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Metrology Engineer

Company: West Pharmaceutical Services
Location: Tempe
Posted on: March 17, 2023

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.

Job Summary:

In this role, you will be responsible for all metrology related activities. Central to this role will be the responsibility for implementing new measurement technologies to ensure West Contract Manufacturing are industry leaders for measurement technology. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Technical Operations team of highly skilled metrology engineers, working in a dynamic, satisfying and customer centric atmosphere. Innovation and continuous improvement are encouraged.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Procurement, validation, set-up and maintaining metrology and measurement systems/equipment.
    • Metrology fixture design and validation (GR&R)
    • Perform and review QFD (Quality Function Deployment) in support of product design, development, and operations.
    • Conduct data trend analysis to identify short and long-range patterns so that recommendations can be made to effect continuous improvement necessary to satisfy customer requirements.
    • Document metrology system validation via protocols and reports using West procedures
    • Ensures that all metrology equipment is correctly calibrated through auditing, managing, and scheduling the calibration of inspection equipment through external vendors.
    • Training of metrology operators, ongoing re-fresher training, and assessment to determine level of competency on a frequent basis.
    • Establish and maintain documentation in line with West Contract Manufacturing and West Pharmaceutical Services.
    • Liaise with customers and suppliers on new and existing projects.
      • Makes periodic audits as requested and completes necessary documentation.
      • Support to operations, development, and quality departments.
      • Chairing customer meetings reviewing measurement systems, data analysis and first article inspection reports.
        • Other duties as assigned Basic Qualifications:
            • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Mechanical/Manufacturing/Quality Engineering
            • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar role, ideally in the Medical Device Industry.
            • Computer literacy required including all Microsoft Office utilities.
              • Proven experience of Measurement System Analysis (MSA) development, Minitab and statistical packages
              • Experience in OGP Programming Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
                • Training/certification in dimensional measurement preferred. (i.e. NPL, AUKOM)
                • Knowledge of programming coordinate measuring machines is essential using software like: PC-DMIS, Calypso, Volume Graphics.
                • Proficient knowledge of ISO/ASME GD&T requirements, interpreting 2D engineering drawings and 3D models for various levels of medical device components, assemblies, and subassemblies using CAD system (e.g. SolidWorks).
                • Knowledge and experience with in-house calibration procedures and calibration management software including day to day inspections of equipment.
                • (i.e. Measurlink)
                • CT scanning knowledge would be a distinct advantage.
                • Must possess good communication/interpersonal skills; must be detail orientated, organized, flexible and be able to handle multiple tasks and time critical projects/deadlines.
                • Working knowledge of ISO 9001:2000 / ISO 13485.
                • Knowledge of generating validation documentation and subsequent reporting
                • Knowledge of generating Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions
                • Knowledge of Internal Quality and Systems Auditing.
                • 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
                • 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 5% 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 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.

Keywords: West Pharmaceutical Services, Tempe , Metrology Engineer, Engineering , Tempe, Arizona

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