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Title:  Production Operator - Overnight

Requisition ID:  65759
Date:  May 22, 2024

St Petersburg, Florida, US

Department:  Operations

Shift Available: Overnight (3rd Shift)             

Hours: 10:20PM - 6:30AM, Monday - Friday Nights (Must be flexible to train on other shifts).

Compensation: $18.46/hour + $1.00/ Shift Differential = $19.46/hour.

Start Date: TBD


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.  





Production Operator Job Summary:

Mold and trim products to an established level of specifications in terms of quality and quantity on a molding and trimming press and other equipment supporting the manufacturing process. Production operators will work as a team in a cell concept rotating through multiple job functions throughout the day following a playbook for optimal performance. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the equipment is set up accurately.
  • Ensure continual flow of product through the module from the mold press thru the trim press.
  • Operate a mold press to produce molded panels of product following site SOI’s and work instructions.  
  • Operate a manual / automatic trim press as needed following site SOI’s and work instructions.  
  • Process trimmed product through washing and drying process per site SOI’s and work instructions.
  • Process product through any required special treatments such as sort, silicone, chlorination, etc.
  • As needed, set up pack scales for weighing and packing of finished product and prepare carton labels for boxing and shipping.
  • Alert the Area Supervisor to conditions that may prevent meeting production and quality expectations.
  • Accurately maintain all required documentation and paperwork to ensure product traceability.
  • Inspect molded/trimmed work to ensure quality product is being produced.
  • Move materials into and out of the area as required.
  • Properly clean and prep assigned workstations/equipment during and prior to the next available shift
  • Promotes and supports a Lean environment.
  • Conforms with and abides by all corporate and site specific regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules.
  • Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned based on business needs.


Education and Experience:

  • Must pass pre-employment testing; 1-3 years manufacturing experience preferred


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must possess an acute attention to detail 
  • Basic computer skills, i.e. use a mouse/keyboard.
  • Ability to apply Good  Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • General use of computer work station and ability to use SAP commands is preferred
  • Must be willing and able to work as a team member and make general decisions within authorized job responsibilities
  • Must be able to train and guide others as required.
  • Must be able to read and write in English



  • N/A


Physical and Travel Requirements

  • Ability to work standing for up to 12 hours per shift 
  • Frequent standing, twisting, bending, reaching, pushing, pulling as required by the job     
  • Ability to effectively communicate with team members on the work shift 
  • Must have vision corrected or uncorrected at 20/30 or better
  • Must be able to differentiate colors 
  • Be able to work near temperatures (250-350 degrees F) for short durations
  • Able to tolerate frequent steam emissions from job-related equipment and functions
  • Pull molded materials from the mold presses (involving pull forces of 50 lbs. or less for short durations) with multiple iterations per cycle and 6 – 8 cycles per hr.
  • Frequent above shoulder height work to pull molded product from mold or moving bags
  • Frequent bilateral grip/grasp and manual dexterity work required
  • Pushing or pulling of wheeled objects weighing 500+ lbs. or less for short periods of time and/or over short distances
  • Must be able to gown into required clothing for a controlled clean room
  • Must also be able to tolerate industrial odors and smells on a frequent basis



West embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We foster an environment where all individuals are safe, treated fairly, valued and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Where permitted by law, employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of post-offer background screening and/or drug screening.  

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