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Title:  R7 Process Technician

Requisition ID:  61304
Date:  May 19, 2023

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:

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


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare molds / molding press for production operation including but not limited to set-up, clean-up and conditioning runs and eccentricity checks.
  • Perform or assist with molding press line clears if 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 operator techniques and/or evaluating materials to assure acceptable products.
  • Apply mold release or CO2 cleaning as required or requested and ensure processes are running within the predetermined control parameters to ensure the highest quality level.
  • Use Infinity software to monitor flange or web thickness data.
  • Work with mold cleaning to determine and optimization of various task such as:  length of time between mold cleaning, the best type of surface preparation for each mold and product, and to continue to work on faster mold changeovers.
  • Initiate & write Tooling Repair Request when pins, bushings, mold, or mold cavity need to be replaced. 
  • Mix proper silicone spray when required for specific formulations.
  • Assist Engineering and maintenance as requested.
  • Operate Forklifts.
  • Perform other work assignments as directed by the Area Manager.


The job descriptions reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not necessarily be construed as a detailed description of all of the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.



Basic Qualifications: 

  • Education: High School or Equivalent 
  • Experience: 1-2 years
  • Forklift certification for two types of forklift as required.


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.







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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