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Title:  Senior Molding Engineering Specialist

Requisition ID:  31181
Date:  Oct 8, 2021

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

Department:  Engineering



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:

Support the process engineering/operations group by evaluating and implementing new equipment through validations and involvement in process improvement projects. Carry out special analytical investigations to generate critical technical information, making decisions concerning product improvement and overall quality.  Implement, interpret, correlate, and communicate statistical studies performed on manufacturing processes.  Through understanding of tooling / process interactions and development of process, provide all pertinent validations of both tooling and process.  Interacts with Engineering / Customers on new projects or issues pertaining to the facility’s processes.  Write detailed technical reports on analytical data; provides periodic updates pertaining to assigned projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the installation and validation of new equipment/process development through SAT/IQ/OQ/PQ. Support a 24/7 operations environment
  • Interacts with all departments pertaining to implementation of statistically established studies either for process improvements or establishment thereof.
  • Establishes relationships with the customers and Equipment/ Raw Material suppliers in pursuit of continuous improvement and on-going business development
  • Attends, schedules and facilitates internal meetings to help establish priorities and assign tasks.
  • Establish and implement reliable procedures to ensure compliance with good manufacturing practices.
  • Instructs others, formally or informally, regarding manufacturing related skills or knowledge and assist in the training of employees on new processes or systems introduced to the company.
  • Provide continuity for the validation program for assigned plant or functional area by writing validation documentation Provide project leadership for materials / process / Tooling related projects by coordinating the efforts of the various departmental disciplines for the successful completion according to plan and budget.
  • Use of statistical methods and good documentation skills to ensure validations are completed with the required information
  • Work with project engineers/molding process engineers to ensure successful evaluation of all new equipment / process improvements.
  • Develop specifications for new equipment, manage construction and installation
  • Create engineering change requests for modifications to equipment and the introduction of new equipment/molds
  • Coordinate engineering meetings with manufacturing plants. Identify, monitor status of results or projects.
  • Establish and implement reliable procedures to ensure compliance with good manufacturing practices.
  • Take appropriate action to ensure compliance with all safety, health, and hazardous communication standards
  • Perform additional duties at the request of the direct supervisor.
  • Develop and maintain budgets and timelines

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree with 5+ years of Engineering Experience
  • Industrial Experience will be considered in lieu of Degree with 8+ years’ Injection Molding Engineering Experience
  • Preferably worked in Medical manufacturing, Injection Molding industry, materials or plastics

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have dealt with Customers in a previous employment.
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Design of experiments (DOE) and demonstrate use of same.
  • Should have a good knowledge of the principles of WCM, JIT, SMED, and Kaizen
  • Must have knowledge in computer systems; integrated manufacturing systems; word processing and spreadsheets
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to accurately document work performed
  • Must be able to organize and prioritize tasks; must be detail orientated and self-motivated.
  • Must be able to deal with all levels of employees and work across various departments.
  • Experience in writing and executing validation protocols and reports,
    • Ability to function as a team member


Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Able to lift 45 lbs.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good time management and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Demonstrates positive demeanor, professionalism, and the ability to work within a team environment








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