Automation Engineer

West Pharmaceutical Services
Employment Type
Not disclosed
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Job Summary:Responsible for supporting execution of 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. Execute on implementation of long-term solutions and predictive/preventative maintenance and sustainable process systems for key assembly equipment within the Global West Organization in Engineering and Operations, under the appropriate guidance and leadership

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under guidance and leadership, works with internal and external team resources to:
    • Execute on implementation of new automation and assembly equipment validation, including development of procedures and maintenance systems.
    • Scope project requirements in support of contract customers / new product / product line extension projects and/or product optimization development projects.
    • Support development, execution, and documentation of project assignments in compliance with committed timelines and project goals, and per established governance policies and procedures.
    • Actively support contract and proprietary program initiatives with direct customer interactions as warranted by project assignments
    • Ensure technical and customer requirements for assigned projects are achieved.
    • Ensure that all required documentation deliverables are satisfied and delivered.
  • Provide engineering assistance to keep production equipment operating at optimum efficiencies.
  • Support project initiatives to improve safety, reliability and production based upon evaluation of existing equipment.
  • Assist in solving complex problems, analyzing possible solutions using standard methodologies, procedures, experience, judgment, and precedents
  • Drives continuous improvement projects associated with equipment under remit.
  • Understand key business drivers and follow applicable West project management process & methods in execution of assigned tasks
  • Maintain clear communication paths with stakeholders, providing routine project review updates as needed.
  • Impacts quality of own work and the work of others on the team; works within guidelines and policies
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or equivalent technical degree
  • Minimum of 3 Years of manufacturing environment experience (w/ Bachelor’s degree as noted above)
  • 5+ years of experience in like field (in lieu of degree)

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Medical device development and manufacturing background preferred
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, workflows, basic electrical / automation equipment, and industrial techniques.
  • Must have effective problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have knowledge of sound engineering principles and practice. 
  • Must possess the ability to plan work and supervise others, as needed.
  • 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.