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Job Description

About the role:

As a full-time colleague at Takeda, you will be a team member of the Automation Engineering group. The Automation Engineering group ensures that the manufacturing equipment/systems and Automation systems used in the manufacture, storage, testing, and distribution of Takeda products are fit for purpose observing Takeda standards and industry regulatory requirements. You will be responsible for operational, maintenance and troubleshooting support for site automation systems including manufacturing and utilities equipment such as: Process tanks, Clean in Place (CIP), parts washers, chromatography, ultrafiltration, aseptic fill line equipment, packaging systems, centrifuges, filter presses, water systems, chillers, chemical distribution systems. You will provide support of the site automation systems which may include Emerson Delta V, Honeywell, Siemens, Allen Bradley PLC, OSI-PI plant historian, electronic batch reports, and others. The Engineer will implement area and system improvements through strict adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and cGMP’s in a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing facility. You will report to a Principal Engineer at our Social Circle, GA location.

How you will contribute:

• Implement all facets of work and expect to make suggestion on improvements based on recent technical knowledge.
• Manage routine small projects and provide hands-on technical support, diagnostics and troubleshooting functions to manufacturing operations and guide design improvements as applicable.
• Assess existing equipment and control systems in the manufacturing area and determine the required changes to meet the design, reliability and requirements.
• Develop and review the automation of manufacturing process, support equipment and systems, design drawings and documents and equipment procurement packages
• Lead one or more manufacturing process areas, overseeing all investigations and projects in that area.
• Engineer and lead process equipment/control systems reliability improvements, optimization, upgrades and implementation of new equipment control systems from concept to commissioning and validation.
• Design and implement changes to batch based control systems while following validation and change control procedures.
• Lead continuous improvement, process optimization, reliability, expansion and upgrade projects.
• Update User Requirement Specifications, Functional Specifications, Design Specifications, and Guidelines for all equipment and control systems.
• Support and train technicians on control system functionality, troubleshooting and diagnostic techniques.
• Implement procedures for several control systems software configuration, hardware installation and back up and restoration.
• Develop and review submittals for technical content observing project requirements
• Demonstrate continuous improvement concerning increasing job knowledge and proficiency related to engineering in the biopharmaceutical industry, and technical understanding capability.
• Stay current with assigned SOPs and keep an up-to-date training file ensuring compliance with all applicable Standard Operating Procedures.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering discipline required. 2+ years of related experience.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

Must have excellent skills, communicating with teams and management on recommended course of action.

• Must be experienced using Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and MS Project.
• Must have experience in Distributed Control System implementation, especially Delta V.
• Must have familiarity with industry standards for batch control systems and software development life cycle methodologies, 21 CFR Part 11, and GAMP.
• Must have basic knowledge in automation of pharmaceutical or food processing facilities.
• Can work on shift for issue escalation support.
• Must have basic knowledge in instrumentation, Foundation Fieldbus, DeviceNet and network designs.

Other Job Requirements

You will require participation in a rotating after-hour process control support function
Important Considerations
At Takeda, our patients rely on us to deliver quality products. As a result, we must follow strict rules in our manufacturing facilities to ensure we are not endangering the quality of the product. You may:

• May wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and other clean room garments daily. This may include safety shoes, safety glasses, aprons, face shields, lab coats, full body gowns, hair nets and gloves and hearing protection.
• Need to remove all make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish and artificial fingernails while in the manufacturing environment.
• Work in a cold, wet environment.
• Work multiple shifts, including weekends, or be asked to work supplemental hours,.
• Work around chemicals such as alcohol, acids, buffers and Celite that may require respiratory protection.

More About Us
At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company to inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.





Takeda Compensation and Benefits Summary

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. We are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices.

For Location:

USA – GA – Social Circle – Hwy 278

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$67,900.00 – $106,700.00

The estimated salary range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual base salary offered may depend on a variety of factors, including the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.The actual base salary offered will be in accordance with state or local minimum wage requirements for the job location.

U.S. based employees may be eligible for short-term and/or long-termincentives. U.S.based employees may be eligible to participate in medical, dental, vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, a tuition reimbursement program, paid volunteer time off, company holidays, and well-being benefits, among others. U.S.based employees are also eligible to receive, per calendar year, up to 80 hours of sick time, and new hires are eligible to accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation.

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


USA – GA – Social Circle – Hwy 278

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