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Title:  Maintenance Mechanic

Requisition ID:  52574
Date:  Jul 22, 2022

St Petersburg, Florida, US

Department:  Maintenance

This is a night shift position and the hours are 10:00 PM - 7:00 AM Monday - Friday.  Please note that training may be on a different schedule. 


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 mechanical, hydraulic as well as pneumatic maintenance activities and some basic electrical activities on various 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, PM’s, installation and validations of equipment.  Will support and help other groups like Process, QA 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 adjust or repair ancillary equipment like Blow overs, Bulb pullers, Heater tanks, conveyors and other misc. equipment
  • Changeovers and setups on Auto Inspection System, make minor adjustments as required
  • Have thorough understanding of blanking/forming operation and be able to setup and maintain related machines
  • Perform ink mixing as well as disposing of procedure as per set QA/Safety guidelines, for printing machines
  • Perform necessary oil changes on machine gear boxes and dispose of used oil per established procedure
  • Should be able to weld and fabricate small parts to complete necessary repair
  • Rebuild/retrofit machine or machine components as per specifications
  • Perform installation, replacement or decommissioning of equipment
  • Perform validations, as necessary, for equipment
  • Work with training department to train new mechanics on machine repair, setup and related plant procedures
  • Complete PM’s on or before the due date and communicate to proper authority of job completion
  • Source obsoleted parts for equipment and make them stock item
  • 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: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of experience, out of which, minimum 2 years’ experience is required in troubleshooting various equipment
  • Fairly good welding skill
  • 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:

  • Sound knowledge of CMMS and MS Office
  • Some knowledge of utility maintenance like boiler, chillers and compressors
  • Basic electrical and or some PLC troubleshooting skills
  • 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  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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