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Title:  Engineering Manager

Requisition ID:  63584
Date:  Feb 20, 2024

Tempe, Arizona, US

Department:  Engineering


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.  

Job Summary:

Effectively plan and guide Engineering department, ensuring quality product at a minimum cost.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads the site engineering department for the execution of new projects, maintain current production lines in optimal performance, Expansion plans and facility modifications.
  • Provide engineering assistance to assure plant, machinery and processes are at an optimum level.
  • Provide assistance and make recommendations to Division Engineering on a timely basis.
  • Administrate maintenance management software.
  • Ensure plant is in compliance with OSHA and local, state and federal environmental regulations.
  • Routinely evaluate and review employee performance.
  • Write validation, user requirements, equipment specification and other documents as needed.
  • Promote and support a Lean Manufacturing environment within the facility.
  • Improve processes and procedures to manufacture a quality product at a minimum cost.
  • Quotes new molds, engineering services, automation, etc. for new and existing customers. Develops suppliers and maintain audit. Develops design concepts for new molds.
  • Provide leadership to engineers. Provide and schedule tools and supplies for departments. Assume responsibility for various engineering projects as assigned.
  • Facilitate meetings with the customer both on and off site to determine the needs, requirements, and customer specifications. Establishes relationships with customer and tooling suppliers in pursuit of winwin results and ongoing business.
  • Provide and schedule training for the department. Purchases tooling related equipment in accordance with the company policy.
  • Responsible for project cost accounting and delivering projects on schedule and at budget.
  • 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 drawings.
  • Manage and oversee the functioning of the site engineering and maintenance groups.
  • Develop initial project scope, timeline, savings and cost estimations.
  • Write Project and Capital Request and project justification documents.
  • Develop equipment requirements.
  • Research new technologies and methodologies to use in the plant.
  • Present justification to management and/or customer to attain approvals.
  • Lead project teams and team meetings as required.
  • 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.
  • Contributes to continuous process improvement efforts to reduce scrap, cycle times, improve efficiency, and eliminate waste.
  • Provides a “Customer Service” attitude when interacting with internal and external customers while accomplishing work, production, and achieving quality standards.
  • Maintains a clean, orderly and safe workstation and environment at all times.
  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and safety rules.
  • Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance.  Performs other duties as assigned based on business needs.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Education or Equivalent Experience: Bachelor's in Engineering or Science field is preferred.
  • Experience: 8-10 years of experience
  • 6+ years of managerial or supervisory experience in manufacturing environment required.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, workflows, production equipment and industrial techniques.
  • Must have effective problem solving and interpersonal skills.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Six sigma Black belt preferred.
  • Strong mechanical background and experience with CAD and SAP systems a plus. 


Travel Requirements:

  • Minimal.


Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Medical Device manufacturing requires strict adherence to standards. Working environment is a manufacturing facility, which houses plastic injection molding machines. Must tolerate odors, fumes, particulate and loud noises generated from plastics manufacturing and molding processes.
  • Must work constructively in an environment that may be stressful due to competing resources while at all times maintaining company confidentiality.
  • Must be able to work in a controlled clean room and/or white room environment requiring special gowning.  Will be required to follow hygiene and gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body.
  • Ability to stand and sit for extended periods of time.
  • Requires occasional bending at the waist, twisting (at the torso and neck), crouching, climbing, kneeling, balancing, reaching (including overhead), pushing, pulling, grasping, holding and manual dexterity.
  • Must transport oneself to and from other areas of the facility when necessary.
  • Ability to understand verbal or written directions, which may include reading English and understanding symbols and warnings.
  • Must have good visual acuity. If specifically necessitated by customer requirements, must be able to see with or without corrective lenses and distinguish color differences for product and safety issues.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 25lbs.




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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