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Title:  Manufacturing Engineer (Automation)

Requisition ID:  49206
Date:  May 17, 2023

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

Department:  Engineering

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

Responsible for supporting execution of automation projects & continuous improvement activities on existing and future equipment within the business.  Support manufacturing through the design and implementation of new projects in an effort to continually improve existing process and procedures. Execute on implementation of long term solutions and predictive / preventative maintenance and sustainable process systems for key assembly equipment within the proprietary product value streams in Operations, under the appropriate guidance and leadership


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under guidance and leadership, works with internal and external team resources to:
    • Execute on implementation of new automation and assembly equipment validation, including development of procedures and maintenance systems.
    • Scope project requirements in support of new product / product line extension projects and/or product optimization development projects.
    • Support development, execution and documentation of project assignments in compliance with committed timelines and project goals, and per established governance policies and procedures.
    • Actively support proprietary program initiatives with direct customer interactions as warranted by project assignments
    • Ensure technical and customer requirements for assigned projects are achieved.
    • Ensure that all required documentation deliverables are satisfied and delivered.
  • Provide engineering assistance to keep production equipment operating at an optimum efficiencies.
  • Support project initiatives to improve safety, reliability and production based upon evaluation of existing equipment.
  • Assist in solving complex problems, analyzing possible solutions using standard methodologies, procedures, experience, judgment and precedents
  • Drives continuous improvement projects associated with equipment under remit.
  • Understand key business drivers and follow applicable West project management process & methods in execution of assigned tasks
  • Maintain clear communication paths with stakeholders, providing routine project review updates as needed.
  • Impacts quality of own work and the work of others on the team; works within guidelines and policies
  • Performs other duties as assigned based on business needs.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or equivalent technical degree
  • 3 – 5 Years of manufacturing environment experience

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Medical device development and manufacturing background preferred
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, workflows, basic electrical / automation equipment and industrial techniques.
  • Must have effective problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have knowledge of sound engineering principles and practice. 
  • Must possess the ability to plan work and supervise others, as needed.

Travel Requirements:

  • 5 – 10% travel


Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Must be able to perform job duties as required with limited physical demands within clean room manufacturing requirement.



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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