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Title:  Controls Specialist - (8 Hour Night Shift)

Requisition ID:  61733
Date:  Nov 22, 2023

Kinston, North Carolina, US

Department:  Maintenance


Shift Hours: (3:00PM - 11:00PM)



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.


POSITION SUMMARY: Program, repair and/or conduct PMs on all types of equipment and drives focusing on the controls systems of our operating equipment. Participate in the decision-making process regarding the specification, testing, installation, and validation of these controls systems. 



  • Trouble-shoot and repair equipment, drives and control systems of all types.
  • Install and evaluate new control technologies as required.
  • Conduct/perform periodic PM work on all these drives and controls systems.
  • Document all work performed on plant equipment.
  • Recommend improvements to plant equipment and/or the manufacturing process as required.
  • Train and guide the work of plant maintenance technicians regarding the control’s aspects of our operation.
  • Safeguard all corporate or plant confidential information.
  • Create and maintain interest in the plant safety program and look for areas of improvement.
  • Performs other duties as assigned based on business needs, such as, validations.
  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules.
  • Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual, and predictable attendance.



  • Education: High School or equivalent
  • Experience: 3-5 years of experience
  • At least four years relevant, hands-on work experience including experience with software and PLC systems (particularly Allen Bradley and Siemens control systems.)
  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics, and controls diagrams.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude required.
  • Effective communication and organizational skills required.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to train and guide the work of lower skilled mechanics.



  • AAS degree preferred in electronics, electrical and/or a technical area (i.e., an engineering discipline)
  • State Career Readiness Certificate at the Silver Level.



  • Minimal.







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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