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Title:  Sr. Maintenance Reliability Engineer

Requisition ID:  49657
Date:  Jun 11, 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:

The Maintenance Reliability Engineer acts as a key technical person responsible for proactive failure identification, resolution of repetitive failures and long-term issues to define the reliability strategy for maximum productivity uptime afforded to production teams. This individual will also be expected support the facilities/maintenance and engineering groups as required.  Responsible and accountable for adherence to procedures, quality, production, maintenance, safety and schedules.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide recommendations for future equipment modifications to increase maintainability and to reduce scheduled/unscheduled downtime (e.g. – better access means, remote lubrication options, etc.).  Recommendations should be supported by suitable risk assessment process.
  • Manage proposed changes for equipment and processes via suitable means including and up to formal change control process, supported by Maintenance Supervisors to drive completion.
  • Develop critical spare parts lists (mechanical and electrical) for equipment/systems utilizing Maintenance and other sources.  Provisions for end-of-life components must be made including upgrades, rebuilding/repair, or used stock.
  • Evaluate methods for control of critical spare parts (e.g. – stock, local pick-up, etc.).
  • Assist Maintenance with alternate parts sourcing.
  • Develop preventative maintenance task sheets/procedures and harmonize between types of equipment/systems as necessary (e.g. – standardizing on electric motor/bearing lubrication methods for all equipment, similar tasks for similar equipment, etc.).
  • Develop/Implement both preventative and predictive maintenance practices to minimize scheduled/unscheduled downtime.
  • Generate and utilize Pareto Charts, or other suitable trending means, to identify and analyze equipment failures and to prioritize maintenance functions and equipment improvements.
  • Perform root cause failure analysis on equipment failures and develop strategies to prevent recurrence, if possible.
  • Coordinate multi-disciplinary teams consisting of Production Team Members, Maintenance Team Members, Project Engineers, Supervisors and Craftsmen, using RCM, FMEA and other methodologies
  • Organize Proactive Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) - sessions and reactive root cause analyses


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Field, Mechanical or Electrical preferred, or
  • 10 or more years of practical experience in Technical, Industrial and Manufacturing Troubleshooting with training/experience in relevant Reliability Engineer field
  • Must have effective problem solving and interpersonal skills, written and verbal
  • Must be able to manage resources effectively & efficiently.
  • Ability to work through problems and develop appropriate, successful solutions
  • Able to exercise independent judgment with limited instruction and guidance
  • Proficient of computer/PC use including Microsoft Office


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Able to comply with the company’s safety policy at all times
  • Able to comply with the company’s quality policy at all times.
  • 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 to Lean Sigma programs and activities towards delivery of the set target
  • FMEA (Failure Mode and Effective Analysis)
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • RCA (Root Cause Analysis)
  • RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance)
  • Reliability and improvement concepts: DMAIC
  • Project management








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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