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Title:  Automation Engineer

Requisition ID:  40483
Date:  Dec 5, 2021
Location: 

Tempe, Arizona, US

Department:  Engineering
Description: 

 

 

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: Responsible for supporting execution of automation projects & continuous improvement activities on existing and future equipment within the business. Support manufacturing through the design and implementation of new projects to continually improve existing process and procedures. Execute on implementation of long-term solutions and predictive/preventative maintenance and sustainable process systems for key assembly equipment within the Global West Organization in Engineering and Operations, under the appropriate guidance and leadership

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under guidance and leadership, works with internal and external team resources to:
    • Execute on implementation of new automation and assembly equipment validation, including development of procedures and maintenance systems.
    • Scope project requirements in support of contract customers / new product / product line extension projects and/or product optimization development projects.
    • Support development, execution, and documentation of project assignments in compliance with committed timelines and project goals, and per established governance policies and procedures.
    • Actively support contract and proprietary program initiatives with direct customer interactions as warranted by project assignments
    • Ensure technical and customer requirements for assigned projects are achieved.
    • Ensure that all required documentation deliverables are satisfied and delivered.
  • Provide engineering assistance to keep production equipment operating at optimum efficiencies.
  • Support project initiatives to improve safety, reliability and production based upon evaluation of existing equipment.
  • Assist in solving complex problems, analyzing possible solutions using standard methodologies, procedures, experience, judgment, and precedents
  • Drives continuous improvement projects associated with equipment under remit.
  • Understand key business drivers and follow applicable West project management process & methods in execution of assigned tasks
  • Maintain clear communication paths with stakeholders, providing routine project review updates as needed.
  • Impacts quality of own work and the work of others on the team; works within guidelines and policies
  • Other duties as assigned
     

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or equivalent technical degree
  • Minimum of 3 Years of manufacturing environment experience (w/ Bachelor’s degree as noted above)
  • 5+ years of experience in like field (in lieu of degree)

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Medical device development and manufacturing background preferred
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, workflows, basic electrical / automation equipment, and industrial techniques.
  • Must have effective problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have knowledge of sound engineering principles and practice. 
  • Must possess the ability to plan work and supervise others, as needed.
  • 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 25% of the time
     

Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Must be able to perform job duties as required with limited physical demands within clean room manufacturing requirement.
  • Must be able to multi-task, work under time constraints, problem solve, and prioritize.
  • Use written and verbal communication skills effectively
  • Read and interpret data, information and documents
  • Analyze and solve problems
  • Observe and interpret situations
  • Learn and apply new information or new skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Apply.Accommodation@westpharma.com.  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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