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Title:  AFC Tech, Ops, Jurong

Requisition ID:  62537
Date:  Mar 20, 2024

Singapore, Singapore, SG

Department:  Operations

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:

The duty of the hourly team member is to operate the Automated Forming Cell (AFC) with minimal assistance from process engineering. The candidate must be able to work closely with maintenance and operations to ensure the continuous high-quality performance of the AFC and will need the courage and confidence to handle automated equipment with minimal to no supervision. It is also in the responsibility of this position to ensure the site’s daily performance metrics are met and maintained by understanding the basic troubleshooting methods required to keep the cell actively running. In the event of an issue, this individual will be required to take immediate actions or escalate the issue to the responsible departments. The use of good housekeeping practices will be required to maintain a clean, orderly, and safe operational area to produce the expected quality of product established by West.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate and properly line clear a dispersion enhancement system (DES gear pump), molding press, robotic arm, trim press rinser, and packing station.

  • Must possess basic mechanical aptitude to be able to identify/correct any issue that does not require an extensive technical background.

  • Run basic lines of code (per procedure) on the control unit of the robot in the case of an unexpected incident/shutdown of the cell or to teach a new robot position.

  • Change parameters in HMI screens and use access keys to reset equipment as needed.

  • Accountable for selecting the correct recipe based on the production schedule.

  • Performs all daily, monthly, or yearly cleaning and upkeep of the AFC.

  • Identify quality issues and understands the basic troubleshooting procedure to correct each common defect and common alarms.

  • Able to identify and install/remove molds from the press when quality issues are present.

  • Able to identify and communicate the required removal of trim dies when quality issues are presents.

  • Need to be able to monitor, adjust and attend to several Auto Forming Cells simultaneously.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (e.g., NITEC, Higher NITEC (in technical fields), or equivalent (e.g., trade cert) in automation, engineering, or other related fields…)

  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description.

  • Willing and able to work as a team member and make general decisions within authorized responsibility.

  • Preferred: cGMP knowledge/awareness.

  • Strong mechanical aptitude. (e.g., experience in autonomous maintenance, automation lines

  • Minimum 3 years of automation manufacturing experience.

  • Intermediate English proficiency level (equivalent to O-level/SPM)


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Preferred: Extensive knowledge of rubber manufacturing/automation equipment.

  • Capable of controlling the automated equipment.

  • Self-motivated and solution-oriented personality.

  • Good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Eager to fully understand and take ownership of specified process area.

  • Ability/courage to successfully communicate with any required parties.

  • Able to work independently.


Travel Requirements:

  • No travelling needed.


Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Physical (Medium) – exerting up to 50lb/22kg of force occasionally and/or up to 20lbs/9kg of force frequently, and/or up to 10lbs/4kgs of force constantly to move objects

  • Required to watch and listen for alarms (colored lights) on manufacturing equipment.     

  • Regular full-time employee works 40 hours a week. Some overtime is required.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts.

  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.  Hearing protection is always required.

  • Must follow and comply with Plant’s Dress and Hygiene Code (SOI).

  • Must follow and comply with all Company and Plant policies, procedure (SOIs), rules and State and Federal laws.


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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