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Title:  Process Engineer

Requisition ID:  57902
Date:  Mar 29, 2023

St Petersburg, Florida, US

Department:  Engineering



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: Initiate and implement ideas for process improvement activities that support and/or improve high quality production systems, maintaining high standards of quality and safety on all phases.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assume full responsibility for various Process Engineering projects as assigned, allowing the achievement of maximizing output and/or minimizing cost by either the implementation of new equipment and/or methods or the improvement of existing equipment and/or methods.  Fully define projects via specifications or drawings.
  • Plan, schedule and perform project or sub-project details; follow-up on new and revised improvements to assure proper implementation.  Operate within approved time schedules and project budgets.
  • Consult and cooperate with Corporate/customer/supplier personnel as authorized and required.  Maintain effective communication and working relationships.
  • Keep supervisor advised of any unusual situation, which might impair the progress, execution or final project objective so that they may act accordingly.
  • Maintain an awareness of the “state of art” as it applies to our industry.  Take part in educational programs pertinent to process engineering/projects.
  • Instruct and train West Pharmaceutical Services personnel in the use of any special equipment that may be required after project completion.
  • Provide technical support to other plants, departments and divisions.
  • Maintain accurate project records.
  • Conduct any activities with established policies and corporate activities.
  • Protect WPS confidential information.
  • Apply complex analytical judgment to a wide variety of duties in the engineering field you practice.
  • Adhere to Company policies and follow training procedures at all times.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned based on business needs.
  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules.
  • Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Education: Bachelor's in Engineering or Working on a Degree and Equivalent Experience
  • Experience: 3-10 years of experience in Manufacturing Environment
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills: good team player and individual contributor as well Ability of authoring / revising SOI, SOP’s, and validation documents


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Support and contribute in Lean Sigma programs and activities (Black Belt or Green Belt)
  • Working knowledge of SPC and Minitab software
  • Knowledge of cGMP
  • Ability of authoring / revising SOI, SOP’s, and validation documents
  • Experience in Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • 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 0% of the time


Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Manufacturing environment
  • Must be able to express and exchange ideas with employees
  • Must be able to build strong relationships with direct reports and peers







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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