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Title:  Associate Engineer, R&D

Requisition ID:  40822
Date:  Oct 14, 2021

Dublin, Leinster, IE

Department:  R&D



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.


At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.



Working within Research & Development (R&D), reporting to the Manager, R&D Mechanical Design this role will support the development of West Proprietary products.



  • Degree in Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering, or Masters in a similar discipline.
  • Must have knowledge and practical experience of engineering statistics for design verification and evaluation. Experience using Minitab software is beneficial.
  • Must have knowledge in computer systems, MS-Office
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to accurately document work performed.
  • Customer communication will be an important aspect of this position.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to travel as required by the position.
  • Must be able to organize and prioritize tasks; must be detail orientated and self-motivated.
  • Must be able to work independently on own projects while working concurrently with all departments and levels of employees.
  • Should have a good practical working knowledge of Solid Works and/or 3D modelling experience.
  • Should have knowledge of injection moulding manufacturing process from a Design for Manufacturing (DFM) perspective
  • Should have practical experience in undertaking tolerance stack analysis studies, FEA analysis would be highly beneficial.
  • Should have work experience in either the medical, packaging or technological industries with an understanding of the regulatory requirements and medical device directives.
  • Should have knowledge of design control processes and key deliverables from product design inputs to design outputs.
  • Should have knowhow, experience locating and extracting product requirements from relevant international standards and regional regulatory directives.     


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review customer and business requirements to develop product design input requirements and design verification test plans.
  • Write and review DHF documentation, e.g., Protocols, Reports etc.
  • Support and participate in applicable design control and risk management activities
  • Establishes relationships, both internal & external in pursuit of product development continuous improvement and on-going business development needs.
  • Work with SMEs to develop user studies / product validation tests.
  • Create and maintain Design History File (DHF) documentation.
  • Support test method validation activities for R&D projects.
  • Execute test plans and protocols; resolve deviations.
  • Verify product designs according to regulatory requirements and internal quality standards.
  • Assist with the training and development of personnel on new processes or systems introduced.
  • Compliance to all local site company policies, procedures and corporate policies.
  • Perform additional duties at the request of their direct supervisor.


Delegation of Duties:
When absent from the site duties and responsibilities will be delegated to the following designates

  • Manager, R&D, Mechanical Design







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 Apply.Accommodation@westpharma.com.  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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