Posted to MedZilla on 8/17/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Manufacturing Facility Operations Engineer SR0035223-MZ


Primary Duties

Responsible for the overall performance and monitoring of plant utility systems. Responsible for providing operational and project support for plant utility systems. The operational support will include equipment/system troubleshooting and providing in-house engineering expertise to the maintenance and manufacturing staff.

The primary focus of the position is on GMP/clean utilities and operations (WFI, Purified Water, Clean Steam, Process Gasses, and HVAC systems). A familiarity with non-GMP/plant utilities and operations (Plant Steam, Chilled Water, Electrical and Waste Treatment) is desirable.

Responsibilities include troubleshooting, determining root cause of problems and providing optimization strategies for utility systems within a multi-product, FDA regulated GMP facility. Candidate will be the primary liaison between manufacturing and facilities clients and external engineering contractors and vendors for utility systems. All system improvements will be made in conjunction with manufacturing, facilities, validation, quality assurance, and regulatory. Must be able to work in a fast paced multi-disciplinary environment.


40% Operational support

  • Troubleshooting support for complex utility equipment problems as elevated by the plant manufacturing and facilities customer(s)
  • Serves as subject matter expert to support assigned work orders and close out Quality Systems as applicable
  • Serves as subject matter expert for Regulatory filings as applicable
  • On call support 24/7

20% Large Project Support

  • Provide project team with utility system engineering design requirements and subject matter expertise
  • Communicate project requirements to vendors to obtain proposals for equipment and system changes
  • Execute JHA/PHA reviews on all new projects/equipment
  • Develop and execute engineering tests, FATs, SATs and commissioning test plans
  • Train operations staff on new/ revised operating procedures
  • Pre/Post approve validation protocols
  • Troubleshoot and remediate exceptions found during IQ/OQ/PQ
  • Support develop engineering project documentation

40% Small Project Support (cross-site in scope)

  • Accountable for all phases of the Change Control process for owned changes
  • Owns and ensures timely closure of plant equipment and system related CAPAs
  • Provide and/or ensure generation of all supporting documentation (scope documents; approval slides; work orders; protocols)
  • Use project management skills to schedule, track progress, and make adjustments
  • Defines all aspects of project scope
  • Uses appropriate business / quality systems such as Trackwise, CMMS, EDC, etc.
  • Knowledge of how small projects tie in to other sites.
  • Provide peer review for all QA and Engineering documentation

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Required education: Bachelors degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years experience with process and/or plant utility systems, preferably in a regulated environment

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills required to work effectively and efficiently in a team-based environment
  • Adherence to domestic and international GMP regulations
  • Ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment with changing priorities
  • Proficiency with Microsoft products; ability to learn additional software applications, as the need arises TrackWise experience a plus.

Complexity and Problem Solving

  • Individual must be capable of performing assignments that have loosely defined objectives that require investigation of a large number of variables.
  • Can function as a technical expert to equipment and systems regarding troubleshooting and operations.
  • Ability to apply diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices to a broad variety of assignments and related fields.
  • Work with cross-functional groups in developing requirements and recommendations for highly complex system/facility modifications.
  • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Complete understanding and application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards.
  • Knowledge of industry practices.
  • Work is performed under general direction.
  • Participates in determining objectives of assignment.
  • Plan schedules and arranges own activities in accomplishing objectives.
  • Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.

Internal and External Contacts

  • Internal contacts include those in the Facilities & Engineering, Validation, Quality, Manufacturing, Process Development, Quality Control and Project Management groups.
  • External contacts include service suppliers, vendors, industry peers and industry groups. May interact directly with regulators during inspections.

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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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