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Title:  Mechanical Engineering Manager, R&D

Requisition ID:  64142
Date:  Jun 4, 2024

Radnor, Pennsylvania, US

Department:  R&D



Onsite position with flexible arrangements. Candidates applying to this role must be within a 50 mile commutable distance to the job location.


Who We Are:

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, you will be responsible for leading new product development and technology initiative Teams in the Advanced Technology and Design Global Engineering Group. This role will manage a multidisciplinary team of Mechanical, Biomedical, and System Engineers in collaboration with Hardware, Firmware, and Industrial Engineers. The team conducts research and support imagination of new and innovative conceptual products by modeling, designing, specifying, integrating, electrical/mechanical components into system-level designs.  The individual will bring knowledge of best practices in his/her area of expertise to assure organizational and Team objectives are met. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages / Leads / Mentors a global team of multidisciplinary engineers to develop multiple new product concepts. with committed timelines and project goals per established governance policies, best practice, and guidelines.
  • Functions as the Chief Architect, Technical Lead, and Program Manager of the Project Team
  • Generates 3D CAD models and 2D drawings of product concepts
  • Prepares and presents detailed technical presentations, reports and design documentation as required.
  • Develops and mentors’ members of their direct reports by providing necessary guidance, identifying necessary training, and providing professional development activities to build competence and depth
  • Negotiates and collaborates with Senior Management and other key stakeholders to influence and drive decision making.  
  • Applies strong analytical skills to identify and understand customer/user needs, market requirements, technical requirements, human factors need, and translation to the finished design output. 
  • Applies engineering principles to guide the design team and provide solution of mechanical problems.   
  • Generate intellectual property referenced to the mechanical design   
  • Promote an environment that balances the necessary GMP compliance with the flexibility required for rapid new product development.  


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s and or master’s degree with emphasis in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience
  • This position requires a highly organized person who is articulate and personable, provides leadership to others on the team, acts as a resource for other team members, has in-depth knowledge and experience in medical device development, and demonstrates initiative and commitment to quality in all tasks.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong Leadership and Mentoring Skills
  • Product Management, Agile Development Methodology
  • Multi-tasking skills and ability to juggle/prioritize multiple projects
  • Ability to translate high level user needs into technical requirements and feature sets
  • Early Concept Development and Prototyping
  • Strong Electrical / Mechanical Systems Development
  • Proficient with Solid works, FEA Software, Microsoft Office suite software
  • Knowledge of Parametric Modeling, GD&T, Tolerance Analysis, Solid Works experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma DFSS Techniques
  • Knowledge of Mathcad, LabView, or other Modeling Tools and experience
  • Knowledge of DFMEA, PFMEA and other Risk Management Tools
  • Knowledge of DOE, Statistical Analysis, Minitab experience preferred
  • 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
  • Able to comply with the company’s safety policy at all times.
  • Able to comply with the company’s quality policy at all times.


Travel Requirements:

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


Physical and Mental 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
  • Heavy Mental – communication written / oral, quick decision making, interpreting data, reading, or writing, presenting, and public speaking.



West embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We foster an environment where all individuals are safe, treated fairly, valued and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Where permitted by law, employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of post-offer background screening and/or drug screening.  

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