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Title:  Batch Release Operator - Molding

Requisition ID:  63150
Date:  Sep 18, 2023

Walker, Michigan, US

Department:  Operations

 Rotating 2-2-3-2 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


In this role, you will self‐direct operators with good leadership skills and the ability to assist the Production Shift Supervisor in the daily scheduling, operation and evaluation of production staff assigned to their work group. Coordinates and or assists in all materials, production, quality and documentation of raw materials and finished parts with Supervisors, Material Handlers, and Production Engineering. Assists the Supervisor in training, coaching and performance evaluations. Assists as needed in the Supervisor’s absence.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist and directs the activities and resources of daily production assigned to the work group including; interviewing, work assignments, break scheduling and relief, and shipping and packing label generation.
  • Establishes team objectives and measurements for production, calculates and compares production results with daily production reports, and enter results in ERP system.
  • Coordinates with other departments to ensure variety of production necessities such as: documentation, labeling, packaging, part quality, equipment control(s) are set and functioning correctly, and line purges are completed for changes in production and/or customer specifications.
  • Coordinates with the other Production Leads and Shift Supervisor on all production and personnel matters as needed to meet work objectives.
  • Maintains a clean, neat, and safe work environment. Identify and resolve potential safety hazards.
  • Lead continuous process improvement efforts to reduce scrap, cycle times, improve efficiency, and eliminate waste within the production environment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned based on business needs.
  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules.
  • Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Basic Qualifications: 

  • Education or Equivalent Experience: High School or equivalent
  • Experience: Minimum two years of experience in manufacturing.



Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in plastics injection molding as a competent operator/inspector.
  • Experience supervising others.



Travel Requirements:

  • None.




Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Must be able to work assigned shift(s) with overtime as required to complete assignments if necessary.
  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods may occur as well as getting to and from offices and building sites.
  • 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.
  • Hearing ability should be sufficient to hear and react to audible alarms from distances up to 150 feet.
  • The ability to be able to lift and carry various items up to 50 pounds for manufacturing positions or 30 pounds for administrative positions is required.


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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