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Title:  Sr. Facilities Engineer

Requisition ID:  48444
Date:  Jun 23, 2022

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 join a team of local engineers, focused on providing engineering support to the site systems and process equipment across the site. Your role will require close interaction with other departments including Engineering, QA, HSE, Operations, Planning, and process area managers and leads to deliver efficient execution of the asset project programs. The scope of this role is wide and varied including asset management from justification through life cycle, equipment trouble shooting, system improvements / upgrades, engineering plant documentation and drawings, project design and management and operational excellence and driving execution to meet dept. metrics. In this role you will provide engineering expertise in further developing different facility and equipment programs and will be key to providing day to day engineering continuity & technical support for equipment issues. You will support the successful execution of key department programs and activities across all areas of the site, you will have responsibility for assigned expense and project budgets and accountability.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


Innovation, Projects and Improvement Initiatives

  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement and cross-functional teamwork
  • Managing to completion installation projects, manufacturing equipment and utility system upgrades, continuous improvement, and energy improvement initiatives
  • Support commissioning / validation on existing and new equipment and projects
  • Managing outside contractors / vendors
  • Assist in the development and design of Mech / Elec / HVAC specifications for projects undertaken within the ME department


Asset Management

  • Provide engineering expertise to support delivery of the day to day planned and reactive activity
  • Experience using lean six sigma principles, RCA’s, FMECA’s for root cause identification and evaluating underlying issues. Quantify issues using 6 sigma tools pareto and DMAIC
  • Identify, propose, and promote opportunities to reduce cost
  • Be actively involved in lean initiatives to drive efficiencies
  • Coordinating with planning and operations to schedule assigned project work to ensure operational efficiency and minimize process downtime
  • Coordinate with other functions to support and manage local budgets as well as locate suppliers and complete purchases
  • Assist with developing, reviewing, and updating relevant departmental SOP and SOI’s


Health and Safety

  • Always meet plant safety requirements for projects and equipment
  • Coordinate safe systems of work in relation to permits as required by the company and regulatory
  • Ensure equipment compliance to corporate guidelines, safety regulations and regulatory requirements


Cost and Budget

  • Ensure any assigned budgets are managed from the local and global levels
  • Contribute to the development of capital project proposals and manage associated capital budget
  • Ensure assigned projects are completed in a timely manner, within budget and with proper regard for safety, regulatory compliance, and operational performance


Engineering Quality Compliance

  • Maintain the compliance and validation state of equipment and ensure they are continually in a state of “Audit Readiness”
  • Ensure compliance with all global engineering requirements as related to equipment / facilities
  • Utilize technical knowledge to assist in determining root cause of equipment failures and facilitate corrective actions
  • Initiate and execute deviations, change controls and CAPA’s
  • Investigate and document procedural and operational deviations
  • Create, modify, and track change control documentation to manufacturing equipment and systems
  • Other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field required e.g., Automation, Mechanical, Manufacturing or Electrical
  • Experience: 5-8 years of experience Minimum of 3 years’ experience in facility or maintenance engineering teams, preferably in manufacturing GMP environment
  • Knowledge and experience of CMMS systems is essential, ideally SAP
  • Ability to build and maintain strong organizational skills


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Team Player
  • Structured way of working and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to think outside the box and innovate
  • Strong knowledge of utility & equipment design, operation, and maintenance
  • cGMP knowledge.
  • Ability to manage and document startup team members
  • Self-motivated and solution-oriented personality
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Working experience with Microsoft Office, Solidworks, AutoCAD, Inventor, SAP


Travel Requirements:

  • <10% as needed


Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job on the production floor, the employee regularly stands, walks, talks, and hears
  • Noise level in the work environment while on the production floor is usually moderate to loud
  • Must be self-motivated, must have excellent people skills, written and verbal communication, problem solving, coaching, training, relationship building, managing resistance and project management skills
  • Must follow and comply with company dress and hygiene policies and procedures
  • Must follow and comply with all company and plant policies, procedure (SOIs), rules and State and Federal law







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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