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Title:  Product Development Engineer (m/f/d)

Requisition ID:  61076
Date:  Mar 10, 2023

Eschweiler, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE

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.


Location: Kiefernweg Campus, Eschweiler, NRW, Germany (hybrid working)

Reason for open position: Replacement

Contract details: Permanent, Full-Time

Travel requirements: up to 10%

Start date: asap

Contact person: Katharina Steffens


Job Summary:

In this role you will develop new and improved components for the pharmaceutical industry mainly made from rubber-, aluminum- and plastic materials or combination of these materials. You will develop product concepts, execute studies to prove feasibility and support the scale up to industrial manufacturing.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Executing development projects for new product solutions
  • Being a core team member and technical lead of assigned R&D projects in cross-functional teams
  • Preparing project time schedules and ensuring compliance with these plans and related budgets
  • Ensuring that product development projects activities, project communication and documentation are following internal customer requirements and expectations
  • Designing and executing relevant experiments that stress the capability of the product
  • Applying best practice for research and development activities including proper documentation
  • Supporting the implementation of the newly developed products into our production processes
  • Proactively maintaining awareness of technology and competitive business trends



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering
  • Work experience in the pharmaceutical industry or another highly regulated, international environment is preferred
  • Work experience in a lab environment and method development as well as knowledge about production technologies would be a plus
  • Strong result-oriented analytical skills, hands-on and pragmatic manners
  • Proficient communication and presentation skills in English. German skills or willingness to learn would be an advantage


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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