Posted to MedZilla on 7/17/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Maintenance Tech 2nd Shift / Nights SR0036330-MZ



The Maintenance Technician provides a high level of maintenance support for all equipment in the Galaxy filling process at Takeda's Round Lake, IL manufacturing site; maintains equipment in all areas of the Mix, Fill and Finishing complexes at the Drug Delivery facility; ensures manufacturing lines are well maintained and ready to run during planned production time; provides on-time PM completion; constant monitors during production to spot and solve issues before they affect production; provides a high level of troubleshooting ability to repair mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems; provides service on an emergency basis, including overtime, weekends and during plant shutdowns; familiarizes self with corporate specifications and plant SOP s governing the operation of the Galaxy process and local GMP; adheres to all plant safety rules and direct others in the proper application of plant safety; drives innovation and continuous improvement, works independently and closely with manufacturing, engineering and quality groups to resolve issues

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accomplishes objectives with a great deal of autonomy
  • Learns and understands corporate specifications and plant SOP s governing the operation of the Galaxy process and local GMP
  • Monitors assigned manufacturing lines and communicates with manufacturing to reduce down time
  • Provides a high level of troubleshooting ability to repair mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Reviews current PMs, verifies parts are in stock and completes PMs on time
  • Builds and rebuilds machine assemblies
  • Communicates equipment issues and work status to supervision, manufacturing, and management per the plant s Stop and Fix guidelines
  • Initiates work orders using the JD Edwards (JDE) CMMS system
  • Performs PM work and assigns work related to the Galaxy process when work is required to maintain equipment reliability and efficiency; ensures proper and timely completion of related documentation
  • Notes in JDE or other downtime tracking method any problems, breakdowns or alarms related to all equipment; initiates work orders, and provides additional documentation required to resolve issues; reviews equipment trends related to the issues and support efforts to eliminate reoccurring problems
  • Shares knowledge and trains less experienced technicians in the Galaxy process and all related equipment including safety, 6S, PM s associated with the RLDD facility
  • Learns to handle robots in all normal production modes; troubleshoots and identifies problems related to robots, machine output and quality defects as they occur
  • Improves their knowledge and skill set through additional training
  • Solicit help from Lead technicians and engineering assistance when needed
  • Takes a proactive role in safe work practices and leads by example
  • Point out unsafe conditions and practices to others and support the SAIL initiative
  • Performs all other duties as assigned
  • Adheres to the Shire Code of Conduct
  • Out of town travel may be required to attend seminars, visit equipment vendors or other Shire facilities.
  • Maintains 100% on time completion of all required training
  • Embodies the Takeda Leadership Behaviors: Be Positive. Be Accountable. Be Results-Driven. Be an Excellent Manager of Self and Others.


  • Must be willing and able to work on 2nd Shift: 3:00pm-11:30pm, Monday through Friday . Or 12 hours shift 5:00pm - 5:30am 2-2-3 configuration.
  • Must be willing and able to be trained on 3rd Shift (11:00pm-7:30am) for several months, prior to assuming regular 2nd shift assignment
  • Prior experience working in an FDA-regulated environment preferred
  • Ability to work independently and make sound decisions in support of manufacturing
  • Ability to read and understand electrical, mechanical and pneumatic drawings
  • Knowledge of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Willingness to develop strong troubleshooting skills
  • Willingness to develop a good understanding of programmable logic controllers (PLC)
  • Must be able to work with limited supervision; have strong teamwork and communication skills, both oral and written; good documentation skills and practices; strong computer skills; focus on the customer; strong proponent of working safely and effectively under stressful conditions
  • Skilled in MS Word, MS Excel and JDE or similar CMMS
  • Desire to broaden knowledge and improve skill level is imperative
  • Must not be allergic to Cephalosporin or their related products and minerals
  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 5% of the time
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime, backing up other shifts, working weekends and during plant shutdowns, in order to fully support production

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required, technical certifications a plus
  • Associates degree in a technical discipline or above a plus
  • 3 - 5+ years manufacturing systems experience preferred
  • 2+ years of manufacturing systems experience with Associates degree
  • 1+ year of manufacturing systems experience with a Bachelor s degree

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to list, push, pull and carry up to 100 lbs.
  • Repetitive motions with hands, wrists, turning head, bending at knees and waist, crawling, kneeling
  • Walking within and between filling rooms, as well as throughout the entire plant

Working Environment:

  • Must be able to work in controlled environments requiring special gowning; will be required to follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body
  • No make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish or artificial fingernails may be worn in the manufacturing environment
  • May work in a cold, wet environment
  • Must be able to work multiple shifts, including weekends
  • Must be able to work overtime as required, including weekends and during plant shutdowns
  • May be required to work in a confined area
  • Will be exposed to Clean Room and cool/hot storage conditions
  • May require immunization before performing work within the manufacturing area

Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents:

Employment / Recruitment agents may only submit candidates for vacancies only if they have written authorization to do so from Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda s Talent Acquisition department. Any agency candidate submission may only be submitted to positions opened to the agency through the specific Agency Portal. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda will only pay a fee for candidates submitted or presented where there is a fully executed contract in place between the Employment / Recruitment agents and Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda and only if the candidate is submitted via the Agency Portal. Candidates submitted or presented by Employment / Recruitment Agents without a fully executed contract or submitted through this site shall not be deemed to form part of any Engagement for which the Agency may claim remuneration.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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