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Title:  Principal Engineer, Maintenance EU/AP (m/f/d)

Requisition ID:  39001
Date:  Nov 24, 2021

Eschweiler, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE

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.



Location: Eschweiler, Germany

Contract details: Permanent, Full-Time

Travel requirements: up to 15% domestically and internationally

Start date: asap

Contact person: Martina Erens



Job Summary:

In this role, you will be responsible for all Maintenance and Asset Management programs, globally. In congress with the Senior Manager, Global Manufacturing Maintenance, Asset Management you will lead a global approach for Preventive maintenance, Asset Management, Overhaul and Global spare-part Management. Furthermore, you will create globally aligned processes for the maintenance of standard key equipment, and you will share this with the sites. You will also establish a strategy for global spare parts including standardization of spare parts, use and allocation process. Moreover, you will develop maintenance task lists for equipment, and you will be collaborating across the Global Manufacturing Engineering team.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead equipment criticality studies for new and existing equipment
  • Standardize Maintenance plans, coordinate with the sites and develop a global approach
  • Support the Maintenance Capex budget process along with periodic reviews and measures
  • Setup Maintenance management routines
  • Propose installation of new equipment or modifications to existing equipment to improve quality and throughput or reduce machine costs
  • Work with the sites and the local Engineering Network to increase machine availability, reliability and control machine lifetime cost
  • Support SAP PM projects for Global Engineering, work with the sites and the Engineering Network
  • Lead the efforts towards continuous improvement in quality, service and costs
  • Train and mentor the engineering and site maintenance teams


Your Profile:

  • You hold a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent technical field experience
  • You have at least 5 years of work experience in Maintenance and Engineering
  • You are proficient with Microsoft Office suite software and project management software
  • You possess advanced working knowledge of Maintenance systems as well as of applicable federal and international regulations such as 21CFR Parts 210 and ideally 211. GLP and GMP experience are preferred
  • You are able to work with leadership teams at manufacturing sites
  • You have demonstrated experience leading maintenance teams and setting up CMMS systems
  • You describe yourself as a self-starter and as an independent worker
  • You are proficient in English. An additional language would be a plus




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