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Title:  Press Tech Molding nights

Requisition ID:  60428
Date:  Mar 18, 2023

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:

Perform a wide variety of press operation duties including machine setup, adjustments, troubleshooting, line clearing, and PM’s. Responsible for maintaining tool cleaning maintaining production schedules.  Will assist in resolving process related problems.  


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Make mechanical adjustments to the press/die and troubleshoot quality defects
  • Verify and adjust parameters i.e.  molding times, mold surface temperatures, gaps, bumps, or speeds, feeds and lubricators
  • Prepare and maintain tooling for production i.e. aqua line, CO2, perform visual checks, dimensional /functional checks, clean and clear dies/molds as needed
  • Maintain a tooling schedule i.e. mold cleaning schedule, update upcoming die changeovers schedule
  • Perform in process control checks i.e. run samples for analysis
  • Perform capabilities i.e. mold capabilities, on center checks or die approvals
  • Maintain Vacuum System i.e. PM’s, drain vacuum lines, unclog when required
  • Perform line clearances
  • Adjust steam or air regulators.
  • Operate die carts and forklifts, install, and set up dies/molds in presses
  • Promote and support a Lean Manufacturing environment within the facility
  • Evaluate existing processes and work to continuously improve these processes
  • Use applicable gaging and inspection equipment
  • Work from prints, sketches, sample parts and verbal or written instructions
  • Prioritize according to production schedule   
  • Verify parameters of press
  • Complete necessary production records and requisitions for materials/ supplies
  • Verify production data is accurately recorded
  • Maintain production job packets accurately
  • Remove dies from presses, clean and store.  Peen dies when needed. – Maintain a set peening/grinding schedule as required
  • Perform trim check/visual inspections for operator
  • Detect and report operating difficulties and/or specific problems to Supervisor
  • Follow Lockout/Tagout procedures
  • Use good housekeeping practices to maintain a clean, orderly and safe work area
  • 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
  • Manage, Lead, and perform all duties to promote quality and customer satisfaction.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 1-3 years of press related experience
  • Qualifying scores on mechanical (Bennett), verbal and math comprehension tests 
  • Some basic computer skills required i.e. using Microsoft applications List any required certifications 


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Yellow Belt or equivalent certification
  • 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
    • List any safety requirements applicable to role within your country
  • Able to comply with the company’s quality policy at all times.
    • List any quality requirements applicable to role within your country

Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to 2 % of the time


Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 35 lbs. continuously and up to 75 lbs. occasionally



  • 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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