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Production Operator (weekend, FTC)

Requisition ID:  30021
Date:  Feb 16, 2021

Waterford, Leinster, IE

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 $1.84B in 2019. 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:

Reporting to the department lead this role is responsible for the production of product that meet or exceed pre-determined specifications. Responsible for manufacture, inspection, packaging, labelling and completion of documentation necessary to provide quality, production and traceability records in accordance with Quality Systems and Environmental Management Systems.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage production flow and output, by carrying out a range of functions including tracking product at each stage of the process, proper labelling and inventory management using Kanbans and automated MES and Plc based systems, to ensure optimum equipment uptime and target outputs.
  • Equipment will include, yet is not limited to, washers, autoclaves, dryers, vision, packing, mixers, calendar, rotocure and slitter machines.
  • Adhere to standard operating instructions for proper PPE and gowning for entry to production, quality, labs and clean room areas.
  • Prepare, set-up and clean machines as per requirements. Adhering to housekeeping and materials management policies in all production areas while focusing on continuous process improvement using Lean Principles.
  • Clean room cleaning,
  • Gather, record and label samples for testing by QA & Lab departments. Ensuring correct documentation is available and or provided. 
  • Carry out product testing and records results as required. 
  • Maintain process equipment, assisting & completing preventative maintenance and equipment troubleshooting and repairs where qualified to perform tasks.
  • Participate effectively in writing/revising/ rolling out accurate operational procedures, training materials for various systems; ensure all work is carried out in line with same.
  • Support continuous improvement by active participation in investigations and investigation reports, execution/development of change control, and contribution to Kaizen events and projects as appropriate. Perform root cause analysis, using standard tools and methods, to resolve system issues e.g. FMEA,
  • Required to comply with Global Policies, Procedures and Guidelines, regulatory requirements and execute current good manufacturing Practices (cGMP) in the performance of day to day activities and all applicable job functions.
  • Understand the specific responsibilities of all departments as they relate to one’s own department, understanding the business processes one’s department supports
  • Work collaboratively to drive a safe and compliant culture. Compliance to all local site Environmental, Health and Safety regulations.
  • Adheres to methods/procedures and policies to meet the requirements of Quality Systems and Environmental Management Systems.
  • 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.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Apprenticeship, Certificate or Diploma preferred; ideally in a mechanical, manufacturing related discipline.
  • Minimum Education: Leaving Certificate

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ideal candidates would typically have 3+years prior work experience in the Bio Pharmaceutical /Pharmaceutical or Medical Device Industries, or in another GMP setting.
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practises (cGMP) requirements would be an advantage
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and job related computer applications
  • Must be able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and process specification, and ensure that all associated paperwork is completed accurately.
  • Must be willing to work in a controlled cleanroom environment, which involves the wearing of a gown, cap and relevant personal protective equipment. 
  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description



  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible approach
  • Effective time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Trouble shooting skills
  • Goal/results orientated
  • Good verbal reasoning, numerate ability
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong organisational skills.







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 disability or special need that requires accommodation, please send an email to peggy.tayloe@westpharma.com. 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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