Process Engineer, West Pharma
A career in medical devices is one that Process Engineer, Liga Grzibovska has found to be filled with opportunity, challenges and rewards. A career which she would highly recommend.
I moved to Ireland from Latvia 14 years ago and I started my career in West as a Production Operator where I took the opportunity to shadow technicians and engineers. This gave me the exposure and appetite to develop my career in engineering.
Further education and development
Over the course of five years, I have progressed my career from an operator to process technician and now to a process engineer. Through the company’s further education programme, I have taken the opportunity to complete Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and the Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Polymer Processing. I am currently studying for the Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Management.
The products we manufacture make a real difference to patients’ lives and we see that every day.
I would recommend a career in engineering and particularly in the medical device sector. The medical devices sector is fantastic to work in for many reasons. Firstly, the teams I work with are really passionate about what we do because the products we manufacture make a real difference to patients’ lives and we see that every day.
Job continuity and growth
The sector is constantly evolving to meet the growing advances in medical device design and manufacturing technology. From an engineering perspective, this makes my job exciting and enables me to continue to develop new skills, with lots more opportunities for my future development. As the sector continues to grow, it offers stability in terms of job continuity as well as a variety of roles and opportunities to progress your career.
West is a leading provider of innovative, high-quality injectable solutions and services. As a trusted partner to established and emerging drug developers, the company helps ensure the safe, effective containment and delivery of life-saving and life-enhancing medicines for patients worldwide.
We have a highly skilled workforce and the Dublin site has been working over the last number of years to increase female participation in medical devices, particularly in our engineering teams.