Posted to MedZilla on 10/13/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-GA, Maintenance Technician II SR0040699-MZ


The Maintenance Technician II is responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting process and utilities equipment 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 maintenance of manufacturing and utilities systems including but not limited to WFI, RO, vessels, and components such as pumps, fans, valves, etc.

Job Function and Description

  • Perform preventive, corrective and predictive maintenance.
  • Provide a moderate level of troubleshooting, diagnostic, and repair of building systems, equipment and equipment components which include but not limited to: heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment; distillation units; boilers; compressors; pumps, piping, and plumbing components; facility equipment.
  • All work must be completed in accordance with cGMPs, SOPs, job plans, and company policies.
  • Develop, revise, and review related SOPs or job plans/work plans for work related areas.
  • Assist in the development of the maintenance procedures.
  • Assist the team with maintaining an up-to-date working spare parts inventory system for the equipment/systems the team is responsible for.
  • Ensure that operational log and work order documentation is completed with accurate information.
  • Provide support of start-up of new equipment to ensure it meets all mechanical design specifications.
  • Review utility, process system/equipment, plumbing, ductwork plans, architectural, and HVAC P&IDs.
  • Develop a basic proficiency in one or more advanced maintenance technology and understand how to apply technology to improve equipment reliability (alignment, balancing, thermography, oil analysis, ultrasound, or vibration monitoring).
  • Must follow safety rules and ensure compliance with state and federal EPA regulation and laws.
  • Attends required training and meetings.
  • Other functions may be assigned.

Typically requires high school diploma or GED. 2+ years of experience.

  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas through verbal and written form.
  • Intermediate computer skills.
  • Ability to interact constructively with peers/teams.
  • Ability to seek outside resources as needed.
  • Ability to read and understand schematics and job blueprints.
  • Troubleshooting knowledge of miscellaneous equipment (WFI Still, Clean Steam Generator, Purified Production Units, Water Distribution Systems, Water Softeners, Chillers, Boilers, Cooling Towers, Waste Water Treatment Plant, Emergency Power Systems, and UPS).

Manufacturing equipment vessels, mixers, valves, pumps.

  • May work in cold, wet environment.
  • May be exposed to sunlight and heat.
  • May be exposed to dust, gases, and fumes.
  • May be around moving equipment and machinery.
  • May climb up to and/or into large processing tanks for cleaning or inspection.
  • May be working in areas requiring hearing protection and/or other protective equipment (PPE).
  • May work around chemicals such as alcohol, acids and buffers that may require respiratory protection (PPE).
  • Must be able to work 12-hour shifts, either day or nights.
  • May be required to work or be assigned to a different shift as needed.
  • This position requires weekend and holiday work.
  • Overtime may be required.
  • May be required to frequently kneel, stand, and walk to inspect, evaluate, and/or perform described maintenance activities.

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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