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Title:  Process Engineer Technician

Requisition ID:  37048
Date:  Oct 6, 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:

In this role, you will support the automated assembly and injection molding manufacturing for various product lines. Semi-skilled Process Engineering Technician qualified in plastics processing, routine troubleshooting and able to handle moderate problems in support of plastics manufacturing. Ensures the highest possible machine utilization/yields and achieves the best quality through maintaining molding machine processes.  Has excellent mechanical ability with a firm foundation of general plastics processing knowledge.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Manage and provide sound engineering support with hands on expertise and practices in projects from conception through production.  Interact with engineering, management, site and corporate team members and/or vendors to develop engineering specifications for new equipment or required process improvements; produce, modify, and maintain drawings; maintain project timelines; continuously evaluate projects from the tasks, resource and costs perspective, ensure delivery of the projects on time and within budget; and actively install, start-up, and validate equipment or tooling.
  • Responsible for the set-up and start-up of all molding machines, auxiliary equipment and automation.
  • Ensures process optimization using statistical techniques.
  • Maintains the necessary logs, files and paperwork required for processing.
  • Performs in-press service of molds per documentation.
  • Attends internal meetings to help establish priorities and assign tasks.
  • Performs additional duties at the request of the Processing Coordinator.
  • ide engineering guidance to assure plant, machinery, and processes are optimized. 
  • Administrate plant maintenance management software.
  • Assist in electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic design modifications.
  • Coordinate and/or perform all necessary validations and/or process engineering evaluations as needed for manufacturing equipment.
  • Manage and coordinate plant and capital projects, properly document work, and maintain history of projects in appropriate project files.
  • Improve processes and procedures to manufacture a quality product at a minimum cost.
  • Provide technical expertise to other plant personnel.
  • Research and analyze data such a vendor design proposal, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application.
  • Assist in installation of new products, tooling and related processes; investigate tooling and process problems; make new product/process recommendations.
  • Support Engineering projects as required.
  • Provides engineering assistance to ensure plant, machinery, tooling and processes are at optimum.
  • 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 Science or Engineering or commensurate experience.
  • Experience: 5-8 yrs
  • Effective problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Moderate knowledge of computer programs
     

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Medical Device industry experience
  • Six Sigma certifications
  • 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

 

Travel Requirements:

  • None

 

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 kimberley.eby@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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