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Control Specialist Maintenance Mid Day Shift

Requisition ID:  34321
Date:  Apr 7, 2021

St Petersburg, Florida, US

Department:  Maintenance

Mid Day shift is Monday - Friday 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM.  Overtime is required.  Please note training may take place on a different shift.


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:

Perform a wide variety of duties with machinery maintenance, especially in electrical and control system wiring and troubleshooting. Program, repair and perform PM’s on equipment and drives on equipment to maintain safe operation of equipment, production and quality.  Other responsibilities include sourcing parts for obsoleted parts and ordering them, documenting all the maintenance activities performed, installation and validations of equipment.  Will support and help other groups like Engineering, Process, QA, Safety and Facilities in resolving problems, improvements, investigations etc.  


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Identify the problem by reading schematics/prints, where available, and make necessary repairs on the equipment or system to ensure safe operation of the machine or system
  • Troubleshoot and repair drives and control systems on various equipment
  • Perform PM’s on drives and control systems
  • Recommend and implement improvements and technological advancement to plant equipment and manufacturing processes, where necessary
  • Participate in decision making process regarding specifications, testing, installation and validation of new systems or during replacement of obsoleted system
  • Train and guide team members regarding controls aspect and upgrades
  • Help team members on rebuild/retrofit machine or machine components as per specifications
  • Perform installation, replacement or decommissioning of equipment
  • Perform validations, as necessary, for equipment
  • Identify and locate parts in the stock room through MP2 or other such system
  • Participate in various company run programs like CI, Safety initiatives, Audits, investigations etc.
  • Support projects and improvement initiatives from engineering, process, QA, Safety and operations group
  • Document performed tasks for the day into the maintenance log, before the end of the shift
  • Safeguard all corporate or plant confidential information
  • Use good housekeeping practices to maintain clean, orderly and safe work area
  • Upgrade technical skills by various educational workshops, on-site or off-site trainings supported by WEST
  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules
  • Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance
  • Other duties as assigned




Basic Qualifications: 

  • Education: High School or equivalent
  • Must have AA Degree/Certificate in related discipline or equivalent education and 5 years’ experience. AS Degree/Certification is preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum 3-5 years of which 3 years’ is required in troubleshooting various control systems
  • Excellent Electrical/Electronic and PLC troubleshooting skill on various platforms and some programming skill is preferred.
  • Excellent and thorough understanding of machine operability and mechanical assemblies
  • Read and interpret electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic schematics
  • Available for overtime, self-starter, a team player and should be able to work independently


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Programming skills of VFD’s and PLC’s
  • Some knowledge of utility maintenance like boiler, chillers and compressors
  • Sound knowledge of CMMS and MS Office
  • Any other certification is a plus

Travel Requirements:

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


Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 35 lbs. continuously and up to 75 lbs. occasionally, with or without assistance







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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