Principal Product Development Engineer (Innovation and Technology)


: $86,650.00 - $125,760.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

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Principal Product Development Engineer (Innovation and Technology)



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 2017 sales of $1.6 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.

Job Summary:

In this role you will cultivate a vision for the future of drug delivery devices leveraging your deep experience to impact the design, development, and commercialization of generations of products to come. Using a human centric design philosophy and the tenants of fast cycle product development, you will focus on developing an in depth understanding of specific market segment s users and driving the development of product solutions to address unmet needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Plan, conduct and direct multiple complex projects.
  • Perform critical and objective appraisals of the data generated
  • Lead the development proof of concept test beds and methods to evaluate key performance criteria
  • Lead the integration of subsystems and serve as a mechanism guru to other development teams
  • Define performance criteria and testing modalities to develop a deep understanding of a technologies performance characteristics.
  • Advise team members on material selection and manufacturing methods for prototyping and production
  • Mentor engineers in their understanding of product development, innovation, and manufacturing methodologies
  • Maintain an awareness of state of the art technology as it applies to our industry.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
  • Minimum 10 Years of experience in product design/development
  • Background in medical device or pharmaceutical industry
  • CAD experience (preferably Solid works)
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and complexity in your effort to solve problems
  • Experience leading system/sub-system level development programs
  • Demonstrated track record of generating intellectual property
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Lead, prioritize, and complete multiple technical projects
    • Learn and apply new skills
    • Understand and communicate technical ideas and concepts with technical and non-technical audiences (written and verbal).
    • Translate ambiguous user needs to defined requirements
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledgeable of Design for manufacturability encompassing plastic injection molding and machining operations
  • Experience designing design verification and validation activities
  • Experience with electromechanical system design
  • Experience in design for high volume and automated manufacturing
Physical and Travel Requirements

Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally up to 15%

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 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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