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Maintanance Technician

Requisition ID:  28181
Date:  Sep 20, 2021

Walker, Michigan, US

Department:  Maintenance

This is a Night Shift Position.  Hours are 5:00 PM to 5;00 AM three days one week, 4 days the following week, for a total of 86 hours per pay period.  This schedule will have approximently 150 days off a year, plus any Vacation time!!!!


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 $1.84B in 2019. 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:

Maintain, troubleshoot and continuously improve facility equipment to help achieve facility’s business goals and objectives. Work with engineering in design and installation of equipment.  Assist operations with setup and processing to set parameters.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain IMM, Assembly Lines, Automation, Facility, and Auxiliary equipment.
  • Troubleshoot equipment; take necessary steps to document changes.
  • Evaluate existing electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment and/or systems, looking for methods to improve performance, efficiency, reliability or accuracy
  • Fabricate capabilities, weld, machine tool, hand tools, read and draw prints, and program.
  • Work as engineering liaison to:
    • Implement new processes & equipment
    • Improve existing processes and equipment
    • Optimize molding/assembly/facility equipment functions
    • Provide modifications or improvements to existing procedures and documentation
  • Provide training in skills and abilities of expertise.
  • Implement/execute preventative maintenance measures
  • Provide technical advice or assistance, as directed by supervisor, to other West Pharmaceutical Services engineering personnel or to maintenance personnel.
  • Assist other groups on individual customer quality problems that relate to the equipment.
  • Contribute to continuous process improvement efforts to reduce scrap, cycle times, improve efficiency, and eliminate waste within the production environment.
  • Provides a “Customer Service” attitude when interacting with internal and external customers while accomplishing work, production, and achieving quality standards.
  • Maintains a clean, orderly, and safe workstation and environment at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Education: Trade School Degree
  • Experience: 6-10 years
  • Degree relating to electrical, mechanical and pneumatic systems OR related experience with similar equipment or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Successful completion of coursework and/or experience with hydraulics, calibration, and injection molding machines
  • Experience with cGMP, ISO, and medical device manufacturing preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
  • Ability to demonstrate and communicate problem solving process.
  • Support and contribute in Lean Sigma programs and activities towards delivery of the set target
  • Able to comply with the company’s safety policy at all times
  • Able to comply with the company’s quality policy at all times.



  • Non-US only where required for certain levels


Physical and Travel 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 various locations within facility. 
  • 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  
  • Limited, if any, 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 disability or special need that requires accommodation, please send an email to peggy.tayloe@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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