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Title:  Senior Engineer

Requisition ID:  51382
Date:  Sep 15, 2022

Tempe, Arizona, US

Department:  Engineering


Who We Are:


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 leading and execution of engineering efforts from inception through production for new products, and continuous improvement initiatives in existing platform products within the proprietary product value streams in Operations, under the limited guidance and leadership


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under minimal guidance and leadership, works with internal and external team resources to:
    • Scope project requirements in support of new product / product line extension projects and/or product optimization development projects.
    • Develop, execute and document project assignments in compliance with committed timelines and project goals, and per established governance policies and procedures.
    • Actively support 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.
  • 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 to direct leadership.
  • Develop and Maintain required quality records and project management documents associated with assigned projects.
  • Ability to lead, execute and deliver projects within value stream
  • Good project management skills, providing routine project review updates to direct leadership, while working on solutions and contingencies for any deviations from plan.
  • Solves complex problems analyzing possible solutions using standard methodologies, procedures, experience, judgment and precedents
  • Impacts quality of own work and the work of others on the team; works within guidelines and policies
  • Promote and support site initiatives including safety programs, lean initiatives, training programs, and consistently interpret & apply all policies, practices and procedures among plant employees. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned based on business needs.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or equivalent technical degree
    • Masters in Engineering degree preferred.
  • 6 – 10 Years of engineering experience in a manufacturing environment


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.


Travel Requirements:

  • 10 – 20% travel


Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Must be able to perform job duties as required with limited physical demands within clean room manufacturing requirement.







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  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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