Senior R&D Technology Development

West Pharmaceutical Services

Senior R&D Technology Development

West Pharmaceutical Services

Eschweiler, Germany

Requisition ID: 26921
Department:
R&D

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:

In our R&D department, you will lead assigned engineering projects to develop and implement innovative technologies for elastomeric product manufacturing processes. You will identify new technologies, execute studies to prove the feasibility of concepts and translate concepts to prototype and/or pilot scale.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • As Senior Engineer you will identify novel technologies and equipment for elastomeric product manufacturing processes including automation, tooling and process controls;
  • You will identify potential suppliers, equipment selection and coordination of installation and implementation of the new technologies;
  • In collaboration with internal and external partners you will design and conduct Engineering Studies and Design of Experiments to prove concepts for further development;
  • You will analyze results and make decisions affecting project direction based on evaluation of results;
  • Besides testing and implementing new process controls and sensors, you will be responsible for the process development of new technologies;
  • To stay up to date with trends in the industry, you will network with external partners;
  • You will lead cross-functional projects for Technology and Process Development including risk management, project planning and execution to meet project objectives;
  • Last but not least, you will plan and execute validation activities including proper document according to GMP guidelines.

Qualifications:

  • In order to succeed in this position, you are educated with at least a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related technical study;
  • You have a minimum of 5 years of experience in novel plastic injection molding technologies, project management and interaction with suppliers and other external partners as well as process development and process controls;
  • Experience in development and processing of pharmaceutical packaging components, automation of production processes and knowledge in plastic processing would be an asset;
  • To find your way in our dynamic environment, you are a self-starter being full of initiatives and capable to analyze problems on a high level;
  • With your results-driven and forward-thinking personality, you make quick informed decisions under pressure and prioritized appropriately your tasks and projects;
  • While dealing with varied projects and challenges, you have strong problem-solving capabilities and you are able to adapt quickly to new processes and procedures;
  • Communicating your ideas clearly and proactively in proficient English within an internal team poses no problem for you. Willingness to learn German would be an advantage;
  • You are willing to make international business trips and work at different locations up to 10% of your working 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 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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