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Title:  Temp Assoc, R&D Technical Support

Requisition ID:  63235
Date:  Sep 19, 2023

Ra'anana, Central district, IL

Department:  R&D


At West, we’re a dedicated team that is connected by a purpose to improve patient lives that has been at the center of our Company for more than a century. Our story began when Herman O. West solved the problem of supplying penicillin in mass quantities to the US Government during World War 2. Through our work to deliver thousands of life-saving and life-enhancing injectable medicines to millions of patients daily, West’s indelible mark on the healthcare industry has just begun. A name started our story. How will yours help write our future?  


There’s no better place to join an inclusive community of professionals with opportunities for lifelong learning, growth and development. Supported by benefit programs, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our team members and their families.  


We believe in giving back to help those in need in the communities where we live and work. And are equally committed to creating a healthier environment and planet through our sustainability efforts.  


Job Summary:


In this role, the R&D Technician will supervise an R&D production line, lead and support operational R&D activities such as testing coordinating, tooling calibration.

In addition will be responsible to perform various testing throughout product development phases, from initial concept tests, feasibility, engineering.

The individual will bring excellent analytical, technical, and organizational talent to the execution of development projects at West.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Manage and maintain the engineering assembly pilot line for SmartDose 10ml sample builds
  2. Performs, coordinates and documents feasibility, engineering and failure investigation related testing activities
  3. Experienced in the use of laboratory equipment, such as tensile/compression/torque testing machines (Testometric, Instron), Magnifying Glass, Analytical Balance, Data Logger, Environmental Chamber, etc.
  4. Performs per need general maintenance activities on R&D tools, equipment, and machinery.
  5. Support validation of products
  6. Support industrialization and manufacturing activities
  7. Work closely with internal interfaces (Engineering, QA, HF and RA groups) as well as external interfaces such as other groups across the organization
  8. Lead and support procurement per need
  9. Collaborate projects activities with other R&D teams across the organization
  10. Commercial Production Line engineering support



Basic Qualifications: 


  • Education: Technician\ Practical Engineer diploma\ Student or graduated from relevant filed
  • Three (3) or more years related experience
  • Experience: A similar experience from a medical device company- an advantage


Preferred Knowledge, languages, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Hands on capabilities
  2. Technical experience performing testing on medical devices.
  3. This position requires a highly organized person with work ethic .
  4. Proficient in MS Office suite including PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Outlook.
  5. Statistical analysis and experience with Minitab or similar tool - Advantage
  6. Experience with Solidworks or equivalent CAD modeling software - Advantage



Travel Requirements:


  • No travel requirements


Physical & Mental Requirements:


  1. Very Heavy/ Heavy/ Medium/ Light/ Sedentary: Sedentary
  2. List any mental requirements:
  • Professional integrity
  • Independent
  • Open minded
  • Team player and communicative
  • Responsible
  • Innovative
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to plan and work on multiple tasks
  • Driving for results



Delegation/s (Title):


Manager, R&D, Mechanical Engineering












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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