PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Initiate the application of vision systems as well as maintain and enhance current vision systems in the manufacturing process to improve process control and finished goods quality while maintaining high standards of quality and safety on all phases. Provide technical support to manufacturing. Work with facilities main customers in a Six Sigma approach to deliver vision specifications of the future. Work with Global Engineering Team to ensure standards are maintained.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Ability to specify, test and design and install machine vision systems and components, including the ability to write and revise software configurations.
•Provide recommendations and support to current and future projects as related to vision operations.
•Apply and support lean manufacturing initiatives, identifying vision reject reduction opportunities through process improvements, tuning of configurations, or other strategies. Improve the speed and reliability of vision system change-overs.
•Assume full responsibility for various vision engineering projects as assigned, allowing the achievement of maximizing output and / or minimizing cost by either the implementation of new equipment and / or methods or the improvement of existing equipment and / or methods
•Plan, schedule, and perform project or sub-project details; follow-up on new and revised improvements to assure proper implementation.
•Operate within approved time schedules and project budgets.
•Prepare procedures and validation documentation
•Perform testing and validation of new systems before release to production.
•Consult and cooperate with corporate / customer / supplier personnel as authorized and required. Maintain effective communication and working relations.
•Qualify equipment distributors and representatives for the procurement of evaluation samples and production resources.
•Keep supervisor advised of any unusual situation, which might impair the progress, execution of final project objective so that they may act accordingly.
•Maintain an awareness of “state of the art” technology as it applies to our industry. Take part in educational programs pertinent to process projects.
•Instruct and train West Pharmaceutical Services personnel in the use of any special equipment that may be required for project completion.
•Implement and maintain the vision control strategy through accurate project records and Gantt charts and other tools.
•Conduct any activities with established policies and corporate objectives.
•Fully define projects via specifications or drawings before releasing to a vendor.
•All other duties as required.
•Education: Bachelor's in Engineering or Sciences •Must have 3-5 years of experience with Vision Inspection •Must have excellent written and verbal skills. •Excellent interpersonal skills: good team player and individual contributor as well.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in software / computer / electronic engineering discipline with five (5) years active, hands on experience. Vision algorithm development experience is preferred. 3-5 years of experience in Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical manufacturing desired.
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 custom...ers from locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. West's 2016 sales of $1.5 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.