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Title:  Process Engineer

Requisition ID:  56740
Date:  Mar 15, 2023

Dublin, Leinster, IE

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.


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.


To assist the Operations department in improving the manufacturing of product and develop the most optimum molding
process and tooling and automation solutions which meet or exceed customer requirements. This person will provide the
company with the technical resources to ensure that current and future projects are run in accordance with customer
specifications and in-house specifications and standards. Reports directly to the Engineering Manager.


  • Must have a minimum of a National Diploma Level 7 or Level 8 with significant experience in Plastics Engineering (Preferably a Degree in Plastics Engineering) and at least 3-4 years’ experience in the injection molding industry.
  • Must have a very good knowledge of injection mold tooling and design.
  • Must have a very good knowledge of injection molding (standard process and Multi component), processing, ancillary equipment, Robots and automation systems.
  • Preferably worked in either the medical, packaging or technological industries.
  • Must have dealt with Customers in a previous employment.
  • Preferably have some knowledge of Real time monitoring systems.
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Design of experiments (DOE) and demonstrate use of same.
  • Must have good data analysis capabilities & be familiar with statistical software, (ideally Minitab).
  • Should have a good knowledge of the principles of WCM, JIT, SMED, and Kaizen.
  • Must have knowledge in computer systems; integrated manufacturing systems; word processing and spreadsheets. (Also knowledge of MFG Pro would be a distinct advantage).
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to accurately document work performed.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of 6sigma methodology.
  • 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 deal with all levels of employees and work across various departments.
  • Must be able to work independently on own projects while working concurrently with all departments.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the introduction of all new products into the company and compiling standard specifications for each process and monitoring all existing production to standard specifications.
  • Responsible for executing projects relating to new products, the continuous improvement program, lean program & line extensions for existing customers & products.
  • Responsible for process optimization of existing processes.
  • Ensures process optimization using statistical techniques.
  • Works with the Production Group leaders (PGL’s) in troubleshooting processing problems.
  • Establishes relationships with the customers and Equipment/ Raw Material suppliers in pursuit of continuous improvement and on-going business development.
  • Attends schedules and facilitates internal meetings to help establish priorities and assign tasks.
  • Solves, in conjunction with the Quality department, customer related problems/issues as needed and is responsible for closeout of internal quality and CAPA related actions.
  • Instructs others, formally or informally, regarding manufacturing related skills or knowledge and assist in the training of employees on new processes or systems introduced to the company.
  • Coordinate the development of documentation in the Production and Technical areas in line with ISO9001 and ISO 13485 requirements, and review the systems with the Group Leaders and the Quality department on a regular basis to ensure conformance to same.
  • Communicate on a regular basis (or as appropriate) with external suppliers of materials and equipment and provide regular feedback on any issues to the management team. 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.
  • Compliance to all site Environmental, Health and Safety requirements training, and regulations.

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

  • Process Engineer.







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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