Posted to MedZilla on 2/20/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-CA, Instrumentation Technician II SR0031678-MZ


This position reports to Weekend Swing (D) shift. Your schedule work hours will be Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, plus a third day during the week which will be assigned by your supervisor. This shift requires working on all company designated holidays. Due to business need, you may be required to work your designated third day, in addition to the company designated holiday(s).

Maintain, troubleshoot and perform repairs on the Process Instrumentation systems. Prepare calibration reports. Understand the basic process and control theory of a Critical or Major systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend department meetings.
  • Support internal department projects.
  • Responsibilities include technical understanding and troubleshooting skills of electrical and pneumatic instrumentation.
  • Perform installation under the guidance of work Engineering, Maintenance, Process Control, or outside contractors.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Is responsible for performing instrumentation calibrations under the Metrology program.
  • Understanding and Knowledge of PLC, Microprocessor, 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.
  • Verify Out of Tolerance Conditions
  • Support new and existing Projects
  • Manage Metrology daily operation, Interface with customers as necessary when the supervisor is not available.
  • Ensure proper execution, resource allocation and complete, accurate and timely documentation of work
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


  • Must be able to work under supervision and make sound judgments regarding work methods and tools.
  • Must be able to read wiring diagrams, loop drawings and P&ID drawings
  • Basic 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.

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.

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 55 lbs.
  • May be required to (rarely) push up to 450 pounds when calibrating scales.
  • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions in the facility.

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.
  • No make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish or artificial fingernails may be worn in the manufacturing environment.
  • Will work in a cold, wet environment
  • Must be able to work multiple shifts, including weekends.
  • Must be able to work overtime as required. (only for non-exempt positions)
  • May be required to work in a confined area.
  • Some Clean Room and cool/hot storage conditions.

Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents:

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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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Reasonable Accommodations

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