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Title:  Sr. Maintenance Engineer with SAP expertise (m/f/d)

Requisition ID:  35226
Date:  Sep 29, 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: Kiefernweg, Germany or any other West Location in Europe

Department: Global Operations

Contract Conditions: full-time

Start date: ASAP

Travel requirements: up to 10%

Recruiter: Martina Erens


Position Summary:

The Manufacturing Maintenance Department has an essential role within West´s Global Engineering team to support existing and new capacity growth. In this role you will lead the SAP PM Data strategy in close contact with the global Equipment SME and site teams. You will provide support for SAP data setup in the plants and maintenance preventive task list standardization. Support the SAP Hana project for Maintenance, developing a global system with the specific needs within a GMP environment. Global approach in creation of BOM’s for existing and new equipment.  Provide consistent Engineering support and guidance to the global facilities, equipment & tooling teams to achieve corporate goals for Quality, Overall Efficiency, Cost Reduction, Safety and Well-being.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Review, understand, and support creation of maintenance plans
  • Setup and/or participate in equipment criticality studies for new and existing equipment
  • Standardize Maintenance plans, coordinate with the sites and develop a global approach
  • Coordinate with system owners and sites to establish global data governance rules for PM master data
  • Provide technical and training support for the PM system to all sites
  • Responsible for the integrity of the PM Master Data management system and develop a system to define global maintenance KPIs
  • Support & recommend improvements to the asset management program for equipment and facilities
  • Train and mentor the engineering team as well as maintain competency and state-of-art knowledge
  • Actively participate in the creation and support of SAP PM Hana by designing and finalizing the master data elements to be captured globally for PM master data objects
  • Resolve issues and coordinate activities by serving as the focal point between the different stakeholders, project team and sites




  • You have a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electro-Mechanical Engineering or Maintenance
  • To be successful in this role, you have a minimum of 5 years of experience in similarly situated role with emphasis on SAP Master Data and PM
  • In addition, you have a proven ability to manage PM system including data entry and management as well as in SAP PM module
  • You muss posses advanced level skills in Excel and other MS Office functionality
  • With your outstanding organizational and problem-solving skills, you handle multiple projects effectively with minimal direction
  • In our dynamic environment, you will be comfortable to see beyond the boundaries and have self-confidence in presenting and supporting conclusions
  • The ability to be a creative thinker and solution searcher as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English round off your profile



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 kimberley.eby@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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