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Title:  Senior Metrology Specialist Global Laboratory (m/f/d)

Requisition ID:  62070
Date:  Sep 29, 2023

Eschweiler, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE

Department:  Laboratory

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.


Please note that the following job is reflective of multiple locations where we have posted one opening. They are not reflective of multiple openings. We intend only to fill one opening and you need to only apply to one.


Contract details: permanent, fulltime

Travel requirements: max. of 10%

To be filled: Immediately 


Job Summary:

The Senior Specialist, Metrology Global Laboratory is responsible for overseeing global site laboratory equipment harmonization and qualification programs. This involves strong collaboration with other functions such as D&T and Quality as well as with West´s Data Integrity Program Lead. In addition, this is supporting all global site laboratories with facility projects such as laboratory renovations, expansions and building of new laboratories. In this function, the job holder will collaborate with the global facility engineering team, local site engineering teams and the local site laboratories team in order to ensure a globally aligned approach and maximized value obtained from those facility projects.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • SME Support and global alignment of Procurement of new Equipment and Technology, Annual Installation Qualifications and Calibrations, Preventative maintenance, Troubleshooting, Repairs, Lab Instrument asset management and life cycle
  • Collaborate with all functional groups including onsite contractors to ensure Lab timelines and due dates are met
  • Collaborate with other functional groups to maintain, expand and improve Laboratory facilities
  • Drive equipment harmonization process across global laboratories
  • Provide reporting for global Lab instrument CAPEX
  • Author, review and approve controlled instrument documents such as investigations, work instructions, and standard operating procedures
  • Review and approve documents generated in support of instrument quality program
  • Collaborate with vendors/suppliers to ensure equipment needs are communicated and implemented
  • Evaluate, implement and manage equipment utilization and capacity system to determine risks and evaluate replacements/upgrades
  • Work with vendors to drive process improvements, timely schedule of deliverables


Your Profile

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Laboratory Science or other related field or equivalent education/experience
  • Multiple years of experience in a pharmaceutical related field with experience in a laboratory setting 
  • Experience in the use, maintenance, and repair on analytical instrumentation 
  • Knowledge of calibration accuracy testing requirements and metrology. 
  • Good knowledge in SAP and experience in use of Master Control Document Management System
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills aswell as organizational skills
  • Demonstrated strong project and people management skills
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines


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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