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Title:  Molding Engineering Supervisor

Requisition ID:  63995
Date:  Jan 25, 2024
Location: 

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

Department:  Engineering
Description: 

 

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 support all molding equipment used in production.  This includes the manufacture and startup of new plant equipment and equipment upgrades as assigned.  As well as lead and mentor technical staff that supports the molding equipment.

 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and provide sound engineering support with hands on expertise and practices in projects from conception through production.  Interact with engineering, management, site and corporate team members and/or vendors to develop engineering specifications for new equipment or required process improvements; produce, modify, and maintain drawings; maintain project timelines; continuously evaluate projects from the tasks, resource and costs perspective, ensure delivery of the projects on time and within budget; and actively install, start-up, and validate equipment or tooling.
  • Provide technical guidance to assure plant, machinery, and processes are optimized. 
  • Supervise, lead a group of 4-10 technicians over 4 shifts.
  • Assist in electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic design modifications.
  • Coordinate and/or perform all necessary validations and/or process engineering evaluations as needed for manufacturing equipment.
  • Improve processes and procedures to manufacture a quality product at a minimum cost.
  • Provide technical expertise to other plant personnel.
  • Assist in installation of new products, tooling and related processes; investigate tooling and process problems; make new product/process recommendations.
  • Support Engineering projects and Support Product Development as required.
  • Provides engineering assistance to ensure plant, machinery, tooling and processes are at optimum.
  • Contributes to continuous process improvement efforts to reduce scrap, cycle times, improve efficiency, and eliminate waste.
  • Provides a “Customer Service” attitude when interacting with internal and external customers while accomplishing work, production, and achieving quality standards.
  • Maintains a clean, orderly and safe workstation and environment at all times.
  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and safety rules.
  • Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned based on business needs.
  • Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance.

 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Education or Equivalent Experience:  4-year technical degree.
  • Experience: 5 – 8 years.
  • Effective problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Moderate knowledge of computer programs.

 

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in medical device industry or other regulated industry.
  • Six Sigma certifications.
  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description.
  • Support and contribute in Lean Sigma programs and activities towards delivery of the set target.
  • Knowledge of quality systems requirements, FDA Quality System Regulation, cGMP and ISO 9002.

 

Travel Requirements:

  • Minimal.

 

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Medical Device manufacturing requires strict adherence to standards. Working environment is a manufacturing facility, which houses plastic injection molding machines. Must tolerate fumes and particulate generated from various plastics. Work areas are equipped with adequate lighting, cooling/heating and equipment that are in a good working condition. Must work constructively in an environment that may be stressful due to competing resources while at all times maintaining company confidentiality.
  • Must be able to work scheduled work week, plus overtime and/or irregular hours as required to complete assignments. May stand or sit for extended periods of time. Must transport oneself to and from other areas of the facility and travel to other divisions when necessary. Must have good visual acuity. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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