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Title:  Spec, Tooling Engineer

Requisition ID:  56160
Date:  Mar 15, 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:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide engineering assistance to assure plant, machinery and processes are at an optimum level.
  • Demonstrated experience in Metal Stamping and Progressive Die industry.
  • Ensure plant is in compliance with OSHA and local, state and federal environmental regulations.
  • Assist in Writing validation, user requirements, equipment specification and other documents as needed.
  • Promote and support a Lean Manufacturing environment within the facility.
  • Assist in process and procedure improvements to manufacture a quality product at a minimum cost.
  • Assists in quoting new tooling/dies, engineering services, automation, etc. for new and existing customers. Helps Develop suppliers and maintain audit. Develops design concepts for new molds.
  • Purchases tooling related equipment in accordance with the company policy.
  • Provides a “Customer Service” attitude when interacting with internal and external customers while accomplishing work, production, and achieving quality standards.
  • Maintain machine and plant equipment drawing for the Tool Room.
  • Support in Developing initial project scope, timeline, savings and cost estimations.
  • Write CER and project justification documents.
  • Support in Developing equipment requirements.
  • Research new technologies and methodologies to use in the plant.
  • Present justification to management and/or customer to attain approvals.
  • 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 Science field is preferred.
  • Experience: 1-3 years of experience
  • Previous manufacturing experience required.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, workflows, production equipment and industrial techniques.
  • Must have effective problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Six-sigma green belt preferred.
  • Strong mechanical background and experience with CAD and SAP systems a plus.
  • 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 10-20% of the time


Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Must be able to read and write.
  • Good communication skills to interact with others in a positive manner.
  • Must be able to understand direction and adhere to established procedures
  • Must be able to perform job duties as required with limited physical demands







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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