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Lab Engineer, R&D

Company: West Pharmaceutical Services
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Job Description:

Lab Engineer, R&D, Scottsdale



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.

Job Summary:

In this role, the Associate Lab Engineer will work under the direction of the Lab Supervisor to assist with test equipment qualifications, test fixture/jig design, test method development, and test method validations. This individual will bring excellent analytical, engineering, and organizational talent to the execution of development projects at West. The essential duties and responsibilities are as follows:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development of test methods, as well as the planning and coordination of test method validations/Gage R&Rs.

  • Assist the verification engineers with figure and jig design in SolidWorks.
  • Ensures lab equipment and environmental chambers are properly installed and qualified (IQ/OQ).
  • Works closely with the Lab Supervisor, Verification Engineers, and Lab Technicians to plan and coordinate testing needs.
  • Prepares test samples according to work instructions and procedures for engineering and verification testing.
  • Writes technical documents such as work instructions, test plans, protocols, and reports.
  • Performs data analysis, as needed, for technical reports.

  • Recognizes inefficiencies and takes initiative to improve processes and implement procedures to streamline workflows and increase effectiveness.

  • Maintains a clean and tidy laboratory environment that is audit-ready at all times.
  • Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance.
  • Demonstrates a "Customer Service" attitude when interacting with internal and external customers.
  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules.

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Required minimum education: Bachelor's degree in engineering or laboratory discipline

      • Required minimum experience: 0-3 years of experience

        Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

        • Excellent problem-solving skills as well as keen analytical abilities.

        • Excellent technical writing skills.
        • Experience in laboratory testing of electromechanical devices, specifically medical devices in accordance with FDA regulations.
        • Knowledgeable in test method validations, specifically Gage R&R
        • Knowledge of Statistics and experience using Minitab a plus.
        • Proficient in SolidWorks a plus.
        • Proficient in MS Office suite including PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Outlook.
        • Knowledge of ISO 13485 - Quality Management Systems for Medical Devices.

          Travel Requirements:

          • None

            Physical & Mental Requirements:

            • Must be able to perform job duties as required with limited physical demands.


              • Non-US only where required for certain levels.

                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.

Keywords: West Pharmaceutical Services, Scottsdale , Lab Engineer, R&D, Engineering , Scottsdale, Arizona

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