Posted to MedZilla on 5/19/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-CA, Instrument Technician SR0034560-MZ


Takeda is a patient-focused, values-based, R&D-driven global biopharmaceutical company committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter Future to people worldwide. Our passion and pursuit of potentially life-changing treatments for patients are deeply rooted in over 230 years of distinguished history in Japan.

Every vial has a name is a core value at our Thousand Oaks CA campus, a multiproduct facility with over 20 years of operational expertise has an excellent opportunity for a high performing Instrument Technician.


Perform installation and modifications, or work together with Engineering, Maintenance, Process Control, or outside contractors on new installations and modifications.

Understand and perform calibrations on Temperature, Pressure, Conductivity , UV, Balances, Scales, Vacuum, pH, CL2, ORP, Timers, RPM, Liquid/Gas Flow, and Gas detector instrumentation ect .

Operate, Maintain, and repair of calibration test equipment.

Understand Automated Control systems and control system instrumentation concepts, and the relationship between each other.

Understand the operation, maintain, modify, and troubleshooting of Steam sterilizers (Autoclaves).

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.

Understanding and Knowledge of PLC, Micro processor, 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.

Expected to demonstrate the skills and knowledge of an Instrumentation Technician III

Review and approve Calibration Reports and Instrument Status Update Report

Verify Out of Tolerance Conditions

Support new and existing Project Planning Session as request by Engineering or PMO Department

Assist with the review of the System Specification and Piping Identification Drawing verifications

Manage Metrology daily operation, Interface with customers as necessary when the supervisor is not available.

Oversee work performed by team members to ensure proper execution, resource allocation and complete, accurate and timely documentation

May perform other duties as assigned.


Must be able to work independently and make sound judgments regarding work methods and tools.

Must be able to read wiring diagrams, loop drawings and P&ID drawings

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.

  • Good interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment.
  • Passion for Improving Lives. Must be able to put our patients at the center of everything we do.
  • Quest for Innovation. Must be able to operate with agility and a learning mindset so that we can accelerate breakthrough innovations.
  • Inspired Teams environment. Must be able to thrive in diverse high performing teams.
  • Engaged with the World Around Us. Must be able to embrace change and seek diverse perspectives and partnerships to benefit patients and make a positive impact on the world.

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.

Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents:

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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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