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Title:  Production Line Lead

Requisition ID:  65881
Date:  Jun 15, 2024
Location: 

Tempe, Arizona, US

Department:  Operations
Description: 

 

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:

In this role, you will self‐direct operators with good leadership skills and the ability to assist the Production Shift Supervisor in the daily scheduling, operation and evaluation of production staff assigned to their work group. Coordinates and or assists in all materials, production, quality and documentation of raw materials and finished parts with Supervisors, Material Handlers, and Production Engineering. Assists the Supervisor in training, coaching and performance evaluations. Assists as needed in the Supervisor’s absence.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Assist and directs the activities and resources of daily production assigned to the work group including; interviewing, work assignments, break scheduling and relief, and shipping and packing label generation.
  • Help establishes team objectives and measurements for production, calculates and compares production results with daily production reports, and enter results in ERP system.
  • Coordinates with other departments to ensure variety of production necessities such as; documentation, labeling, packaging, part quality, equipment control(s) are set and functioning correctly, and line purges are completed for changes in production and/or customer specifications.
  • Coordinates with the other Production Leads and Shift Supervisor on all production and personnel matters as needed to meet work objectives.
  • Maintains a clean, neat, and safe work environment. Identify and resolve potential safety hazards.
  • Lead continuous process improvement efforts to reduce scrap, cycle times, improve efficiency, and eliminate waste within the production environment.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Education or Equivalent Experience: High School or equivalent
  • Experience: Minimum two years of experience in manufacturing.

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in plastics injection molding as a competent operator/inspector.
  • Experience supervising others.

 

Travel Requirements:

  • None

 

Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Must be able to work assigned shift(s) with overtime as required to complete assignments if necessary.
  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods may occur as well as getting to and from offices and building sites.
  • 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.
  • Hearing ability should be sufficient to hear and react to audible alarms from distances up to 150 feet.
  • The ability to be able to lift and carry various items up to 50 pounds for manufacturing positions or 30 pounds for administrative positions is required

 

Competencies/Authorities

  • Non-US only where required for certain levels

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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