milling machines and Surface Grinders in the manufacture and repair of elastomer & plastic moulds, press-tools and other tooling components.

You will demonstrate a proactive mindset for process development, assist in increasing automation and utilisation of equipment, support and contribute to Lean Sigma programs and activities, whilst supporting colleagues and Managers to meet quality, delivery and cost objectives.

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Set & Operate CNC milling machines (3 & 4 axis)
  • Set & Operate CNC/NC surface grinders
  • Comply with all corporate and local site Health & Safety, Environmental and Quality policies, procedures and regulations
  • 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
  • Read, understand & interpret Engineering drawings correctly
  • Act in accordance with the Company’s Code of Conduct and Guiding Principles
  • Report any near miss accidents, incidents or HSE irregularities
  • 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 a proactive mindset for process development
  • Ensure maximum machine efficiency through effective prioritization and use of machine automation
  • Support and contribute to Lean Sigma programs and activities
  • Support the business in meeting all quality, delivery and cost objectives
  • Report issues, problems or irregularities beyond your control to the appropriate person or 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


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Required:
    • Experience in setting & operation of CNC equipment
    • Familiarity and experience in on-machine programming
    • Familiarity and experience of use of measuring equipment
    • Familiarity and experience of interpreting Engineering drawings
    • Familiarity and experience of modern cutting tools and techniques
    • Experience and conversant PC user


  • Desirable:
    • Experience in Fanuc machine tool controls
    • Experience in multi-axis machine tools
    • Experience in elastomer mould, plastic mould and press-tool manufacture
    • Experience in conventional toolroom machinery (mills, lathes, surface grinders)
    • Knowledge of other toolroom machinery (cylindrical grinders, EDM, WEDM)
    • Experience in automation processes & database managed machine tools
    • Experience of “Lean Manufacturing” techniques
    • Experienced 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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