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Two returning summer interns had the opportunity to gown further for access to the lab. The remaining group learned about the processes required for compression rubber molding, FluroTec® lamination, B2-coating, and Westar® washing and sterilization. Additionally, the group saw how the actual components are made.
“Getting a firsthand look at processes helped to better understand the intricacies of the machines,” said returning intern, Alex Wait. “All of these details pulled the entire scope of the manufacturing process together and we were able to see how West can meet the various specifications.”
Intern Patrick Vincent commented on his experience stating, “A more in-depth look of the plant’s processes connected the dots for me. Being on the floor really gave a sense of the complex work that West operators do on a daily basis.”
Finally, the visit the provided a forum for interns to ask questions ranging from career advice to Six Sigma/LEAN training. Additionally, the experience at Jersey Shore provided the interns with the opportunity to apply the knowledge that they have garnered so far during their summer internship. It provided a useful view of West Pharmaceutical Services beyond the walls of the global headquarters.
FluroTec® and Westar® are registered trademarks of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., in the United States and other jurisdictions.
FluroTec® and B2-coating technology are licensed from Daikyo Seiko, Ltd.