Posted to MedZilla on 2/22/2020

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Validation Associate I SR0046369-MZ



  • Manage the BioLife equipment life-cycle qualification, validation, calibration, maintenance, repair, decommissioning
  • Provide support for project teams
  • Drive continuous improvement


  • Develop and execute protocols to support changes
  • Manage equipment repairs and calibration tasks
  • Manage freezer validations and supporting processes
  • Problem solving for equipment issues as necessary
  • Report on and manage BioLife equipment metrics and trends


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Experience in a regulated industry


  • Ability to drive decisions through Influence
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)
  • Team oriented
  • Ability to manage, prioritize and deliver on core responsibilities

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Comfortable making decisions with limited information
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems as they arise with moderate oversight
  • Ability to understand the risks and benefits surrounding decisions


  • Customer focus willing to help, respectful, prompt and accountable
  • Partners with Quality and Center Operations


  • Open to new ideas
  • Embraces change
  • Confidence to challenge the status quo


  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic setting
  • Ability to break down complex situations into manageable pieces
  • Ability to see the big picture and considers upstream and downstream impact of decisions



  • At least 3 years of experience in a regulated industry
  • High-school diploma or GED
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and SharePoint


  • Bachelor s degree in science or Engineering
  • Experience with equipment repair
  • Validation experience
  • Understanding of plasma collection business and associated regulations


  • This position requires ability to travel up to 25%

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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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