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Title:  Senior Mechanical Engineer

Requisition ID:  35657
Date:  Dec 5, 2021

Ra'anana, Central district, IL

Department:  R&D



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 collaborate and lead activities of the cross functional teams comprising technical experts within the R&D function, across West’s products portfolio, focusing on drug delivery. You will require to demonstrate creative skills in a dynamic environment along with an engineering expertise attitude. You are expected to participate in the development of multi-disciplinary product involving mechanical, plastic, metal and electronics design.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Development and design of products assembly, special tooling and fixtures
  • Making conceptual design, detailed design, CAD modeling and prototyping
  • Utilize design analyses tools including theoretical calculations for components fit, tolerance analysis and stress calculations
  • Procurement of commercial off-the-shelf components
  • Perform evaluation testing and define product specs
  • Writing and approval of technical protocols, tests methods and presentations related to design activities
  • Performing and/or supervising testing of new and existing products, writing and/or approve tests reports
  • Managing ECOs activities
  • Support validation of products
  • Support industrialization and manufacturing activities
  • Work closely with internal interfaces (Engineering, QA, HF and RA groups) as well as external interfaces such as other groups across the organization
  • Manage and work with subcontractors that support product production
  • Lead and support procurement of commercial off-the-shelf components
  • Support industrialization and manufacturing activities
  • Conduct R&D mechanical team Engineering Change Orders related activities
  • Interface with West customers (e.g. pharmaceutical and biotech companies) as needed in development agreement, for activities led by mechanical engineering team 
  • Collaborate and lead projects activities with other R&D teams across the organization


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Five (5) or more years related experience in products design
  • Proficiency in 3-D CAD software such as SolidWorks
  • Experience with mechanism design
  • Experience with design for manufacturability (DFM)
  • Experience with medical devices design
  • Knowledge and experience in stack-up analysis and other measurements methods


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge in plastic part design, sheet metal components, mechanical assembly, injection molding and other manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge in assembly processes
  • Must be proficient (verbal and written skills) in English. Hebrew is an advantage.
  • Knowledge in PCB manufacturing
  • Experience with medical industry standards
  • Experience with plastic injections, molds and parts design
  • Experience with sheet metal parts design
  • Experience with writing design requirements, engineering test protocols and reports etc
  • Experience in developing test methods for engineering verification tests


Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to 10-20 % of the time



  • Team player and communicative
  • Responsible
  • Creative
  • Innovative
  • Decision Making
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to plan and work on multiple tasks
  • Independent
  • Driving for results










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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