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Title:  Engineer, R&D, Product Analysis

Requisition ID:  35975
Date:  Oct 13, 2021
Location: 

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

Department:  R&D
Description: 

Who We Are:-

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 work under the direction of the Product Analysis Supervisor to support activities related to product root-cause failure investigations on electro-mechanical drug delivery devices in a biohazard laboratory.  You will additionally drive lean initiatives on the investigation process, manage communication with internal and external customers, and train team members on new devices.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Is proficient in the use and maintenance of laboratory test equipment necessary for conducting root-cause investigations; such as Instron, CT scanner, oscilloscope, power supply, multi-meter, microscopes.
  • Is proficient in the process of conducting root cause investigations of R&D or returned field units.
  • Utilizes on the job experience, critical thinking skills, and root cause analysis methodologies to assist lab technicians with atypical and/or complex root cause determination.
  • Has effective technical writing skills and is able to communicate findings in a technical, concise, and effective manner with little to no assistance.  Documents investigations reports per procedures.
  • Assists the Product Analysis Supervisor with:
  • Review and approval of investigation reports
  • Training technicians on the investigation processes and use of laboratory equipment.
  • Performing daily, weekly, and/or monthly tracking and trending activities related to complaints and other lab metrics.
  • New customer onboarding
  • Complaint-handling process improvements / lean initiatives.
  • Contributes to the design and development of new tests and debugging methods.
  • Identifies critical product issues. Assists with Issue Reviews and Corrective & Preventive Actions (CAPAs) when necessary. Contacts appropriate support and/or management to ensure issues are reported and resolved.
  • Creates and maintains a clean, neat, and safe work environment through identifying and resolving potential safety hazards.
  • Facilitates teamwork and collaboration between departments to maximize processes and resolve problems.
  • Demonstrates a “Customer Service” approach to all activities and assignments.
  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules.
  • Complies with the company’s safety and quality policies at all times; including proper handling of biohazard materials and components.
  • Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance.
     

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Education: Bachelor's in Science or Engineering
  • Experience: 3-5 years of experience
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Prioritize and complete multiple tasks. Has effective time management skills and can easily adapt to changes in priorities; needs little to no assistance in determining priorities and deliverables.
    • Understand and communicate technical ideas and concepts with technical and non-technical audiences (written and verbal)

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in conducting root cause investigations of field units.
  • Experience in laboratory test equipment operation and maintenance such as Instron, CT scanner, oscilloscope, power supply, multi-meter, and microscopes.
  • Background in medical device or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing and operational excellence concepts.
     

Travel Requirements:

  • No recurring travel requirements.  May be asked to travel up to 5% of the time.

 

Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Must be able to work assigned shift(s) with overtime as required to complete assignments if necessary.
  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods may occur as well as getting to and from offices and building sites.
  • If specifically necessitated by customer requirements, must be able to see with or without corrective lenses and distinguish color differences for product and safety issues. Hearing ability should be sufficient to hear and react to audible alarms from distances up to 150 feet.
  • The ability to lift and carry various items up to 50 pounds for manufacturing positions or 30 pounds for administrative positions as required.
  • Handling of biohazard material and components.

 

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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