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Title:  Senior Engineering Manager

Requisition ID:  49522
Date:  Jun 8, 2022

Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, US

Department:  Operations



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:

Provide strategic direction and daily leadership to all engineering functions for the site.  Develop an engineering strategic vision that drives continuous improvement of all site processes, equipment, tooling, fixtures, systems, and work instructions. Develops and implements production processes that are efficient, effective, consistent, and provide safe and ergonomically superior operator experience.  Drive process, system, and equipment innovation throughout the manufacturing process.  Establish, oversee, and execute site capital project management process.  Build, mentor, and develop a high performing team of engineering talent to help ensure the future of the site and the company.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directs the team of engineering managers, supervisors, and engineers that support all production processes for the site including: extrusion, molding, trimming, rinsing, pharmawashing, B2 coating, Envision, and Sterilization along with all supporting equipment and subprocesses such as DES, shaker tables, heat sealers, material handling conveyance, etc.
  • Oversees the site capital project management process to ensure all department’s capital needs for maintenance or growth/improvement are captured, evaluated, and properly addressed; all site capital spending is properly managed, budgeted, forecasted, and reported; an all capital projects are properly documented, resourced, executed with proper focus, completed, and closed out per an established and agreed process.
  • Oversee capital and non-capital projects to improve capacity, quality, efficiency, utilization, and safety at the appropriate cost. 
  • Lead all recommendations, assessments and/or validation processes for installation/upgrade of all manufacturing equipment
  • Primary site technical contact and lead for customer inquiries, audits, and interactions
  • As a key member of the site senior leadership team, provide direction and guidance for the engineering function and critical input into overall site strategic vision, culture, and operational decisions.
  • Provides technical engineering expertise and guidance when needed to ensure optimization of all manufacturing equipment and processes
  • Champions innovation and continuous improvement in all plant manufacturing and supporting processes
  • Utilizes strategic planning approach to continue to evolve the site toward an agreed future state.
  • Implements lean processes, KPI metric analysis and best practice strategies to drive excellence throughout manufacturing operations
  • Works collaboratively with internal stakeholders and/or external vendors in the development/modification of all in electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic designs.
  • Research and analyze data such as vendor design proposal, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application.
  • Performs other duties as assigned based on business need.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's in Engineering or technical degree required, master’s degree preferred
  • 10+ years of technical work experience and 5 years of management experience
  • 5+ years of practical Engineering implementation experience in a manufacturing / production environment.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Lean Six Sigma training
  • cGMP knowledge.
  • Financial Analysis and Reporting experience
  • Ability to manage projects from conception to production
  • Effectively use software tools to manage timelines and budgets
  • Self-motivated and solution-oriented personality.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Effective problem-solving skills.
  • Ability/courage to successfully communicate with any required parties.
  • Able to comply with the company’s safety policy at all times
    • Compliance to all local environmental, health & safety regulations.
  • Able to comply with the company’s quality policy at all times.
    • Compliance to all local site company policies, procedures & corporate policies.


Physical, Mental and Travel Requirements

  • Travel up to 20% or as required
  • Safely work in construction environments
  • Noise level in the work environment while on the production floor is usually moderate to loud.  Hearing protection is required.
  • Must follow and comply with Plant’s Dress and Hygiene Code (SOI)







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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