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Title:  Project Engineer, R&D, Containment Systems

Requisition ID:  55665
Date:  Sep 1, 2022

Exton, Pennsylvania, US

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.


Job Summary:

 The Engineer will be responsible for the execution and contributing to the development of Pharmaceutical Container Systems in alignment with the overall R&D strategy from conceptualization through development and transfer to manufacturing.  The Engineer will contribute to developing and implementing current and new products, developing and validating test methods and procedures, and application of design control methodologies.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Collaborate with internal and external team resources to implement new products and develop new products and technologies:
    • Apply good engineering principles to facilitate product development, test engineering, and product support initiatives.
    • Utilize strong analytical skills to aid in the generation of design inputs/specifications that translate from customer user needs and market requirements.
    • Provide technical input to internal designers on products, processes and tooling.
    • Develop and execute design feasibility, design verification, and validation of test methods
    • Ensure timely execution of project assignments in compliance with project timeline, budget and goals.
    • Prepare detailed technical reports and design documentation.
    • Research and implement new technologies and methodologies for use in testing of product.
    • Support internal and external resources such as laboratory support personnel, outside vendors, consultants, technicians, and interns.
    • Design and execute experiments that stress capability of the process using statistical methods to verify viability.
    • Execute protocols or provide instruction/monitoring of protocols during execution.
  • Aid in the maintenance of capabilities in the research and development laboratory in a status that can support the requirements associated with testing to support product development.
  • Hybrid working model possible as project work allows. Living near Exton, PA is important
  • Work as a team member to accomplish plant and corporate goals while fostering global harmonization.
  • Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules.
  • Exhibit regular, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Education: Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Plastics Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science Engineering.
  • Experience: 3-5 years of experience
    • May have an advanced degree with less than 3 years of work experience

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have effective problem solving and interpersonal skills.







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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