Posted to MedZilla on 2/22/2020

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-GA, Maintenance Technician II SR0046701-MZ


Takeda is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We have best-in-class products available in more than 100 countries across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; a growing franchise in Oncology; and an emerging, innovative pipeline in Ophthalmic.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.

This position will support the development of a new, state-of-the-art plasma fractionation facility that will bring Takeda additional capacity for testing, purification, and fill and finish for its biologic medications.

The Maintenance Technician II is responsible for operate and troubleshoot utilities systems that support manufacturing process areas. Strict adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), cGMPs, and Quality Standards in a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing facility are mandatory. Primary responsibilities include ensuring safe and efficient hands-on operation of utilities systems including but not limited to WFI, RO, PA, Alcohol, Boilers, Chillers, Cooling Towers, Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) and related support equipment such as pumps, fans, valves, etc.

  • Perform daily utilities systems operations activities.
  • Ensure accurate documentation of urgent, critical alarms and triages activities through adherence to cGDPs.
  • Perform systems monitoring (watchstanding) and ensure proper response and communication through SOP adherence.
  • Assist with troubleshooting of utilities equipment issues including mechanical, electrical, metrology, or automation as needed.
  • Support equipment IQ/OQ/PQ/Validation startup activities.
  • Support Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) activities to include Condition Monitoring and Infrared Technologies.
  • Strict adherence to EH&S guidelines and policies required to ensure compliance to Georgia state, federal EPA, and OSHA regulatory agencies.
  • Maintain all mandatory training requirements current, ensuring compliance to site DP s and job performance qualifications.
  • Maintain two-way performance dialogue with your Supervisor to ensure mid, annual, and PDP processes are completed in timely fashion.
  • Demonstrate continuous personal pursuit to increasing job knowledge, proficiency in technical understanding, and problem solving abilities.
  • Maintain a positive, professional, and customer oriented attitude.
  • Communicate concerns related to safe work practices, hostile work environment, sexual harassment, or any other type of employee misconduct directly to the Supervisor, Manager, or Human Resources.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


Education and/or Experience:


  • High School Diploma required, Associates Degree in Engineering or Engineering technology desired.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years combination of education, training, and experience in commercial refrigeration systems, cold rooms and stability chambers.
  • Qualifications

Technical troubleshooting /problem solving skills are a must. Possess or have ability to gain knowledge with respect to the operation and maintenance of various commercial refrigerant systems.

  • HVACR systems
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Troubleshooting ability
  • Brazing & Piping
  • Troubleshooting and diagnostics
  • Preventive and reparative maintenance
  • computer room equip Liebert Units
  • Testing and evaluation
  • VRF systems installation knowledge
  • Possess or have ability to gain verbal and written communication skills, documentation practices (cGDPs), be self-motivated and possess interpersonal skills.
  • Possess mechanical knowledge of equipment, using P&ID s, equipment manuals, specifications, SOPs, and be able to use proper judgment when taking corrective actions during equipment malfunctions.
  • Possess or have ability to gain knowledge of FDA, OSHA, EH&S, EPA, and state of Georgia requirements.
  • Must have the following personal attributes
    • Integrity and trust, work ethic, sound judgment, intellectual honesty, pragmatism, courage and conviction.
    • Passion to innovate and drive for solutions.
    • Must display personal accountability for results and integrity.
    • Must display eagerness to learn and continuous self-improvement
    • Must have uncompromising dedication to quality.
    • Must have relentless focus on rapid and disciplined action
    • Must have respect for individuals and the diverse contributions of all.

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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