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Lab Technician

Requisition ID:  35496
Date:  Jul 8, 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.


SummaryReport to the Product Development (R&D) Lab Manager, the Lab Technician will assist the product development team with test sample preparation, sample builds, perform engineering studies, verification testing activities and product sustainability. The individual will bring technical, hands on skills to the execution of development projects at West Dublin. This will include the successful execution of activities relating to the testing of new and propriety medical devices from feasibility/development /verification and commercialization phases.



  • Education or equivalent experience: engineering diploma, mechanical background or equivalent
  • At least 3-5-years’ experience in a similar role & in a product development environment with hands on technical experience
  • Experience with Gauge R&R and qualification of engineering test fixtures, assembly fixtures, Test Method development & Test Method Validation, Engineering Studies, EVT, DVT
  • Experience in tensile, compression and torsion testing equipment is a distinct advantage


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Duties to include maintaining high standards of compliance with Health and Safety, Quality System and Proprietary/Customer requirements.
  • Duties to liaise with Product Design, Validation & Verification and Analytical Engineers to achieve project goals
  • Duties to include assisting the engineering team in the development of test methods, work instructions, and other documentation as required.
  • Duties to follow protocols required for Engineering Testing, Human Factors Engineering, Design Verification and Design Validation
  • Responsible for  Lab equipment, Lab SOP’s according to Lab performance needs and Global ESOP’s
  • Responsible for the day to day operations of the laboratory, ensuring samples are processed accurately, promptly, and efficiently within a controlled environment for testing.
  • Responsible for preparing test samples according to work instructions and procedures for engineering and verification testing.
  • Responsibility to actively participate in daily/weekly staff meetings
  • Responsible for meeting agreed deadlines
  • Responsibility to ensure good knowledge of relevant ISO standards
  • Needs to be an active hand on person to work in the Testing Laboratory with the R&D and product development team.
  • Needs to be a well-organized person with exposure/experience with 3D CAD, 3D printing & prototyping, MiniTab, MS Office suite including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook and Lab relevant analysis and simulation software tools
  • Capable of working in a fast-paced environment with the ability to trouble shoot and problem solve
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required







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 kimberley.eby@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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