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Title:  Senior Automation Engineer

Requisition ID:  63586
Date:  Feb 8, 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.  

In this role, you will oversee manufacture and startup of new plant equipment and equipment as assigned.

 

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 engineering guidance to assure plant, machinery and processes are optimized.
  • Administrate plant maintenance management software.
  • Assist in electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic design modifications.
  • Manage and coordinate plant and capital projects, properly document work, and maintain history of projects in appropriate project files.
  • Support process improvements, cost reductions/savings, scrap reductions, etc. through the implementation of LEAN concepts
  • Improve processes and procedures to manufacture a quality product at a minimum cost.
  • Provide technical expertise to other plant personnel.
  • Research and analyze data such as vendor design proposal, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate and/or perform all necessary validations and/or process engineering evaluations as needed for manufacturing equipment.
  • Assure OSHA and safety regulations are followed.

 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering or commensurate experience
  • Minimum 6-10 years of experience

 

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

 

Travel Requirements:

 

 

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Manufacturing environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The performance of this position periodically requires exposure to typical manufacturing areas were under certain conditions that require the use of personal protective equipment such as Safety Glasses with Side Shields and hearing protection.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  Industrial lighting provided. The noise level in the production manufacturing work environment is usually moderate to loud; hearing protection is required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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