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Title:  CNC Lathe Operator

Requisition ID:  58350
Date:  Nov 29, 2023

Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, US

Department:  Operations

This position is Monday - Friday 3:15 PM - 11:45 PM 


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:

This role will be responsible for the set-up, operation, and monitoring CNC and/or manual Lathe Machines to provide operational support for the construction, assembly, and/or repair of molds, dies, and ancillary equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Load and unload raw materials and equipment.

• Set up and operate a variety of CNC Lathe machines (Mazak, Hardinge) according to instructions.

• Start and monitor machine operation to commence production process, detect malfunctions/out-of tolerance machining, and make any necessary adjustments/documentation to ensure product specifications are met throughout the process.

• Perform quality control, following appropriate reporting and documentation procedures.

• Occasionally perform a variety of repetitive manual tasks for extended periods according to instructions.

• Transfer finished product, raw materials, tools, or equipment between work areas.

• Ability to translate mechanical documents and engineering drawings into appropriate dimensions for production.

 • Ability to correctly read common hand measuring tools such as outside micrometers, bore micrometers, dial indicators, etc.

• Inspect parts with appropriate measuring equipment to ensure results are within specification.

• Provide quality feedback to appropriate Department Lead(s) to support holistic Continuous Improvement efforts.

• Perform routine maintenance tasks on machines as required.

• Sweep/mop daily, dispose of scrap/trash/recycling properly, and maintain the equipment and workplace in a clean, safe, and orderly condition.

• In coordination with your manager, determine specific measurable goals to achieve personal objectives in alignment with overall business goals and ensure timely execution/completion.

• Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.

• Work and communicate well with other team members and contribute to Continuous Improvement teams.

• Help and instruct fellow employees as needed and assist in the orientation and training of new employees when appropriate.

• Accept responsibility for the quality of your work in your assigned area.

• Observe all plant safety rules and regulations.

• Perform other duties as required

Basic Qualifications:

• High school diploma or equivalent

• Understanding of intermediate M- and G- code programming for CNC Lathes

• 3 - 5 years CNC Lathe set-up, operating, and monitoring experience

• Mechanically inclined

• Ability to perform mathematical calculations (add, subtract, multiply, divide, fractions, decimals) and perform unit of measurement conversions (i.e., imperial to metric, metric to imperial).

Ability to correctly follow written and/or oral instructions

• Detail and goal oriented

• Ability to always comply with the Company’s safety policies

• Ability to always comply with the Company’s quality policies.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Awareness of and follow all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description

• Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve

• Experience with Lathe maintenance procedures

• Experience with the manufacture of rubber compression molds/components

• Formal apprenticeship training/completion

Travel Requirements:

• There are no travel requirements for this position.

Physical and Mental Requirements:

• Frequent standing, twisting, bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, and walking. Must be able to work with items weighing up to forty (40) pounds.

• Must be able to work under time constraints without sacrificing product quality.

• Ability to make sound judgments after management guidance and instruction. • Read and interpret data, information, and documents.

• Assist in analyzing and solving problems.







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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