Posted to MedZilla on 9/18/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-GA, Operations Specialist II SR0040749-MZ


The position will support the development of a plasma processing facility that will bring the company additional capacity for fractionation, purification, and fill and finish for its biologic medications.

Job Function and Description

  • Drive manufacturing deliverables to ensure successful commercial operations.
  • Author and revise GMP documents and manufacturing records (e.g. SOPs, Job Aids, etc.)
  • Train staff in general manufacturing activities.
  • Collaborate in the mitigation of any environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) needs and risks.
  • Identify and implement improvement initiatives to improve yield, reliability, and/or process robustness. This may require leading and implementing change controls.
  • Demonstrate continuous improvement with respect to increasing job knowledge and proficiency related to the biopharmaceutical industry, as well as technical understanding/problem solving capability
  • Stay current with biopharmaceutical industry best practices and technologies.
  • Responsible for organizing data and preparing appropriate documentation including presentation materials for assigned projects.

CAPA investigator

Lead any CAPA investigations:

  • Lead problem solving and root-cause analysis sessions
  • Interact with Quality, Engineering and Tech Service units
  • Manage complex investigations using DMAIC tools
  • Ensure effective implementation of corrective and preventive actions

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Typically requires bachelor's degree, preferably in science, engineering or other related technical field. 2+ years of related experience.
  • Minimum two years relevant professional (GMP industry) experience required.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform in a high performing workforce.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills are required.
  • Possess knowledge of core manufacturing principles and support systems.
  • Must have excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills; able to efficiently communicate with cross- functional teams and management on recommended course of action, with minimal assistance.
  • Self-driven individual that requires minimal supervision.
  • Must have proficient computer skills and be experienced using MS Office software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Prefer experience in Track-wise system.
  • Prefer experience in Automation Control Systems, EBM (Electronic batch Record), PI Historian.
  • Prefer knowledge of Lean Six-Sigma methodology.

Other Job Requirements

  • May occasionally work in a clean-room environment and wear special garments (requires removal of make-up and jewelry).
  • May occasionally wear personal protective equipment (e.g. hard hats, safety shoes, safety glasses, ear plugs) due to safety requirements in specific areas. Company provides PPE.
  • May be required to work weekends, evenings, off-hours, extended periods of time.

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

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