Posted to MedZilla on 8/19/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MN, Automation Engineer - Facilities R0009537-MZ


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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as an Automation Engineer at our Brooklyn Park, Minnesota office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As an Automation Engineer working on the Engineering team, you will be empowered as technical owner for Process and Utility Systems in a cGMP environment, and a typical day will include:


  • Act as technical owner for Building Automation and Utility Systems, with respect to automated process.
  • Provide ongoing automation support to Facilities related to operation of Utility Systems.
  • Assist with equipment qualification, support of ongoing operations, deviation resolution, maintenance, and decommissioning.


  • Create engineering deliverables including: P&IDs, Instrument Data Sheets, Functional Specifications, Panel Drawings, Network Architectures, Standard Operating Procedures, etc.
  • Implement system modifications under cGMP change control
  • Develop and execute Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT), commissioning protocols, and qualification protocols.
  • Support software lifecycle, electronic batch records and electronic signature compliance efforts
  • Participate in investigations into system deviations and implement corrective actions and preventative actions
  • Develop, evaluate, and implement engineering solutions to complex problems
  • Stay current with automation and IT best practices and technologies as related to site activities
  • May serve as project manager on small sized projects (<$1M)
  • Assist lead engineers in development and implementation of programs related to system qualification, asset management, project execution and GEPs
  • Interface with various roles and departments to accomplish project goals
  • Work under supervision and have the ability to plan and prioritize work, knowing when to escalate issues.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or related field
  • Preferred education is Bachelor in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering


  • 0-5 years as an engineer with Building Automation focus, including commercial HVAC and/or Building Utilities (Boilers, Chillers, Water Treatment)
  • Familiarity with concepts of PLC programming
  • Familiarity with a variety of instrumentation and sensing technologies, including their calibrations.
  • Proficient computer skills and be experienced using MS Office software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Desire to learn HVAC related controls programming
  • Embrace working in a fast-paced, team-oriented, cross-functional environment
  • High mechanical aptitude that can be applied to maintaining and troubleshooting equipment
  • Preferred
  • Background in Electrical Power System Distribution and Maintenance.
  • Knowledge of IT practices with respect to Windows Operating Systems and Networking. SQL knowledge is a plus.
  • Proficiency in MS Project
  • Experience working in FDA regulated industry utilizing cGMP.
  • Hands on experience with the operation, support, or design of the following systems: HVAC, Boilers, Chillers, Water Treatment, clean utility systems
  • Experience working in FDA regulated industry utilizing cGMP.


  • Occasional climbing of ladders and lifting (25lbs) may be required
  • Will occasionally work in clean-room environment and wear specialized garments (will require removal of make-up and jewelry)
  • Will occasionally work around chemicals such as alcohol, acids, caustics, buffers and bleach that may require personal protection
  • Must occasionally wear personal protective equipment (e.g. hard hats, safety shoes, safety glasses, ear plugs)
  • Work in a fast-paced environment, with high expectation for performance


  • Infrequent travel, but may approach 25% during project activities


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs

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