Share this Job
Apply now »

Title:  Principal Manufacturing Engineer Automation QE (m/f/d)

Requisition ID:  43504
Date:  Jul 24, 2022

Eschweiler, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE

Department:  Quality



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.



West in Germany has received a local Best Jobs award in 2020 and 2021 and is now listed in the top 700 employers that offer a safe job with a great perspective for the future. 




Location: Kiefernweg Campus, Eschweiler, NRW

Contract details: Permanent, Full-Time

Travel requirements: up to 20 %

Start date: asap

Contact person: Martina Erens



Job Summary:

This person will provide the company with the technical and quality resources to manage the quality deliverables on selected projects will primarily focus on Automated Forming Cell (AFC)  for rubber pharmaceutical devices and will coordinate the necessary quality activities to lead project timelines achievement and upskilling of the wider West quality team.


The duties will include leading quality activities related to the development and global roll out of a Quality Strategy for automation.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • You will facilitate equipment and process FMEA and ensure, with the Program Manager, that needed updates are driven on the relevant FMEA as required.
  • You will also draft defect library during validation with formal hand over to Operational Quality prior to PPQ.
  • For the automated process, you will provide input to the development and lead the implementation of the agreed quality control strategy.
  • Moreover, you will participate in the review and disposition of all quality attribute and variable data for the program against West specification or drawing such as Ppk's, Cpk's, FAT visual inspections or DoE Experiments.
  • To drive improvements, you will trend and track validation data such as sampling data, project protocols and reports.
  • You will drive the close out of change control, deviations and quality continuous improvements identified during the project.
  • Additionally, you will lead or participate in several continuous improvement projects associated with quality enhancements and operational lead initiative.


Your Profile:

  • In order to succeed in this position, you will need a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Quality or Sciences.
  • You have at least 5 years of professional work experience within a high-speed manufacturing environment.
  • A comprehensive Quality Management education and the ability to assert technical solutions and standards are essential.
  • Ideally, you will bring good knowledge of LEAN and Six Sigma manufacturing principles as well as working knowledge of Statistical Process Controls.
  • An understanding of GAMP 5 guidelines and the ability of authoring or revising procedures and validation documents would be a plus.
  • On a personal level, you will be a good team player and individual contributor as well.
  • As you will interact at all levels, you will bring excellent written and verbal skills in English.




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.

Apply now »