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Title:  Mold Maker

Requisition ID:  60829
Date:  May 18, 2024

Walker, Michigan, US

Department:  Maintenance

Second shift is Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and every other Saturday.  5:45 PM - 6:00 AM 


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 be a customer focused individual responsible for completing preventative maintenance as scheduled, on injection molds. Analytical and excellent trouble shooting skills along with a drive for continuous improvement. Interpret part prints and/or mold prints to complete quality repairs to molds and secondary equipment.   Perform polishing work, operate tool room equipment, surface grinders, Bridgeport milling machines, lathes, cutter grinders and sinker EDM. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Modifies and/or constructs tools, fixtures and mold components utilizing manual metal working machinery
  • Able to perform own machine setups with no supervision
  • Troubleshoot electrical problems with Hot Runner / Valve gated systems, repair and rebuild.
  • Understands form fit and function in mold construction
  • Performs closetolerance 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 tolerance and angles required to complete assignments
  • Computes dimensions involving radii and compound angles
  • Recommends ideas for improvement
  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules
  • Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance
  • Performs other duties as assigned based on business needs


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Education or Equivalent Experience: High School or equivalent
  • Experience: 10+ years of experience


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Trade school classes are preferred
  • Welding skills (TIG/laser)
  • 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.



Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Must be able to work assigned shift(s) with overtime as required to complete assignments
  • 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







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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