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Title:  Process Engineer, Molding

Requisition ID:  59818
Date:  Nov 17, 2022
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:

Oversee manufacture, startup, validation, Injection molding process development of current and new molded components and Equipment. Provides professional level technical services for the solution of manufacturing related processes. Drive continuous improvement, solve processing issues and support production.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide sound engineering support with hands on expertise and practices in projects from conception through production. 
  • Develop Injection Molding Processes for new molded components using scientific molding principles.
  • Sustain and improve Injection Molding Processes for new molded components using scientific molding principles.
  • Trouble shoot and solve problems of Injection Molding Processes for new and existing molded components using scientific molding principles.
  • Interact with Engineering, Operations, Quality, Metrology, and corporate team members and/or vendors to validate, improve or correct Injection molding processes for current and new molded components.
  • Provide engineering guidance to assure plant, machinery, and processes are optimized. 
  • Coordinate and/or perform all necessary validations and/or process engineering evaluations as needed for Injection molding equipment.
  • Support process improvements, cost reductions/savings, scrap reductions, etc. through the implementation of LEAN concepts
  • Improve processes and procedures to manufacture a quality product at a minimum cost.
  • Research and analyze data such a vendor design proposal, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of molded components for an application.
  • Assist in installation of new Equipment, development of new tooling and related processes; investigate tooling and process problems; make new product/process recommendations.
  • Support Engineering projects and Support Product Development as required.
  • Hands-on engineering, such as reverse engineering, simple assembly and machining work, component testing and failure analysis.
  • Support engineering, quality, planning, scheduling to meet production numbers and on-time delivery.
  • Hands-on engineering, such as reverse engineering, simple assembly and machining work, component testing and failure analysis.
  • Support engineering, quality, planning, scheduling to meet production numbers and on-time delivery.
  • 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: 

  • Bachelor's in Science or Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Experience: 3-5 years of experience
  • Effective problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Processing and Plastic Injection Molding experience.

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Mold Master or equivalent
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with teams and influencing decisions
  • Background in medical devices processing qualification and validation.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Yellow Belt
  • Familiar CAD/Solidworks
  • Regulatory compliance in cGMP manufacturing and testing of Pharmaceutical or Medical Device Products

 

Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to 5% of the time

 

Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Medical Device manufacturing requires strict adherence to standards. Working environment is a manufacturing facility, which houses plastic injection molding machines. Must tolerate fumes and particulate generated from various plastics. Work areas are equipped with adequate lighting, cooling/heating and equipment that are in a good working condition. 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 scheduled work week, plus overtime and/or irregular hours as required to complete assignments. May stand or sit for extended periods of time. Must transport oneself to and from other areas of the facility and travel to other divisions when necessary. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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