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Apprentice Toolmaker

West Pharmaceutical ServicesDublinApprenticeship

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.


Assist qualified toolmakers with the maintenance and repair of all moulds, jigs and fixtures in operation at Tech Group Europe. Working under the direct supervision of a qualified toolmaker and reporting to the Toolroom Group Leader, the apprentice will also fulfil all of the requirements / block release training modules as directed by FAS in order to achieve fully qualified status.


  • Apprentices must have a minimum of grade D in any five subjects in the Leaving Certificate or equivalent.
  • Be able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Team player, works well with colleagues.
  • Show good initiative and be a self-starter.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Proficient IT Skills.
  • Good attention to detail and strong ability to learn new techniques, systems and technologies.
  • Ability to interact well with fellow colleagues in the toolroom, suppliers, customers and external toolmakers.
  • Previous experience of working within a similar busy manufacturing environment.
  • Previous toolroom experience advantageous but not essential.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to all Health and Safety requirements (OHSAS 18001).
  • Accurately maintain own training record as per schedule.
  • Follow the directions of assigned trainer / mentor.
  • Highlight to supervisor any training deficiencies.
  • Ensure assigned moulds are serviced as per schedules.
  • Compliance to all site Environmental, Health and Safety requirements training, and regulations.
  • Compliance to all local site company policies, procedures and corporate policies.
  • Act in accordance with the company’s guiding principles and adherence to the corporate Code of Conduct.
  • Perform additional duties at the request of the direct supervisor.

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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