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Title:  Automation Engineering Supervisor

Requisition ID:  35351
Date:  Oct 21, 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.


PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: List primary duties and responsibilities of the job, in order of importance and with percentage of time spent on each duty / responsibility. If this is a management level position, include supervisory responsibilities.

•            Lead and mentor engineering team to achieve site and department goals in a fast-paced environment.

•            Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and implement sustainable manufacturing processes and systems.

•            Technical and hands-on automated equipment troubleshooting, repair, and improvements.

•            Perform and document engineering studies and evaluations.

•            Analyze data to drive improvements, determine prioritization, and identify opportunities.

•            Lead and provide mentorship in root cause and corrective action (RCCA).

•            Assess and perform/schedule technical training, including electromechanical systems, pneumatics, servos, PLCs, schematic reading/interpretation, new technology, etc.

•            Champion high-visibility projects. Develop project scope, timeline, savings, and cost estimations.

•            Quote new automation lines, engineering services, etc. Develop design concepts for new automation.

•            Write validation, user requirements, equipment specification, and other documents as needed.

•            Establishes relationships with customer and automation suppliers in pursuit of win‐win results and ongoing business.

•            Provide engineering assistance to assure plant, machinery, and processes are at an optimum level.

•            Routinely evaluate and review employee performance.

•            Promote and support a Lean Manufacturing environment within the facility.

•            Research new technologies and methodologies to use in the plant.

•            Provide a “Customer Service” attitude when interacting with internal and external customers while accomplishing work, production, and achieving quality standards.

•            Perform other duties as assigned based on business needs.

•            Conform with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules.

•            Exhibit regular, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: List required education level and/or equivalent experience, number of direct reports and any required skills or certifications, consistent with West’s leveling guidelines.


•            Education: Bachelor's in Engineering or Science field is preferred.

•            Experience: 5-8 years of experience

•            2+ years of managerial or supervisory experience in manufacturing environment required.

•            Knowledge of manufacturing processes, workflows, production equipment and industrial techniques.

•            Must have effective problem solving and interpersonal skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: List any preferred education, skills, and/or experience.

•            Six Sigma green belt or black belt preferred.

•            Strong automation background and experience with CAD and SAP systems a plus. 

PHYSICAL & TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:  List type of work environment (office, home, etc…), % of travel required or any other relevant working conditions.

•            Must be able to perform job duties as required with limited physical demands

•            10-20% travel







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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