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Title:  Materials Lead - (Nights / Shift 4)

Requisition ID:  62002
Date:  Sep 22, 2023

Walker, Michigan, US

Department:  Supply Chain

Shift Hours - (5:45PM - 6:00AM) 



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:

Self‐directed with good leadership skills and the ability to assist the Materials Supervisor in the daily scheduling, operation, and evaluation of Materials Team Members. Performs functions related to component order entry, material tracking, production, and inventory control. Ensures correct delivery of materials and components interdepartmental. Assists the Materials Supervisor with training, coaching and overall shift activity. Assists as needed in the Supervisor’s absence.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist and directs the activities and resources of assigned shift Materials Team including work assignments, break scheduling and relief.
  • Establishes team objectives and measurements for warehouse, calculates and compares results with daily reporting and holds the team accountable.
  • Coordinates with the Production Leads and Shift Supervisor on production matters as needed to meet work objectives.
  • Assist with coordination of training and coaching for Materials Team members.
  • Maintains a clean, neat, and safe work environment. Identify and resolve potential safety hazards.
  • Provides a “Customer Service” attitude when interacting with internal and external customers while accomplishing work and achieving quality standards.
  • Coordinates and expedites the flow of work and material for the production process.
  • Utilizes customer orders, work orders, production specifications and production work sheets ensuring the proper distribution to the appropriate personnel and departments.
  • Assists with the process of scheduling, developing routings, and delivering parts to ensure production schedules and shipments are met in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Assists with inventory and warehousing activities as needed.
  • Contribute to continuous process improvement efforts to reduce scrap, cycle times, improve efficiency, and eliminate waste within the production environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • These duties are not all encompassing and may change over the incumbent's development.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Education: High School or Equivalent
  • Experience: Less than 3 years
  • Minimum six months prior materials experience. Experience with cGMP purchasing practices, ISO, and medical device manufacturing preferred.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience: Minimum two years in manufacturing. Preferably in plastics injection molding as a competent operator/inspector/materials team member.
  • Direct Reports: None
  • 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 to Lean Sigma programs and activities towards delivery of the set target.
  • Comply with the company’s safety policy.
  • Comply with the company’s quality policy.

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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