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Title:  Sr. Process Engineer, Global Engineering

Requisition ID:  33821
Date:  Oct 4, 2021

Kinston, North Carolina, US

Department:  Engineering

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:

In this role, you will initiate and implement ideas for process improvement activities that support and/or improve high quality production systems and automation, maintaining high standards of quality and safety on all phases.  Work with Global Engineering team and the Automation Transformation team to develop products/processes and install equipment Globally.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assume full responsibility for various Global Process Engineering projects as assigned, allowing the achievement of maximizing output and/or minimizing cost by developing products, new equipment and/or methods or the improvement of existing equipment and/or methods.  Fully define projects via specifications or drawings.
  • Plan, schedule and perform project or sub-project details; follow-up on new and revised improvements to assure proper implementation/installation of equipment globally. Operate within approved time schedules and project budgets.
  • Consult and cooperate with Corporate/customer/supplier personnel as authorized and required.  Maintain effective communication and working relationships.
  • Work with the Global AFC teams and ensure the process is operating efficiently and any process improvements are followed through and completed.
  • Keep supervisor advised of any unusual situation, which might impair the progress, execution, or final project objective so that they may act accordingly.
  • Maintain an awareness of the “state of art” as it applies to our industry.  Take part in educational programs pertinent to process engineering/projects.
  • Instruct and train West Pharmaceutical Services personnel in the use of any special equipment that may be required after project completion.
  • Provide technical support to other plants, departments, and divisions.
  • Maintain accurate project records.
  • Perform process audits ensuring facilities are adhering to procedures.
  • Conduct any activities with established policies and corporate activities.
  • Protect WPS confidential information.
  • Apply complex analytical judgment to a wide variety of duties in the engineering field you practice.
  • Other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering field
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Engineering, preferably in a Manufacturing Environment


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Injection Molding Experience
  • AutoCad and/or SolidWorks experience
  • Statistical Analysis software experience
  • Advanced mechanical aptitude
  • 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
  • Able to comply with the company’s safety policy at all times
  • Able to comply with the company’s quality policy at all times.


Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to 30% of the time


Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Must maintain the ability to work well with others in a variety of situations.
  • Must be able to multi-task, work under time constraints, problem solve, and prioritize.
  • Must also be able to maintain confidentiality as appropriate.
  • Ability to make independent and sound judgments.
  • Use written and verbal communication skills to accurately convey messaging.
  • Read and interpret data, information and documents
  • Analyze and solve simple to complex problems
  • Observe and interpret situations to respond appropriately.
  • Learn and apply new information or new skills.
  • Work under deadlines with constant interruptions


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 kimberley.eby@westpharma.com.  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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