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Title:  Technical Trainee

Requisition ID:  57985
Date:  Mar 9, 2023

Tempe, Arizona, US

Department:  Engineering

This is a Monday - Friday 2:00PM - 10:30PM schedule.


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:

Serve initially in an Operator-Assembler or Auditor role while also assuming training duties which serve to prepare the candidate as a qualified, fully capable Technician.  Attends classes or other training opportunities and learns on-the-job while assigned with Technicians to assist and perform production assembly machine set-ups, assembly machine maintenance,  mold set-ups, auxiliary equipment installation/disconnect, frontline technical monitoring & response to machine alarms, part defects and in-service mold cleaning.  Assists Technicians in production tool setup, line clearance, machine purging and control panel adjustments to facilitate maximum machine run times. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attend required training to become a qualified, fully capable Technician.
  • Under the leadership of a plant Technician(s):
  • Assist and review machine setups, cleaning, maintenance, and part sampling to ensure proper compliance to procedure and part assembly integrity.
  • Assist with corrective action necessary to resolve machine alarm issues.
  • Use control panel data and practical experience to do minor troubleshooting on machines, load systems, and auxiliary equipment.
  • Identify and resolve potential safety hazards.
  • Contribute to continuous process improvement efforts to reduce scrap, cycle times, improve efficiency, and eliminate waste within the production environment.
  • Process auditing and documentation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Able to read and understand procedures, safety sheets, instructions, and policies in English


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience: 1-3 years of experience, ideally in manufacturing and/or clean room environment
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience with cGMP practices, ISO, and medical device manufacturing




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 odors, fumes, particulate and loud noises generated from plastics manufacturing and molding processes.
  • 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 in a controlled clean room and/or white room environment requiring special gowning.  Will be required to follow hygiene and gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body.
  • Ability to stand and sit for extended periods of time
  • Requires occasional bending at the waist, twisting (at the torso and neck), crouching, climbing, kneeling, balancing, reaching (including overhead), pushing, pulling, grasping, holding and manual dexterity
  • Must transport oneself to and from other areas of the facility when necessary
  • Ability to understand verbal or written directions, which may include reading English and understanding symbols and warnings
  • 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.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 25lbs







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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