Manufacturing Engineer

West Pharmaceutical Services   •  

Grand Rapids, MI

5 - 7 years

Posted 243 days ago

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  • Manage and provide sound engineering support with hands on expertise and practices in projects from conception through production.  Interact with engineering, management, site and corporate team members and/or vendors to develop engineering specifications for new equipment or required process improvements; produce, modify, and maintain drawings; maintain project timelines; continuously evaluate projects from the tasks, resource and costs perspective, ensure delivery of the projects on time and within budget; and actively install, start-up, and validate equipment or tooling.
  • Provide engineering guidance to assure plant, machinery, and processes are optimized.
  • Coordinate and/or perform all necessary validations and/or process engineering evaluations as needed for manufacturing equipment.
  • Manage and coordinate plant and capital projects, properly document work, and maintain history of projects in appropriate project files.
  • Support process improvements, cost reductions/savings, scrap reductions, etc. through the implementation of LEAN concepts.
  • Improve processes and procedures to manufacture a quality product at a minimum cost.
  • Provide technical expertise to other plant personnel.
  • Research and analyze data such a vendor design proposal, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application.
  • Assist in installation of new products, tooling and related processes; investigate tooling and process problems; make new product/process recommendations.
  • Support Engineering projects and Support Product Development as required.
  • Provides engineering assistance to ensure plant, machinery, tooling and processes are at optimum.
  • Assure OSHA, and Safety Regulations are followed.




Education: Bachelor’s

  • Engineering discipline (ME, EE, IE, etc.) or General Engineering degreerequired.

Experience: 6-10 years of experience in...

  • Manufacturing
  • Moderate knowledge of computer programs



  • Clean room manufacturing experience
  • Injection molding experience
  • Technical writing experience
  • Knowledge or training in areas of Six Sigma
  • Effective organizational, trouble-shooting, problem solving & interpersonal skills & be able to interact with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Good knowledge of & practical experience with computer programs such as AutoCAD,  Solidworks, Minitab, MS Project, etc.
  • Able to communicate effectively with others (both verbally & in writing)
  • Effectively use MS Office programs (particularly Word, Excel, & Powerpoint);
  • Good negotiating & conflict resolution skills.