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Title:  Mold Maker

Requisition ID:  57303
Date:  Oct 29, 2022

Walker, Michigan, 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:  Responsible for a limited to full scope of tool construction.  Works with and exhibits an understanding of detailed 3D plastic parts design and engineering mold design. Constructs and/or modifies molds and mold components utilizing metal-working machinery


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Modifies and/or constructs molds, mold components, tools, jigs and fixtures utilizing metal working machinery.
  • Understands form fit and function in tool construction.
  • Performs close-tolerance machining using detailed blueprints, drawings and sketches.
  • Uses precision measuring instruments in the fabrication of various metals and plastic tools and parts.
  • Performs accurate layout of tolerances and angles required to complete assignments.
  • Computes dimensions involving curvature and compound angles.
  • Performs extremely close-tolerance machining working from complex detailed blueprints, drawings and sketches or instruction from engineering.
  • Recommends design improvements and/or substitutions of material as required.
  • Identify and resolve potential safety hazards in the work area. 
  • Act in accordance with the company’s Guiding Principles and adherence to the corporate Code of Conduct.
  • Compliance to all site Environmental, Health and Safety requirements, training and regulations.
  • Compliance to all local site company policies, procedures and corporate policies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned based on business needs.
  • 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.

Education and Experience:

  • Education: High School or Equivalent
  • Equivalent Experience – 5-7 Mold Shop experience preferably within plastics injection molding.
  • Experience: 6-10 years

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of plastic injection mold making, mold-manufacturing industry. 
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in blueprint reading
  • Ability to use precision measuring instruments in the fabrication and verification of machining in various tooling metals and electrode carbon.
  • Ability to use hand tools associated with machining metals.
  • Ability to run CNC driven machinery
  • Ability to read write and communicate and comprehend and follow written procedures
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with all levels in the organization.
  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
  • Knowledge of FDA regulatory guidelines, cGMP, and ISO requirements preferred
  • 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

  • Manufacturing environment
  • Must be able to work assigned shift(s) with overtime as required to complete assignments if necessary.  Occasionally required to work on different shifts
  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods
  • 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
  • Regularly uses hands and fingers to operate objects, tools or controls.







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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