Product Development Engineer


: $95,350.00 - $139,760.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

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Product Development Engineer



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 utilize a human centric design philosophy to tackle complex challenges in the design and commercialization of combination products. Utilizing rapid prototyping and fast cycle product development, you will focus on supporting the development of the core solutions for future generations of product families and prove the key aspects of those solutions through quantitative and qualitative research.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work with internal and external team resources to:
    • Challenge assumptins to produce novel concepts
    • Identify project requirements
    • Develop, execute, and document project deliverables in compliance with committed timelines and project goals
    • Maintain design records associated with assigned projects
  • Design components and develops specifications to produce prototypes and test hypotheses
  • Develop tooling and fixtures for the manufacture and test of design concepts
  • Lead the execution of prototype builds
  • Develop and executes testing to characterize technology performance
  • Engage with company and industry experts to accelerate the learning curve
  • Define actuators, sensors, PCB outlines and other electromechanical elements in collaboration with electrical engineers to achieve system functionality
  • Analyze evaluation results and make well-informed and well-reasoned strategic recommendations
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
  • Minimum 2 Years of experience in product design/development
  • CAD experience (preferably Solid works)
  • Self-starter with high curiosity and learning orientation
  • Exceptional technical ability and firm grasp on engineering fundamentals
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Complete multiple technical projects
    • Learn and apply new skills
    • Understand and communicate technical ideas and concepts
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Background in medical device or pharmaceutical industry
  • Knowledgeable of manufacturing methods including plastic injection molding and machining operations
  • Experience with technical writing
  • Experience executing design verification and validation activities
  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis
  • Skilled in the use of Matlab or similar
  • Experience with Open source development platforms (e.g. Arduino)
Travel Requirements

Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally up to 15%

Physical and Mental Requirements

Use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Employee may be required to lift heavy objects (up to 25 lbs.) without assistance

Ability to hear, speak, and understand conversation in English in a normal tone of voice.

Must maintain the ability to work well with others in a variety of situations.

Must be able to multi-task, work under time constraints, problem solve, and prioritize.

Must also be able to maintain confidentiality and resolve conflicts.

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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 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.
Associated topics: adapter, bsee, cellular, diagram, electrical engineer, image processing, lighting, msee, plc, signal processing * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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