Posted to MedZilla on 5/21/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Senior Automation/Controls Engineer SR0034660-MZ


Senior Automation / Controls Engineer (Allen Bradley (AB) PLC)

Displays standard engineering principles to resolve difficult problems, from conception to final design with team input. Plans, schedules and leads project assignments in the evaluation, selection and adaptation of various engineering techniques, procedures and criteria with minimal guidance

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide frontline support for operations issues with filling equipment SCADA and data historian.
  • Develop and implement cost savings projects which will provide optimal performance of existing plant automated control systems.
  • Use GDP on validation protocols, test cases and change control documents.
  • Implementation, administration, and control of the documentation used to describe sterilization, filling, conveying, and packaging systems in both narrative and drawing form.
  • Plan, manage, and supervise capital projects for the Round Lake Flexbumin facility.
  • Ensure that documentation is maintained within budget and completed on time.
  • Foster a team management philosophy in all appropriate decision processes.
  • Maintain a safe work environment by engaging in site Behavior Base Safety program.


  • Must have experience or advanced training and demonstrated proficiency in total quality management, statistical methods, problem analysis and resolution, design of experiments, and software development.
  • Successful track record of managing wide-ranging activities and demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Recognized as a technical expert by peers.
  • Extensive cross-functional team experience, including technical and non-technical work.
  • Ability to organize and present technical and project management overviews without assistance.
  • Ability to work with various AB PLC systems.
  • Knowledge of various programs such as Visual Basic, RSLogix, Intellution, iFIX, OSI PI, data visualization system, etc.
  • Ability to perform database maintenance and design.
  • Ability to work with Process Control Instrumentation and PID algorithms.
  • Must not be allergic to cephalosporin drugs.

Education Requirements Additional Requirements

B.S. in Engineering and 5 - 8 years related experience, or associate degree with relevant work experience with process automation.

  • Must be able to, push, pull and carry up to 25 lbs.
  • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions in the facility.
  • 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.
  • When in fill room/ clean room environment - No make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish or artificial fingernails may be worn in the manufacturing environment that happens sporadically
  • Some Clean Room and cool/hot storage conditions.
  • Must not be allergic to Cephalosporin and related products.

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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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