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Title:  Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Requisition ID:  39545
Date:  Aug 1, 2022

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.


Provide engineering leadership for design, implementing, manufacturing, of all aspects of processes and equipment in a regulated environment


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Lead and manage key activities within the automation engineering department.
  • Lead and manage a high performing team to deliver defined business goals and objectives.
  • Interact as a single point of contact with customer and ensure requirements and expectations are understood and met. 
  • Develop and implement manufacturing and process validation strategies to support launch of products and related production activities.
  • Define equipment validated state and associated manufacturing and technical work instructions.
  • Provide support for troubleshooting and maintenance activities.
  • Perform liaison function between Engineering and manufacturing operations for related issues, problems, or improvements.
  • Prepare RFP (request for proposal) and RFQ (request for quotation) documents for external contractors and/or suppliers.
  • Prepare technical data such as qualification test procedures, acceptance test procedures, reports, component maintenance manuals, etc.
  • Coordinate as required with internal groups including purchasing, quality, sales, production, accounting, finance, molding, 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: 6-10 years
  • Bachelor’s degree –Engineering Degree or equivalent from four-year college
  • Six Sigma certification preferred 
  • Highly proficient in MS Office applications


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with ISO 13485 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
  • Experience with high speed automation including continuous motion machines and six axis robots. 
  • 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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