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Title:  Lab Technology Engineer, R&D, Lab

Requisition ID:  62837
Date:  Sep 27, 2023

Ra'anana, Tel Aviv district, IL

Department:  Laboratory


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 Lab Technology Engineer will work under the direction of the R&D Lab Manager to assist with test equipment qualifications, test fixture/jig design, test method development, and test method validations. This individual will also be responsible to create and maintain required lab procedures and lab layouts and equipment optimization and will bring excellent analytical, engineering, and organizational talent to the execution of development projects at West IL.  


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Lab facility and equipment/fixtures owner, including purchasing, receiving, handling, and maintaining per defined procedures.
  2. Ensures lab equipment are properly installed and qualified (IQ/OQ) and functioning per equipment specification.
  3. Responsible for designing laboratory test/assembly figures and jigs (internally or by external vendor), manage CAD models and drawing revisions.
  4. Works closely with and manages timelines of the machine shops and vendors used to procure and fabricate parts.
  5. Assists in the development of test methods, including test method validations/Gage R&Rs.
  6. Works closely with the Lab Manager, Lab Engineers Supervisor, and Lab Technicians Supervisor to plan and coordinate testing needs.
  7. Occasionally writes lab procedures and technical documents such as work instructions, test plans, protocols, and reports.
  8. Performs data analysis, as needed, for technical reports.
  9. Recognizes inefficiencies and takes initiative to improve processes and implement procedures to streamline workflows and increase effectiveness. 
  10. Responsible to maintain a clean and tidy laboratory environment that is audit-ready at all times.



Basic Qualifications: 


  • Education:  Mechanical Engineer with 3+ years of experience, or Mechanical/Electrical Practical                                                                                                Engineer with 5+ years of technical experience
  • Experience: Proven experience designing with SolidWorks, technical (electrical and/or mechanical) experience in an R&D/engineering laboratory environment





Preferred Knowledge, languages, Skills and Abilities:


  • Able to be aware of all relevant standard operating procedures as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
  • Support and contribute to Lean Sigma programs and activities towards delivery of the set target
  • Able to comply with the company’s safety policy at all times
  • List any safety requirements applicable to role within your country
  • Able to comply with the company’s quality policy at all times.
  • List any quality requirements applicable to role within your country


  1. Excellent CAD design and drafting in SolidWorks.
  2. Excellent in Designing for Manufacturability, specifically machining and 3D printing.
  3. Experience with workshop handling (hands-on prototyping, fixing).
  4. Knowledgeable in test method validations, specifically Gage R&R, a plus.
  5. Knowledge of statistics and experience using Minitab a plus.
  6. Proficient in MS Office suite including PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Outlook.
  7. Advantage – working with SAP
  8. Knowledge of ISO 13485 – Quality Management Systems for Medical Devices a plus.
  9. Relevant work history and/or experience may be considered in lieu of degree


Travel Requirements:


  1. Must be able to travel up to 5% of the time


Physical & Mental Requirements:


  1. Physical Requirements:
    • Medium – exerting up to 50lb/22kg of force occasionally and/or up to 20lbs/9kg of force frequently, and/or up to 10lbs/4kgs of force constantly to move objects
  2. Mental requirements:
    • Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance.
    • Demonstrates a “Customer Service” attitude when interacting with internal and external customers.
    • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills as well as keen analytical abilities.
    • Proven experience of working in a fast environment and be comfortable with unknown and changes.
    • Ability of independent and teamwork with strong drive for results.
    • Intellectual curiosity and desire to learn new things.


Delegation/s (Title):

  • Lab Manager
  • Lab Technician Supervisor
  • Lab Engineers Supervisor
  • Lab Engineer (as applicable)
  • Lab Technician (as applicable)










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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