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Title:  Sr Maintenance Technician

Requisition ID:  61624
Date:  Sep 21, 2023

Shlomi, Northern district, IL

Department:  Maintenance



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:


In this role the Sr. Maintenance Calibration Technician will be accountable for repair, support, maintain and track West machines, manufacturing lines, manufacturing equipment, testing equipment and more to assure continuous and effective production.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Leading all relevant engineering support for company production processes (Machines / production lines maintenance, repairs, spare parts and enhancements)
  2. Identifying and leading Lean Manufacturing processes to improve productivity.
  3. Supporting West pharma IL quality control in manufacturing.
  4. Identifying and resolving potential safety hazards. Maintaining a clean, neat, and safe work environment.
  5. Manage spare parts inventory to minimize equipment down time.
  6. Manage vendors maintenance activities including machine builders, control programmers, electricians, calibration etc.
  7. Accountable for performing regularly scheduled general preventative maintenance activities on tools, equipment, and machinery.
  8. Working closely with R&D teams and interfaces on  NPI’s projects
  9. Accountable for supporting jigs design and new testing device setups.
  10.  Establishment and purchase production and engineering equipment.
  11. Administrative responsibility for maintenance documentation such as: calibration reports, maintenance logbooks and maintenance procedures.
  12. Support implementation of SAP plant maintenance module.
  13. Working according to West pharma procedures
  14. Accountable for creating necessary documentation in support of assigned activities in compliance with West QMS.
  15. Performing other duties according to business needs.
  16. Lead annual calibrations process for machines.
  17. Relevant work history and/or experience may be considered in lieu of degree


Basic Qualifications: 


  1. Mechanics or Electricity Practical Engineer.
  2. At least 3 years of relevant experience.






Preferred Knowledge, languages, Skills and Abilities:



  1. knowledge in Automation systems (Mechanical systems, Pneumatic systems, motion systems, Sensors, control etc.)
  2. “Hands-on” ability to repair, adjust and install complex electromechanical and pneumatic systems.
  3. Ability to read and understand technical drawings (mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic).
  4. Experience in “Solidworks” or a parallel 3D CAD system (modeling and drawings)
  5. Provides a “Customer Service” attitude when interacting with internal and external customers while accomplishing work, production, and achieving quality standards.
  6. Exhibit regular, reliable, punctual, and predictable attendance
  7. Preferred experience with automation equipment.
  8. Ability to communicate with professional vendors and manage them (control, machining, electrical, etc.)
  9. Proficient in MS Office suite including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
  10. Ability to work under procedures and follow them.
  11. Ability to create technical documentation
  12. Maintain engineering maintenance dept. parts inventory


Travel Requirements:


  1. Must be able to travel up to 5 % of the time


Physical & Mental Requirements:


  1. Light – exerting up to 20lbs/9kg of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force frequently constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of force greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work
  2. require a mental skill or ability such as communication, quick decision making, interpreting data, reading or writing, public speaking, must be able to express or exchange ideas with employees; be able to understand direction and adhere to established procedures, good human relations, creativity, high learning ability, order and organization, distinguish between the main and the treat.


Delegation/s (Title): Manufacturing team lead







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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