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Title:  Sr Facilities Specialist

Requisition ID:  63024
Date:  Nov 8, 2023

Tempe, Arizona, US, Maintenanc

Department:  Maintenance


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:

Responsibilities will include the assisting with the management of the hourly maintenance work force.  This individual will be responsible for some planning maintenance activities and to help ansure maintenance functions such as preventative maintenance, repairs, new equipment installation, process improvements and facility construction.  This individual will also be expected to foster a progressive work force using innovative techniques. Plan, direct, and supervise.  Responsible and accountable for adherence to procedures, quality, production, maintenance, safety and schedules on assigned shifts; promote effective team member/Company relations to help improve customer service and Company profits.  This is a 24/7 operation with direct reports on all shifts. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead a multiple shift team in the maintenance and installation of facility and pharmaceutical equipment consistent with high quality standards. Provide guidance and feedback, foster ownership and remove barriers. 
  • Help manage outside contractors, scheduling, training, contracts, insurance certificate and follow-up.
  • Effectively communicate between, customers, shifts, contractors, engineers, and management. 
  • Provide leadership in developing teams, succession planning and advanced training programs suited for developing West maintenance team members. 
  • Lead teams to; resolve issues, make process improvements, and improve the efficiency of the department. 
  • Participate in the testing, evaluation and validation process.
  • Manage the PM program and spare parts to maximize efficiencies and minimize down time. 
  • Observe work being performed by maintenance, engineers, and contractors to ensure quality, timelines and maintenance goals are met. 
  • Maintain close observation over process orders and keep informed of manufacturing status, provide maintenance support to facilitate the schedule. 
  • Initiating/reviewing/completing; DR’s, Corrective Action Reports, Change Control, etc. 
  • Monitor facility and process equipment and provide daily updates alerting management of any extensive downtime. Make recommendations for maintaining and or replacing equipment. 
  • Promote all site initiatives including plant safety programs, lean initiatives, training programs, etc. Consistently interpret and apply all HR policies, practices, and procedures among team members to hold team members accountable. 
  • Participate in the resolution of employee complaints and personnel or performance issues and coach employees to encourage teamwork. 
  • This individual will also be expected to foster a progressive work force using innovative techniques.  
  • Plan, direct, and supervise.   
  • Responsible and accountable for adherence to procedures, quality, production, maintenance, safety, and schedules on assigned shifts.
  • Provide guidance and feedback, foster ownership and remove barriers. 
  • All other duties as required. 


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 3 - 5 years of experience in maintenance manufacturing or engineering environment; including       hands on supervisory roles in manufacturing. 


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent Attendance Record 
  • Must have effective problem solving and interpersonal skills, written and verbal.
  • Must be able to manage resources effectively & efficiently. 
  • Ability to work through problems and develop appropriate, successful solutions.
  • Able to exercise independent judgment with limited instruction and guidance. 
  • Proficient of computer/PC use including Microsoft Office. 
  • Create, analyze, and present data to back up decisions. 
  • Experience in design, implementation, and maintenance of equipment. 
  • Approximately 20 direct reports.



Travel Requirements:








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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