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Title:  Molding Process Technician

Requisition ID:  64988
Date:  Jun 1, 2024

Walker, Michigan, US

Department:  Operations

Shift Hours - (5:45pm-6:00am) Work Schedule - (sunday, monday, tuesday, and every other saturday) 


At West, we’re a dedicated team that is connected by a purpose to improve patient lives that has been at the center of our Company for more than a century. Our story began when Herman O. West solved the problem of supplying penicillin in mass quantities to the US Government during World War 2. Through our work to deliver thousands of life-saving and life-enhancing injectable medicines to millions of patients daily, West’s indelible mark on the healthcare industry has just begun. A name started our story. How will yours help write our future?  


There’s no better place to join an inclusive community of professionals with opportunities for lifelong learning, growth and development. Supported by benefit programs, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our team members and their families.  


We believe in giving back to help those in need in the communities where we live and work. And are equally committed to creating a healthier environment and planet through our sustainability efforts.  

Job Summary:

In this role, you will act with minimum supervision to ensure that the molding processes are operating at maximum output while maintaining highest quality.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare molds / molding machines for production operation including but not limited to set-up, clean-up, start-up, and review parts for defects.
  • Perform or assist with molding press line clearance.
  • Complete process monitoring paperwork as required.
  • Perform and or assist with mold changes on all types of molding presses.
  • Perform installation, removal, delivery, retrieval, transport or molds and other associated machinery and equipment; assuring that adequate materials and equipment are at the required location in order to perform this work in the safest, most effective and most efficient manner possible.
  • Troubleshoot, problem solve, relieve operators, apply solution as required or requested and ensure processes are running within the predetermined control parameters. This will include making adjustments within allowable limits and/or evaluating materials to assure acceptable products.
  • Use Microsoft office applications to complete daily tasks.
  • Work with engineering to determine and optimize various task such as:  length of time between mold cleaning, mold changeovers, part to part production times, scrap reduction projects, etc.
  • Initiate & write Tooling Repair Request when pins, bushings, mold, or mold cavity need to be repaired. 
  • Assist Engineering and maintenance as requested.
  • Operate overhead crane.
  • Perform other work assignments as directed by the Area Manager.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Education: High School or Equivalent 
  • Experience: 1-2 years of molding technician/process technician and manufacturing experience. 


Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Associates degree or working toward degree in technical discipline.
  • 5 years related experience and/or training; or a combination of equivalent education and experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • A demonstrated aptitude for leadership skills.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram or schedule form. 
  • Ability to work with various computer software programs.
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities.
  • Willing to work overtime as needed.


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 in a fast paced team environment.


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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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