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Title:  Manufacturing Engineer

Requisition ID:  55602
Date:  Mar 17, 2023

Walker, Michigan, US

Department:  Engineering



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: Provide engineering efforts from inception through production in new and existing product design and manufacturing systems development


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Review customer source control drawings, specification control drawings and other applicable specifications to determine requirements and/or feasibility of the component
  • Perform all necessary scientific and/or engineering studies and calculations; such as material selection, performance analysis, time, temperature, pressure, flow analysis, etc. as required
  • Prepare preliminary design proposals. Interact with production personnel to define and solve manufacturing/design issues and implement cost reduction ideas.
  • Perform liaison function between Engineering and all manufacturing operations for any related issues, problems or improvements. Conduct risk analysis and develop risk mitigations actions.
  • Create acceptance criteria and conduct acceptance tests. Conduct assessment of existing and new supplier capabilities. Prepare process validation protocols, execute, and document results. Interact and manage vendors concerning parts or equipment they supply or propose to supply.
  • Prepare RFP (request for proposal) and RFQ (request for quotation) documents.
  • Participate in engineering and general design review as required. Refine and complete designs after design review meetings.
  • Prepare technical data such as qualification test procedures, acceptance test procedures, reports, component maintenance manuals, etc.
  • Interact with customers on engineering design and any questions/problems they may have.
  • Coordinate as required with internal groups including purchasing, quality control, sales, production, accounting personnel, metal finishing, and assembly.
  • Direct the integration of technical activities and products. Evaluate and approve design changes, specifications, and drawings. Maintain specification and operational documentation as required.
  • Keep manager advised of work status, workload, problems, and progress as related to work assignments. Prepare project plan, schedule, budget, and interim reports
  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules. 
  • 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: College
  • Experience: 3-5 years
  • Bachelor’s degree –Engineering Degree or equivalent from four-year college or commensurate work experience
  • Six Sigma certification preferred 
  • Highly proficient in MS Office applications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with ISO 9000 standards and GMP’s
  • Excellent organizational skills with close attention to detail and accuracy
  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
  • 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.









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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