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Title:  Batch release technician

Requisition ID:  54221
Date:  Sep 7, 2022

Dublin, Leinster, IE

Department:  Operations



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.



Responsible for the co-ordination and reviewing of all batch release activities and documentation in accordance with customer and regulatory requirements prior to final review of documents by QA. Reports directly to the Value Stream Lead or Business Unit Manager. Ensures all batch paperwork is prepared and released in a timely manner for shipping of batches. First point of contact for batch release and shipments in the Business Unit.



  • Preferably have worked in the Medical device, Pharmaceutical or high volume regulated manufacturing environment.
  • Must have knowledge in computer systems; integrated manufacturing systems; word processing and spread sheets.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to accurately document work performed.
  • Must be able to work independently on own projects while working concurrently with all departments.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to organize and prioritize tasks; must be detail orientated and self-motivated.
  • Must be able to deal with all levels of employees and work across various departments.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with Planning, Production and shifts to co-ordinate and prioritise batch paperwork
  • Ensure all batch paperwork is error free before it leaves the production floor
  • Responsible in conjunction with Value Stream lead or Business Unit Manager for establishing performance metrics for the Business unit on batch paperwork
  • Ensure metrology and other input documentation required for batch release is up to date and is prioritised in accordance with the batch release and shipping plan. Assist with any correction activities that are required (e.g. recalling pallets from Third Party Logistics)
  • Liaise and feedback to PGL’s and trainer’s issues found during batch paperwork review in a timely manner
  • Document and communicate any unplanned delays in batch release and shipments
  • Co-ordinate any validation metrology requirements in line with shipping metrology requirements
  • Continuously drive improvement projects to deliver competitive advantage for both the Business and customer
  • Compliance to all site Environmental, Health and Safety requirements training, and regulations.
  • Compliance to all local site company policies, procedures and corporate policies.
  • Perform additional duties at the request of the direct supervisor.
  • Act in accordance with the company’s guiding principles and adherence to the corporate Code of Conduct.



Delegation of Duties:

When absent from the site duties and responsibilities will be delegated to the following designates


  • Job Title:   Value Stream Lead


  • Job Title:  Production Group Leader 







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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