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CNC Machine Operator (3:15p - 11:45p)

Requisition ID:  36091
Date:  Sep 10, 2021

Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, US

Department:  Operations



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:

In this role you will provide operational support for the construction, assembly, and/or repair of molds, dies, and ancillary equipment by operating a variety of equipment and performing various manual operations.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Set up and operate a variety of CNC and/or manual machines according to instructions.
  • Start machinery to commence production process and make any necessary adjustments/documentation to ensure product specifications are met throughout the process.
  • Perform quality control, following appropriate reporting and documentation procedures.
  • Perform a variety of repetitive manual tasks for extended periods according to instructions.
  • Transfer finished product, raw materials, tools, or equipment to and from delivery vehicles by hand or by using hand trucks or powered lift trucks (standing and sitting).
  • Transfer finished product, raw materials, tools, or equipment between work areas by hand or by using hand trucks or powered lift trucks (standing and sitting).
  • Ability to translate mechanical documents and engineering drawings into appropriate dimensions for production.
  • Ability to correctly read common hand measuring tools such as micrometers, dial indicators, etc.
  • Inspect parts with appropriate measuring equipment to ensure results are within specification.
  • Provide quality feedback to appropriate Supervisor(s) to support holistic Continuous Improvement efforts.
  • In coordination with your supervisor, 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.
  • Keep equipment and working areas in a clean, safe, and orderly condition.
  • Perform other duties as required

Basic Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 1-3 years related manufacturing, tooling or mechanical experience
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations (add, subtract, multiply, divide) and perform conversions to different units of measurement (i.e., imperial to metric, metric to imperial).
  • Ability to correctly follow written and/or oral instructions
  • Detail and goal oriented
  • Ability to comply with the Company’s safety policies at all times
  • Ability to comply with the Company’s quality policies at all times.



Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understand intermediate M- and G- code programming.
  • 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


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 kimberley.eby@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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