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Job Description

The Production Engineer I–filling/packaging is responsible for on-shift operational support of the filling/packaging department in Covington, GA. The Production Engineer I focuses on resolving manufacturing problems, allowing manufacturing to meet production goals. As a member of the operations team, the Production Engineer I provides on-shift technical knowledge and leadership. You will report to the Associate Director, Production Engineering.

How you will contribute:

You will troubleshoot and provide resolution to technical issues to support ramp-up and steady-state operations of two automated pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. Scope of support will include:

• Process equipment (vessels, filtration, Chromatography, UF/DF, COP washers, CIP skids)
• Distributed Control System (DeltaV) and Process Logic Controllers
• Manufacturing Execution System (Siemens Simatic IT)
• Automation hardware
• In Process Testing lab (pH, conductivity, titration) and safety and quality investigations

Improve manufacturing operations:

• Reduce manufacturing events, user interventions, and batch record alerts
• Develop opportunities to reduce cycle time, error proof operations, and eliminate waste.
• Perform operational assessments to ensure processes, procedures, tools, and training are in place.
• Investigate and resolve issues assigned from the departmental issues log.
• Support Process Unit Team projects and Continuous Improvement efforts

Support information sharing and learning between team members:

• Lead Knowledge Transfer training with manufacturing staff
• Coach manufacturing staff while partnering with them to resolve technical issues.
• Develop troubleshooting guides for common problems and share process knowledge with colleagues across shift

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline.
• Some related experience preferred.
• Related work experience within a technical or GMP environment is preferred.

Other Job Requirements

• Familiar with solving routine engineering problems.
• Discuss normally encountered technical issues, both verbally and in written form
• Work as a collaborative team member.
• Initial training in concepts of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma quality techniques.
• Flexible to work 12-hour shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays to support a 24 x 7 manufacturing operation
• Flexible to work in a clean room environment and wear personal protective equipment (such as hard hats, safety shoes, safety glasses, ear plugs) due to safety requirements in specific areas.
• Ability to travel on an infrequent basis (< 5 %)

Important Considerations
At Takeda, our patients rely on us to create quality products and we aim to create a safe environment for our team members. As a result, we must follow strict rules in our manufacturing facilities to ensure we are not endangering the quality of the product or putting anyone at the site in harm's way. You may:

• Work in a controlled environment requiring special gowning and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body. This may include additional hearing protection for loud areas.
• Need to remove all make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish and/or 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 that will 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:

$56,000.00 – $88,000.00

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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