Posted to MedZilla on 3/21/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MN, Manufacturing Specialist R0006952-MZ


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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Manufacturing Specialist in our Brooklyn Park, Minnesota facility.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Manufacturing Specialist working on the Biologics Manufacturing team, you will be empowered to provide technical support to GMP manufacturing and lead Continuous Improvement efforts, and a typical day will include:


  • Provide technical support of GMP manufacturing operations and staff; write and revise supporting documentation, perform training, implement new/improved procedures, materials, and equipment.
  • Lead and support continuous improvement efforts to streamline the manufacturing process, reduce waste, maximize safety, and improve process yield, efficiency, and compliance.
  • Coordinate investigation efforts and resolution of deviations; perform root cause analysis; coordinate implementation of corrective/preventive actions.


  • Conduct and document detailed investigations, track exceptional events, change proposals, and audit responses.
  • Lead, participate, and/or collaborate with cross-functional teams to determine root cause(s), implement appropriate corrective/preventive actions related to equipment, process, and compliance, including facility support and external vendors.
  • Contribute to implementation of new equipment, systems, and procedures; assess impact of new regulatory guidelines on current practice, initiate document change proposals; assist with training and auditing as appropriate.
  • Analyze and trend data to aid in the development and/or revision of department processes and procedures.
  • Analyze technical problems to contribute to development of new or modified processes involving manufacturing operations.
  • Participate in special projects as necessary; serve as manufacturing liaison to other departments and sites.


  • Bachelor s degree, (scientific or engineering degree preferred) with a minimum of four years in a biologics manufacturing setting.
  • Basic scientific understanding of biology/microbiology and chemistry/biochemistry and strong technical understanding of how they apply to the manufacturing process.
  • Knowledge of cell culture, purification, and/or media/buffer production.
  • Strong technical knowledge of manufacturing equipment operation, maintenance, and changeover; as well as commissioning, validation, and troubleshooting.
  • May have more specific skill sets in areas depending on need/opportunity; aseptic technique, clean room management, column packing, bioreactor operation, chromatography, etc.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills across multiple functional areas.
  • Computer skills, including PowerPoint, Word, Access, and Excel. Ideal candidate will have proficiency in mathematics, word processing, technical writing, and spreadsheet management.
  • Knowledge of basic chemical and biological safety procedures.
  • Must have passion to innovate and drive for solutions.
  • Must have excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Must display personal accountability for results and integrity.
  • Must have uncompromising dedication to quality and relentless focus on rapid and disciplined action.
  • Must have respect for individuals and the diverse contributions of all.


  • May be required to stand, operate manufacturing equipment, computer equipment; and may be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as safety shoes, safety glasses and/or hearing protection.
  • May be required occasionally to lift, push, or pull up to 50 pounds during handling of production equipment and/or materials.
  • May be required to climb occasionally (use of stepladders/stairs in production areas, or stairwells in work campus).
  • May be required to bend, kneel, or crawl rarely when troubleshooting production equipment.
  • May be required to stand and walk frequently and/or for extended periods while overseeing production activities.
  • May be required to drive rarely to attend offsite meetings and/or training.
  • May be required to use hearing occasionally when listening for production and equipment alarms.
  • Occasional movement of head/neck while using computer applications and handling of production equipment and materials.
  • May be required to perform visual inspection of production equipment, materials, and activities.
  • May be required to perform occasional overhead reaching during handling of production materials/files/supplies.


  • On rare occasions, travel may be required to offsite meetings or training event


  • 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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