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Title:  Maintenance Mechanic (8 Hour Nights)

Requisition ID:  62231
Date:  May 19, 2024

St Petersburg, Florida, US

Department:  Maintenance

Shift Hours (9:15PM - 5:30AM) 



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:

Perform a wide variety of mechanical, 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. In this role you will Service/maintain all machines. Work from prints, sketches, sample parts, verbal or written instructions.  Interpret drawings, select material plan, and layout work in proper operational sequence.  Maintain and setup Vision Systems during production.  


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 Vision Systems, make minor adjustments as required
  • 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
  • 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
  • Follow engineering department guidelines and procedures.
  • 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
  • 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



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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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