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Title:  Sr. Engineer, Global Mixing & Dimensioning Equipment (m/f/d)

Requisition ID:  37281
Date:  Oct 1, 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: all Manufacturing Sites in EU


Contract details: permanent, full-time

Start date: ASAP

Contact person: Martina Erens

Travel requirements: up to 25%



Job Summary:

The Manufacturing Engineering Team has an essential role within West´s Global Engineering team to support the company’s growth by providing state of the art production equipment and continuous improvement of the existing equipment to secure West´s technical leadership role in the market.

As part of this team, you will be the global Subject Matter Expert (SME) for rubber mixing and dimensioning equipment and lead engineering, management, plant operations and global team members while working with vendors to develop engineering specifications for new equipment or required improvements on existing equipment to support the rubber mixing and dimensioning.



Your Responsibilities:

  • Working with Process Engineering analyse and evaluate existing systems and processes, identifying value-added and non-value-added activities to identify required design challenges
  • Keep up to date on new and future equipment standards and trends in the market and identify value added improvement which may be beneficial
  • Work independently and with vendors to understand root cause of failures, propose design or component changes, and implement and validate equipment modifications
  • Coordinate and/or execute all necessary GMP related validations and/or process engineering evaluations as needed for manufacturing equipment
  • Be the technical point of contact with your equipment vendors and suppliers by assigning tasks, with clear communication of tasks, actions and monitor equipment deliverables including, FAT, SAT etc.
  • Project Management: Take the lead on equipment project management from the URS issue to PQ by applying current project managements practices including GMP conform documentation


Your Profile:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering - Electrical, Mechanical, or Industrial is preferred
  • At least 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment. Ideally in the field of mixing and dimensioning rubber
  • Experience managing equipment projects including specification, procurement, installation and qualification. Practical knowledge in GMP related environment would be a plus
  • Working experience with Microsoft Office products, PowerBI, SolidWorks and/or other CAD systems
  • Strong engineering and troubleshooting skills
  • Proven working experience in project management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication 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 Apply.Accommodation@westpharma.com.  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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