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Position – Production Technician (FOB)
Company – West Pharmaceutical Services
Location – Andhra Pradesh

Job description

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products. Working by the side of its customers from concept to patient, West creates products that promote the efficiency, reliability and safety of the world’s pharmaceutical drug supply. West is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, and supports its customers from locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.  West’s 2018 sales of $1.7 billion reflect the daily use of approximately 112 million of its components and devices, which are designed to improve the delivery of healthcare to patients around the world.

  1. Job Summary:
  • This position supports the production Engineer to achieve the established objectives / KPIs.
  1. Job Responsibilities/Objectives:
  • Operate, trouble shoot and maintenance of machinery and equipment in the shop floor
  • Operate Injection molding machine & ancillary equipment’s, Mold unloading & loading, Process trouble shooting according to SOI.
  • Executing production plan
  • Trained in how to operate the machine, daily routine maintenance
  • Supporting and building technical documentation for shop floor
  • Coordinate with PM team for machine maintenance activities
  • Ensure 5S in line
  • Do analysis of major break down in lines along with technician and team leader
  • Participate in Internal & External Audits
  • Draw raw material (aluminum, buttons, liner) and lubricants from warehouse and store in the designated area with identification / label.
  • Perform line clearance, start-up verification and routine self-checks according to SOI. Operate Data metabarcoding to SOI
  • Record Batch card, production and quality data and comply to GDP as required by the company.
  • Ensure that all operations in your area of responsibilities are complied with GMP ISO 9001, ISO 15378 etc.

Molding Operations

  •  Ability to execute Startup and shutdown procedures
  •  Ability to do change over
  •  Ability to see & change settings (parameters) in HMI
  •  Identify machine guarding
  •  Ability operate machine
  •  Storage and handling of materials
  •  Cross check the production details in operator logbook and handover to Team leader
  •  Attend & solve break down
  1. Quality: The job holder is aware of his/her special responsibility for quality and conducts his/her activities in accordance with the Company quality policy at all times.
  •  Can identify injection molding quality defects
  •  Ability to perform online checks
  •  Ability to perform identification of molding defects & visual checks
  •  Ability to participate in quality improvement process
  •  Ability to analyze and adjust the machinery, equipment, and materials to address quality issues
  •  Understand the requirements of cGMP standards as required by the company
  •  Ensure good 5S and Housekeeping are maintained at all time in the work areas.
  •  Practice good hygiene in shop floor
  •  Practice & Implement 5S in shop floor
  •  Solve problems effecting 5S & hygiene
  • Ensure that products conform to the requirements of our customers and meet full customer Satisfaction
  • Ensure products that are cost effective without prejudice to the required standard of performance, reliability and quality
  • Adhering to the processes and procedures that apply to quality
  • Ensure that all operations in your area of responsibilities are comply with GMP ISO 9001: 2015 & ISO 15378:2017.
  1. SOI: The job holder of all relevant SOPs as per Company as they are related to the position covered by    this Job Description.
  1. Safety: The job holder is aware of his/her special responsibility towards health and safety in accordance with the company’s safety policy at all times.
  •   Implementation of minimum safety behavior
  •  Understand the accident reporting procedures
  •  Maintain safe work area
  •  Fulfill all key processes tagging machine (LOTO)
  •  Implementation of usage of PPE’s in Shop floor
  •  Understand and design machine guards
  •  Identify and find out how to deal with unsafe conditions
  •  Support the investigation of accidents and labor protection
  • Ensure all safety features are checked and tested according to the requirements before starting the operation
  • Promptly report any malfunction safety features to the Superior immediately for corrective action.
  • Work safely by not causing unsafe conditions or doing unsafe acts
  • Adhering to the processes and procedures that apply to Health and Safety conformance.
  1. Lean: Support and contribute actively in Lean sigma programs and activities towards delivery of the set target.
  • Take initiatives to reduce waste by switching off the machinery if it is not operating for a prolong period (eg. Weekend / public holiday etc), switch of the lights and air conditioning if not required etc.
  • Support Lean initiatives and actively participate in waste reduction and quality/productivity improvement.
  • Perform all other responsibilities/tasks as required by superior and management.
  • Data mining and information to identify and measure potential improvements.
  • Conduct a review of continuous improvement to get the action and the best opportunities for improvement
  • Share ideas, knowledge and practices to improve processes and solve problems.
  • Ensure continuous improvement process to support the goals of quality and safety.
  1. Basic Qualifications
  • NITEC / ITI / Diploma in Production or Mechanical Engineering.
  • 1-3 year hands-on working experience in Injection molding.
  • Able to speak, write and read English
  1. Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Basic computer knowledge with spread sheet
  • Experience in Injection Molding will be preferred
  • Experience in cGMP will be added advantage
  1. Travel Requirements:
  • Must be able to travel up to 10% of the time
  1. Physical & Mental Requirements:
  • Able to perform shift work
  • Must be a team player

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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 [email protected]. 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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