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Principal Automation Engineer

Company: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc
Location: Tempe
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

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. In this role, you will manage and lead automation projects, continuous improvement activities on existing and future equipment within the business. Support manufacturing through the design and implementation of new projects to continually improve existing process and procedures. Develop and implement long term solutions, equipment safety procedures, predictive / preventative maintenance, and sustainable process systems for key assembly equipment. Ensure compliance with appropriate quality management systems including procedures and best practices are met. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage/lead engineering team(s), from concept through acceptance testing, for new and existing automation, device, and assembly equipment and technologies
  • Develop and implement automated manufacturing strategies to meet customer and West needs globally.
  • Generate continuous improvement and on-going business development of maintenance systems and manufacturing process development.
  • Oversee and support customer and supplier relationship development and troubleshooting in relation to global engineering project work.
  • Manages project requirements and timelines in support of new product / product line extension projects and/or product optimization development projects.
  • Develop, execute, and document project assignments in compliance with committed timelines and project goals, and per established governance policies and procedures.
  • Work with all departments across the business to ensure that new processes meet their requirements.
  • Manage installation processes of new equipment with appropriate training and technology transfer to operations.
  • Ensure technical and customer requirements for assigned projects are achieved.
  • Provide engineering assistance to keep production equipment operating at an optimum efficiency.
  • Initiates projects to improve safety, reliability and production based upon evaluation of existing equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned Basic Qualifications: --
    • Bachelor's - Engineering Discipline or 8+ years in related field in manufacturing industry
    • Proficient in leading project team(s) and managing vendors, ensuring all requirements are met
    • Medical device development and manufacturing required.
    • Effective analytical and problem-solving abilities
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
      • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, workflows, automation equipment and industrial techniques.
      • Must have knowledge of sound engineering principles and practice.
      • 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 50% of the time Physical & Mental Requirements:
          • Must be able to safely lift 25 lbs.
          • Must have full faculty and safety awareness when working on automated equipment.
          • Maintain clear communication paths with stakeholders, providing routine project review updates as needed.
          • Solves complex problems analyzing possible solutions using standard methodologies, procedures, experience, judgment, and precedents
          • Understand key business drivers and follow applicable West project management process & methods in execution of assigned tasks
          • Effective problem solving and interpersonal 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 special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to kimberley.eby@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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