Posted to MedZilla on 2/16/2020

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-CA, Department Specialist I SR0046620-MZ


Shift 2 (Swing): This position reports to Swing (2) shift. This shift schedule is Monday-Friday from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM. This shift requires working on all company designated holidays. Due to business need, on select occasion employees may be required to work overtime and/or support operations on an alternate shift.


Responsible for supporting both Building 5 and Building 8 manufacturing operations by reviewing and creating batch records, scheduling supplies and equipment, maintaining accurate inventory levels using JDE, and collaborating and communicating with manufacturing on the production schedule. Requires working directly with manufacturing personnel and support groups such as Finance, Engineering, Maintenance, Manufacturing Sciences, Quality and others as needed, as well as direct interaction with vendors and other outside suppliers/customers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Generate, track, and review production documentation including batch records and forms in a timely manner
  • Work closely with Production Schedulers to ensure documentation and components for scheduled lots are available for production use
  • Utilize JDE to ensure inventory levels are accurate and promptly updated
  • Order components and supplies for production use as needed
  • Utilize JDE to generate work orders and track its status
  • Utilize production software applications for use in production documentation review
  • Participate on Continuous Improvement teams and support the implementation of continuous improvement tools in production areas and the initiative for AGILE transformational change
  • PIT (Powered Industrial Truck) operations to manage raw materials, paste inventory, and bulk products
  • Embrace Takeda culture and values and decisions based on PTRB (Patient, Trust, Reputation, Business)
  • May perform other duties as assigned


  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English and understanding of cGMP regulations
  • Must be able to read and follow detailed written instructions
  • Math and computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office programs such as PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Project
  • Experience using JDE and Delta V or similar systems
  • Must be able to complete tasks with minimal supervision, prioritize multiple tasks, and manage time effectively
  • Detail-oriented and effectively organize documentation for review
  • Must be able to independently recommend and suggest solutions
  • Good interpersonal skills to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment

Education and/or experience:

  • High school diploma or GED 2 + years of experience or AA or higher and 1+ years of related work experience
  • Specialized knowledge in the biopharmaceutical industry is a plus

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 35 lbs.
  • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions in the facility

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
  • Will work in a cold, wet environment
  • Must be able to work multiple shifts, including weekends
  • Must be able to work overtime as required (APPLICABLE TO SNE only)
  • May be required to work in a confined area
  • Some Clean Room and cool/hot storage conditions

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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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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