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Title:  Sr. Associate, Product Engineer

Requisition ID:  62584
Date:  Sep 12, 2023

Exton, Pennsylvania, US

Department:  R&D


Hybrid Role working onsite 3-4 days a week in Exton, PA


Who We Are:

At West, we’re a dedicated team that is connected by a purpose to improve patient lives that has been at the center of our Company for more than a century. Our story began when Herman O. West solved the problem of supplying penicillin in mass quantities to the US Government during World War 2. Through our work to deliver thousands of life-saving and life-enhancing injectable medicines to millions of patients daily, West’s indelible mark on the healthcare industry has just begun. A name started our story. How will yours help write our future?  


There’s no better place to join an inclusive community of professionals with opportunities for lifelong learning, growth and development. Supported by benefit programs, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our team members and their families.  


We believe in giving back to help those in need in the communities where we live and work. And are equally committed to creating a healthier environment and planet through our sustainability efforts.  


Job Summary:

 The Sr. Engineer, R&D, Daikyo Development will execute research and development and/or new product development project assignments related to the Daikyo / West devices, container and/or elastomeric product lines. This role will formulate, plan, and execute completion of tasks and/or projects to targeted timelines, in a manner compliant to applicable governance policies and procedures. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain required quality records and project management documents associated with assigned projects.
  • Prepare, support, and participate as directed in project reviews with Project Teams and Management
  • Work with internal and external resources to:
    • Identify project requirements in support of new product/product line extension projects and/or product optimization development projects.
    • Develop, execute, and document project assignments in compliance with committed timelines and project goals, per established governance policies and procedures.
    • Actively support Daikyo product development initiatives with direct customer interactions as warranted by project assignments
    • Ensure technical and customer requirements for assigned projects are achieved.
    • Ensure that all required documentation deliverables are satisfied and delivered.
  • Follow applicable West project management process & methods.
  • Maintain clear communication paths with stakeholders.
  • Interface with customers and external support services, e.g. suppliers and contract vendors, to facilitate the development and execution of assigned projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned based on business needs.
  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Education: Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Plastics Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science.
  • Experience: 5-8 years of experience
    • May have an advanced degree with less than 5 years of work experience


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have effective problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite software, and project management software such as Microsoft Project.
  • Experience with design controls, product development, and test method development/validation preferred.
  • Working knowledge of applicable federal and international regulations such as ISO 13485, ISO 11040, ISO 11608 and 21CFR Parts 210, 211, and 820 preferred. 
  • Working knowledge of 3D design applications preferred.
  • Working knowledge of statistics a plus. 
  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
  • Support and contribute in Lean Sigma programs and activities towards delivery of the set target


Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to 10% of the time to domestic and international customers as well as West’s manufacturing location as project requirements dictate.


Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Must be able to work (30 - 40%) in a laboratory and/or shop floor environment.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, express & exchange ideas and understand direction. 
  • Maintain the ability to work well with others in a variety of situations.
  • Able to multi-task, work under time constraints, problem solve, and prioritize.
  • Able to learn and apply new information or new skills.





West embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We foster an environment where all individuals are safe, treated fairly, valued and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Where permitted by law, employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of post-offer background screening and/or drug screening.  

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