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Title:  Sr Project Engineer -Equipment

Requisition ID:  39944
Date:  Jan 28, 2022

Williamsport, Pennsylvania, US

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 $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:

The Manufacturing Engineering Team has an essential role within West´s Global Engineering team to support the company’s growth by providing state of the art production equipment and continuous improvement of the existing equipment to secure West´s technical leadership role in the market. As a part of this team you will drive our standardization, improvement and implement equipment projects for various rubber processes in our global production facilities. You will work closely with other engineering functions - facility engineering, process engineering, procurement and quality groups.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Become the global project driver within the Equipment Projects Global Engineering group for rubber processes equipment and lead engineering, management, plant operations and global team members while working with vendors to standardize, improve and implement equipment to support the various processes.
  • Drive forward the standardization & harmonization of our production equipment and associated documentation across the global network.
  • Working with Process Engineering analyze and evaluate existing systems and processes, identifying value-added and non-value-added activities to identify required design challenges.
  • Keep up to date on new and future equipment standards and trends in the market and identify value added improvement which may be beneficial.
  • Work independently and with vendors to understand root cause of failures, propose design or component changes, and implement and validate equipment modifications.
  • Take the lead in systematic problem-solving activities where the manufacturing plants need support 
  • Be the point of contact for all projects within our global equipment engineering group by assigning tasks, with clear communication of tasks, actions and monitoring.
  • As the person responsible for defined manufacturing equipment in our global organization, your task is to set standards based on industry best practices to achieve corporate goals for Quality, Overall Efficiency, Cost Reduction and Safety
  • Project Management: Take the lead on equipment project management from the URS issue to PQ by applying current project managements practices including GMP conform documentation.
  • Research and analyze data such a vendor design proposal, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to follow equipment related corporate goals
  • Ensure all equipment aligns with the latest Safety Regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering (Industrial, Electrical or Mechanical preferred)
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in managing engineering projects including specification, procurement, installation and qualification


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Master’s degree in Science or Engineering (Industrial, Electrical or Mechanical preferred)
  • 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 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:

  • Must be able to travel up to 25% of the time


Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Strong engineering and trouble shooting skills
  • Proven working experience in project management
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects in a dynamic environment with minimal direction.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English & preferably a 2nd language)
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills
  • Ability to drive change and to think outside the box
  • Working experience with Microsoft office products, PowerBI, SolidWorks and/or other CAD systems.









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 Apply.Accommodation@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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