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Title:  Assembly Machine Operator (Multiple Shifts Available)

Requisition ID:  56338
Date:  Nov 14, 2022

St Petersburg, Florida, US

Department:  Operations


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, you will operate all Assembly Machines; collect product samples and inspect product from belt and cartons for various defects outlined subsequent to and during training periods.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complete all pertinent documentation as required by SOIs and WIs.
  • Perform sampling inspections and use measuring equipment per plant procedures.
  • Fill hoppers, remove finished goods and in process and place on skids or conveyor.
  • Follow schedules and operate presses.
  • Monitor statistical process control (SPC) charts to assure product is within specifications.
  • Perform clean out and line clearances.
  • Remove all finished goods from Production floor as needed.
  • Provide all paperwork/materials to assembly floor for “next order”.
  • Obtain raw materials from warehouse for new orders.  Provide to appropriate machine areas as needed.
  • Remove trash and scrap from assembly area and place in appropriate containers/receptacles.
  • Scan labels on WIP and Finished Good product as required.
  • Guide and function as a coach for the work of new or less experienced operators and support personnel while working in a team-oriented fast paced environment.
  • Relieve operations of areas through directed break schedules.
  • Work with Quality team to ensure accurate and timely batch record review and provide feedback to necessary parties.
  • Adhere to all company policies.
  • Must observe all good housekeeping practices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned based on business needs as directed by Area Manager(s), Production Manager and/or Director, Ops.
  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules.
  • Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance.
  • Safety glasses, hairnet, face/beard cover, gloves, safety shoes and hearing protection as required.
  • Assist on press side with all material handling duties on the Press side; including dumping

buckets, filling blowovers, scanning labels, make cartons, issue and return metal.



Basic Qualifications: 


  • Education: High School or equivalent
  • Experience: 0-3 years of experience
  • Must possess an acute attention to detail and be able to communicate
  • Proficient in West’s Shop Floor applications and Microsoft Office
  • Willing to work overtime as needed


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
  • Support and contribute in Lean Sigma programs and activities towards delivery of the set target
  • Able to comply with the company’s safety policy at all times
  • Able to comply with the company’s quality policy at all times.


Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to 5% of the time


Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Must be able to distinguish colors and fine print. 
  • Must be able to distinguish defective parts.
  • Must be able to lift 35 lb. box and move a distance of 10 yards
  • Manufacturing environment
  • Must be able to express and exchange ideas with employees
  • Must be able to build strong relationships with direct reports and peers




  • Non-US only where required for certain levels






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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