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Title:  Design Engineer Global Tooling & Product (m/f/d)

Requisition ID:  65237
Date:  May 10, 2024

Eschweiler, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE

Department:  Engineering

At West, we’re a dedicated team that is connected by a purpose to improve patient lives that has been at the center of our Company for more than a century. Our story began when Herman O. West solved the problem of supplying penicillin in mass quantities to the US Government during World War 2. Through our work to deliver thousands of life-saving and life-enhancing injectable medicines to millions of patients daily, West’s indelible mark on the healthcare industry has just begun. A name started our story. How will yours help write our future?  


There’s no better place to join an inclusive community of professionals with opportunities for lifelong learning, growth and development. Supported by benefit programs, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our team members and their families.  


We believe in giving back to help those in need in the communities where we live and work. And are equally committed to creating a healthier environment and planet through our sustainability efforts.  


Location: Kiefernweg Campus, Eschweiler, NRW, Germany

Reason or open role: Replacement

Contract details: Permanent, Full-Time

Travel requirements: up to 5%

Start date: asap

Contact Person: Katharina Steffens


Job Summary:

The Tooling Design Department is an essential component in Engineering and Operations. The team's objective is to continue the support in designing tools the manufacturing facilities require for production, provide innovative solutions and services to the tooling group and other departments within the company. The designer hired for the position will be part of a team that rely on effective teamwork and global collaboration in a fast pace and dynamic environment.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and support existing tooling
  • Provide good centerline spacing lay out for experimental molds, commercial molds, Multi Trim Dies (MTD’s) and devices
  • Able to design experimental molds, commercial molds, MTD´s and devices
  • Coordinate tooling orders for global manufacturing plants
  • Good understanding of tools and processes to support the West plants and other cross-functional or engineering departments with tooling issues, global tooling standardization questions and best practices
  • Assume responsibility for various assigned projects to improve product quality and tooling designs
  • Collaborate with our fabrication shops and elastomer manufacturing facilities to verify, optimize and correct tooling designs and modifications
  • Maintain awareness of new technology trends, materials, and design/analytical software



  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or qualified toolmaking technician or related science
  • Minimum 3 years of related experience in manufacturing with preferred experience in pharmaceutical and/or medical device industry
  • Excellent knowledge in MS Office and advanced knowledge in SolidWorks
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Finite Element Analysis, and PDM Pro is preferred
  • Ability to translate mechanical documents and engineering drawings into appropriate dimensions for production
  • Fluent in German and proficient in English
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including flexibility, collaboration and inclusion skills, and ability to work in an international team environment
  • Ability to speak in front of groups, express & exchange ideas, observe and interpret situations
  • Ability to make independent and sound judgments, and to work under time constraints
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret data, information and documents


West embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We foster an environment where all individuals are safe, treated fairly, valued and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Where permitted by law, employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of post-offer background screening and/or drug screening.  

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