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Title:  Sr. Engineer Manager

Requisition ID:  60941
Date:  Aug 31, 2023

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.


Job Summary:

Plans and directs all aspects of the site Engineering team, ensuring conformance with quality standards and support of new business opportunities. Ensures all engineering projects, initiatives and processes are in conformance with Pharmaceutical Delivery Systems’ established policies and objectives meeting financial, quality, customer, and employee objectives. Demonstrates strong leadership and communication.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish and execute engineering strategic plans and policies for assigned business unit(s).
  • Plans and formulates engineering program and organizes a technical staff according to work requirements.
  • Leads engineering staff to ensure best in class facility, equipment, automation, tooling, engineering and maintenance standards, which align with site strategic objectives
  • Partner and/or liaison with Design and Quality to ensure the smooth and timely transfer of new products into operations and assist in the optimization of processes, procedures and products.
  • Reviews design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements, and related specifications.
  • Coordinate’s activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling, and resolving engineering design and test problems.
  • Oversees and evaluates design changes, specifications, and drawing releases.
  • Oversees technological research and implementation for engineering innovation
  • Drives operational engineering excellence within site to achieve critical engineering goals, that deliver projects & initiatives on time, on budget and withing specified requirements
  • Recruit, train, develop, and lead staff to accomplish goals, adhere to policies and establish/maintain a cGMP culture.
  • Provides a “Customer Service” attitude when interacting with internal and external customers while accomplishing work, production, and achieving quality standards.
  • Promotes a continuous improvement culture through the application of lean and Six Sigma principles.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a technical discipline including Biology/Microbiology, Chemistry or Engineering
  • Graduate degree (MS) preferred
  • 11+ Years of experience


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum of two (3) years’ experience writing, executing and summarizing protocols
  • Knowledge of FDA, cGMP, ISO and Clean Room standards
  • Knowledge of validation of automated assembly, software, and manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge of ANSI/ISO standards
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good problem-solving skills and be able to function independently or as a member of a team
  • 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.


Travel Requirements:

  • None


Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Able to comprehend mechanical drawings, computer systems and manufacturing processes







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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