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Title:  Sr. Equipment Engineer - PLC Integration & Controls (m/f/d)

Requisition ID:  48087
Date:  Aug 6, 2022

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: Kiefernweg Campus, Eschweiler, NRW

Contract details: Permanent, Full-Time

Travel requirements: up to 20%

Start date: asap

Contact person: Martina Erens



Job summary:

The Global Equipment Engineering Team has an essential role within West´s Global Engineering 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 a part of this team, you will support equipment through the entire lifecycle process focusing on equipment controls, network connectivity, and data acquisition in our global production facilities. You will work closely with other engineering functions - process engineering, quality groups, our D&T Network, plant controls technicians and other site teams.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Become part in the global Integration and Controls equipment SME team 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 global network connectivity and data acquisition for all manufacturing equipment
  • Drive forward the standardization and harmonization of our production equipment and associated documentation across the global network
  • Keep up to date on new and future controls and connectivity standards and trends in the market and identify value added improvement which may be beneficial
  • Work independently and with vendors to convey requirements related to equipment controls, network connectivity, and data acquisition
  • Take the lead in systematic problem-solving activities if the manufacturing plants need support
  • Coordinate and execute all necessary GMP related validations and process engineering evaluations as needed for manufacturing equipment
  • Project Management: Take the lead on equipment project management from the User Requirement Specification (URS) issue to Process Qualification (PQ) by applying current project managements practices including the needed GMP conform documentation
  • Perform drawing and code reviews to ensure equipment conforms to globally unified safety standards and major components comply with West standardization efforts



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering
  • At least 5 years of experience in controls and network connectivity
  • Proven working experience in project management with minimal direction in manufacturing industries
  • Excellent understanding of machine source codes
  • Working in different platforms such as Rockwell, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Proface, or equivalent
  • Ability to drive change and to think outside the box
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and, preferably, a second language



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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