Posted to MedZilla on 9/16/2019


Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-CA, Sr Instrumentation Technician SR0039421-MZ


 
 

Takeda is a patient-focused, values-based, R&D-driven global biopharmaceutical company committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter Future to people worldwide. Our passion and pursuit of potentially life-changing treatments for patients are deeply rooted in over 230 years of distinguished history in Japan.

Every vial has a name is a core value at our Thousand Oaks CA campus, a multiproduct facility with over 20 years of operational expertise. We have an excellent opportunity for a high performing, hands on Sr. Instrumentation Technician. The selected candidate will be working 1st shift, Sunday - Wednesday from 6am to 4:30pm. The selected candidate will maintain and perform repairs on the Process Instrumentation systems, prepare calibration reports and will have a thorough understand of the basic process and control theory of a Critical or Major systems.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform installation and modifications, or work together with Engineering, Maintenance, Process Control, or outside contractors on new installations and modifications.
  • Understand and perform calibrations on Temperature, Pressure, Conductivity , UV, Balances, Scales, Vacuum, pH, CL2, ORP, Timers, RPM, Liquid/Gas Flow, and Gas detector instrumentation.
  • Operate, Maintain, and repair of calibration test equipment.
  • Understand Automated Control systems and control system instrumentation concepts, and the relationship between each other.
  • Understand the operation, maintain, modify, and troubleshooting of Steam sterilizers (Autoclaves).
  • Initiate corrective action to ensure potentially hazard situations are avoided and safety standards are maintained relative to production or facilities.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports per Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Understanding and Knowledge of PLC, Micro processor, and control system logic.
  • Ability to read and interpret Loop, P&ID, Wire, and Electrical drawings.
  • Ability to spec out like for like or like non like for like instrumentation, to meet manufacturing process requirements.
  • Expected to demonstrate the skills and knowledge of an Instrumentation Technician III
  • Review and approve Calibration Reports and Instrument Status Update Report
  • Verify Out of Tolerance Conditions
  • Support new and existing Project Planning Session as request by Engineering or PMO Department
  • Assist with the review of the System Specification and Piping Identification Drawing verifications
  • Manage Metrology daily operation, Interface with customers as necessary when the supervisor is not available.
  • Oversee work performed by team members to ensure proper execution, resource allocation and complete, accurate and timely documentation
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

  • Must be able to work independently and make sound judgments regarding work methods and tools.
  • Must be able to read wiring diagrams, loop drawings and P&ID drawings
  • Knowledge of cGMP manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of basic laboratory and pharmaceutical production equipment including but not limited to: autoclaves, process tanks, incubators, analytical equipment, and CIP/SIP systems.
  • Knowledge of basic chemical and biological safety procedures.
  • Must have the ability to correctly complete high school-level mathematics.
  • Incumbent must be proficient in a variety of mathematical disciplines and be able to work with both the metric and USA standards of measurement.
  • Must be able to read, write, and converse in English.
  • Must be able to read and follow detailed written instructions and have good verbal/written communication skills.
  • Good computer skills, knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Good interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment.
  • Passion for Improving Lives. Must be able to put our patients at the center of everything we do.
  • Quest for Innovation. Must be able to operate with agility and a learning mindset so that we can accelerate breakthrough innovations.
  • Inspired Teams environment. Must be able to thrive in diverse high performing teams.
  • Engaged with the World Around Us. Must be able to embrace change and seek diverse perspectives and partnerships to benefit patients and make a positive impact on the world.

    Education and/or Experience

    Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Skilled craft training/apprenticeship certificate or commensurate combination of technical education and experience.
  • 7-10 years in Process Instrumentation/Calibration. Experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing environment or equivalent industry.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 year technical/AA/AS degree in metrology, instrumentation, electronics, or related technical discipline.

    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. Additionally, personal protective equipment must be worn due to safety requirements.
  • The incumbent must work in a clean room environment wearing special garments.
  • Will work in a cold, wet environment and hot humid environments both inside and outside of facility.
  • Will work around chemicals such as paint, flooring materials, refrigerants, alcohol, acids, buffers that may require respiratory protection.
  • Must be able to work 8 hour shifts and overtime, weekend work, and or holidays

    Physical Demand

  • May be required to lift up to 55 pounds when calibrating scales, and replacing pumps on Autoclaves.
  • May be required to (rarely) push up to 450 pounds when calibrating scales.
  • May be required to (rarely) up to 450 pounds when calibrating scales.
  • May be required to balance occasionally when working on Autoclaves, Lyo s, HVAC, and Utility yard.
  • May be required to carry frequently when calibrating Temperature or Pressure instruments.
  • May be required to climb occasionally when calibrating or repairing Autoclaves, Utility yard, Lyo s or Process vessels.
  • May be required to crawl occasionally when working on Autoclaves, Lyo s, HVAC, and Utility yard.
  • May be required to use hand / finger feel frequently when working on Autoclaves, Lyo s, HVAC, and Utility yard.
  • May be required movement of head /neck frequently when calibrating and working on Process instrumentation, Autoclaves, Lyo s, HVAC, and Utility yard.
  • May be required to grip and grasp frequently when calibrating and working on Process instrumentation, Autoclaves, Lyo s, HVAC, and Utility yard.
  • May be required to use hearing constantly when calibrating and working on Process instrumentation, Autoclaves, Lyo s, HVAC, and Utility yard.
  • May be required to kneel occasionally when calibrating and working on Process instrumentation, Autoclaves, Lyo s, HVAC, and Utility yard.
  • May be required repetitive/sustained stooping and bending frequently when calibrating and working on Process instrumentation, Autoclaves, Lyo s, HVAC, and Utility yard.
  • May be required to stand constantly when calibrating and working on Process instrumentation, Autoclaves, Lyo s, HVAC, and Utility yard.
  • May be required to walk constantly when preparing to calibrate and work on Process instrumentation, Autoclaves, Lyo s, HVAC, and Utility yard.
  • May be required to drive rarely when calibrating or repairing equipment at the Lawrence Warehouse

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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