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Title:  Process Engineer

Requisition ID:  60991
Date:  May 19, 2023

Waterford, Munster, IE

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:

Organize, coordinate, or perform modifications, validations, and enhancements of process equipment, and tooling to new and existing products to ensure safety, maximum yields, quality, cost effectiveness and throughput of our processes. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning and execution of equipment / process qualifications as required.
  • Drafting and execution of validation documentation protocols and summary reports.
  • Implementation of equipment and/or process changes using the necessary change control process.
  • Participate in the efforts towards continuous improvement on quality, service, HSE and costs, to achieve state-of-the-art manufacturing processes.
  • Perform modifications, improvements, or validations of existing or new products, processes, tooling, equipment.
  • Review processes continually to ensure their quality and efficiency.
  • Initiate and participate in process improvement projects.  
  • Coordinate with engineering the introduction of new equipment or technology.
  • Initiate ‘trouble shooting’ improvements when required in production.
  • Provide assistance to the Process Maintenance department to optimize equipment performance.
  • Maintain process engineering documentation and safeguard confidential information.
  • Work within formal systems, such as cGMP, ISO, CE to ensure that new processes and improvements conform with quality and legal requirements.
  • Coordination with and support to the Global (Process) Engineering group.  Support local projects to implement the Global PE initiatives.
  • Plan, schedule, or perform projects within the approved schedules and budget.
  • Ensure that all projects and activities are in compliance with local, regional and best practice requirements on HSE and meet authority requirements.
  • Keep Process Engineering manager advised of any unusual situation which might impair or affect safety, quality, production output or assigned project objectives.
  • Enable transfer of process knowledge to Operations and Maintenance Groups.
  • Act in accordance with the company’s Guiding Principles and adherence to the corporate Code of Conduct.
  • Compliance to all local site Environmental, Health and Safety regulations.
  • Compliance to all local site company policies, procedures and corporate policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Degree in Engineering Level 8


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of inspection equipment desirable.
  • 2+ years’ experience in a similar position within the manufacturing industry, ideally in a regulated industry
  • Good knowledge of LEAN 6 sigma manufacturing principles
  • Green belt of higher an advantage.
  • Experience with continuous improvement of processes and validations of processes/equipment
  • cGMP experience an advantage.
  • Self-motivated, results- and solution-oriented personality
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good organizational and project management skills.
  • Highly analytical and structured way of working
  • Experience with drafting and execution of validation protocols and associated documentation.
  • Familiarisation with CAPA systems and use of formal problem-solving tools.


Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to 10 % of the time

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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