Posted to MedZilla on 5/20/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Senior Maintenance Mechanic SR0033980-MZ


Primary Duties

Mechanic for Lab Support is responsible for the efficient and reliable operation of building lab support systems and equipment for PD, and QC labs in B125, B200, and B300.

Major areas of focus include:

  • Routine performance of preventative maintenance and repair activities on lab support systems and equipment with the focus on analytical equipment and instrumentation
  • Supervision of contractors and vendors for the performance of preventative maintenance and repairs on building lab support systems and lab equipment.
  • The continuous improvement and development of maintenance practices and procedures.
  • Ensuring and enforcing the safe performance of all repair, maintenance, and project activities in accordance with Takeda policies.
  • Maintaining equipment spare parts inventory and replenishing spare parts as necessary to prevent significant equipment down time.


40% Routine Preventative Maintenance:

  • Utilizes CMMS to manage the completion of all preventative and corrective maintenance assignments.
  • Ensures that all maintenance activity is completed within designated time frame filing proper documentation per SOP as necessary for extensions.
  • Reports any maintenance failure or issues immediately to management.
  • Evaluates equipment performance and makes recommendations to maintenance performance or system design.
  • Seeks to continuously improve maintenance practices.

30% Equipment Repair and Lab Support:

  • Troubleshoots equipment and makes repairs to minimize downtime.
  • Tracks repair history of lab support systems and equipment
  • Provides lab support for the movement of materials, mounting of equipment, and other general technical assistance as needed.

20% Spare Parts Management:

  • Develops a list of required spare parts for equipment under responsibility and receives, inventories, and stores spare parts.

  • Utilizes SAP for parts ordering.

  • Solicits and reviews quotes from contractors and vendors for work assignments or projects.

10% Facilities Site Support:

  • Provides maintenance and repair support to other Takeda facility sites.
  • Conducts rounds in non-GMP buildings
  • Maintains all spaces clean and orderly.
  • Works cross-functionally with other groups to accomplish tasks or projects.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent acceptable.
  • Training on maintenance of Column Chromatographs, High-Performance Liquid Chromatographs, Ultra-Performance Liquid Chromatographs, Bio-Reactors, Lyophilizers/Cryodesiccation Units, Mass Spectrometers, and/or any other associated analytical equipment is required.
  • Demonstrated abilities and/or experience of training in repair, operation, and troubleshooting of electromechanical process equipment and utility systems.
  • Experience with control systems, PLC s, SCADA, and BMS systems preferred.
  • 3+ years experience in bio-pharmaceutical, petrochemical, packaging, and power generation industries.

Other Job Requirements:

  • The ability to work at all Takeda MA site locations as needed.
  • Incumbent will be required to carry a mobile device and be on call as required to support operations and participate in off-hour emergency coverage as needed.
  • Should be able to climb a ladder, reach, bend, and lift loads up to 50lbs.
  • Should be medically cleared to wear respiratory protections.
  • Valid Driver s license.

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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