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Vision Engineer

Requisition ID:  35825
Date:  Sep 25, 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:

Support maintenance and enhancing current vision inspection systems in the manufacturing process to improve process control and finished goods quality.  Troubleshooting mechanical and electrical systems on vision inspection systems.  Contribute to upstream process improvements through use of Lean Sigma tools and understanding of rejected product root cause.  Works as part of a global team and provide technical support to various functional teams.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ability to specify, test machine vision systems and components, including the ability to write and revise software configurations.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, diagnose, repair, improve vision system mechanical, hardware, software components.
  • Provide support to current and future projects as related to vision operations.
  • Apply and support lean manufacturing initiatives, identifying vision reject reduction opportunities through process improvements, tuning of configurations, or other strategies.  Help Improve the speed and reliability of vision system changeovers.
  • Assist in the implementation and maintaining the vision control strategy through accurate project records and Gantt charts and other tools.
  • Other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering field
    • 1 - 3 years of experience within vision inspection related field preferred
    • Automation, Programming (PLC, VBA), Electronics Troubleshooting preferred
  • Vision machine integration in a cGMP/Pharmaceutical manufacturing environment. 
  • Application skills utilizing latest software, hardware, and vision technology
  • Project management, ability to work independently
  • Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing experience awareness


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 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 relations.
  • Maintain an awareness of “state of the art” technology as it applies to our industry.  Take part in educational programs pertinent to process projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned based on business needs as directed by Vision Inspection Supervisor, Engineering Manager and/or Director, Ops.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products: Excel (charts, graphs, data trending, formulas, and Pivot Tables), Word and Outlook.
  • Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual, and predictable attendance
  • Support and contribute in Lean Sigma programs and activities towards delivery of the set target
  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
  • Able to comply with the company’s safety & quality policies at all times


Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Occasionally required to stand, walk, climb, stoop, or crouch and lift items weighing up to 30 pounds.  Must wear safety toe shoes, safety goggles, and hearing protection, as required, in production areas. 
  • Limited travel (<5%) required.
  • Ability to learn, understand, and remember normal tasks.
  • Ability to hear, speak, and understand conversation in English in a normal tone of voice.
  • 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.
  • Use written and verbal communication skills
  • Read and interpret data, information, and documents
  • Analyze and solve problems
  • Use simple arithmetic reasoning
  • Observe and interpret situations
  • 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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