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Senior Utilities Technician

Thousand Oaks, California
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On the Global Manufacturing and Supply (GMS) team at Takeda, you’ll be part of a rapidly transforming industry that’s applying technology and data in new ways. Within our agile, innovative, people-centric organization, your work will matter every day as you use your skills to help us manufacture therapies for patients on our four platforms:

  • Small Molecules
  • Biologics
  • Plasma
  • Cell and Gene

As part of the GMS team, you'll have the opportunity to pursue unique experiences and build new skills, and you'll know that the work you do every day makes an impact — on our patients, our people, our planet, and on yourself.

Job ID R0120260 Date posted 04/08/2024 Location Thousand Oaks, California

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Job Description

Job Title: Senior Utilities Technician

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

About the role:

You will report to the Critical Utilities Supervisor. In the Critical Systems department, the Senior Utilities Technician will be a craftsperson responsible for performing installation, troubleshooting, maintenance, repair, testing, and documentation/logs for a 24/7 pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.

How you will contribute:

  • Complete daily operational log sheets and general inspections on all Plant utility equipment to ensure all equipment's/systems are operating properly.
  • Perform assigned Preventative / Corrective Maintenance work and necessary repairs of facility Utility Plan: Plant/Clean Steam, Water Systems, Water Systems (WFI, RO, Waste and City), Air Compressors, cooling Towers and Chilled Water /Glycol refrigeration equipment.
  • Monitoring and documentation of environmental conditions in utilities and HVAC areas via a Computer Monitoring System (SCADA, BAS), alarm investigation/response and generation /completion of applicable room reports and Attachments.
  • Provide moderate to complex troubleshooting, diagnostic, and repair equipment and equipment components related to positional responsibilities which includes pumps, piping, and plumbing components, vacuum pumps, sanitary piping, blowers, and facility equipment.
  • Lead team through major process steps and able to within the operational group.
  • Ensure safety, security, and the environment in the daily activities and any potential safety hazards are addressed and corrected immediately.
  • Train new team members on routine processes.
  • Create facility Work Orders through JDE access.
  • May be responsible for development, revision and review of maintenance reports forms, records and procedures.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with generally accepted building, plumbing, piping, electrical, and fire protection practices and codes to include NFPA, NEC, UBC, UMC and UPC in compliance with Takeda EH&S and Factory Mutual requirements.
  • Adhere to safety rules and ensure compliance with CA state and federal EPA regulations and laws. Specific responsible system repairs, upkeep, maintenance, and operations managed within regulating agencies such as CAL OSHA and OSHA.
  • Demonstrated understanding and compliance in Standard Operating Systems, Current Good Manufacturing Processes (cGMP) & Good Documentation (GDP).

What you bring to Takeda:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 3-6 years' experience in Biotech maintenance or Manufacturing. Schooling should include intermediate mathematics (algebra and geometry).
  • Has a broad mechanical trade knowledge and skills like that obtained in a formal four-year registered apprenticeship program.
  • Comfortable with set-up and operations, daily maintenance, and break down of simple/routine equipment. Able to perform CIP, SIP small parts preparation. 
  • Able to identify processing gaps and assist with implementation of new technologies.
  • Able to draft simple to moderate Document records and complete minor investigations.

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. In this role, you may:

  • The overall physical exertion of this position requires medium to heavy work.
  • May be required to sit, power grasp, push/pull with hands/arms between 1-2 hours.
  • May be required to walk or simple grasp between 3-4 hours and stand over 4 hours.
  • May be required to bend/twist at the neck/waist, repetitive use of right/left hands/arms, kneel, squat, reach above/below the shoulder or climb (use step stools and ladders) up to 1 hour.
  • May climb up and into large processing tanks for cleaning or inspection.
  • May be required to work in a confined area as defined by the Environmental, Health, & Safety office
  • May be required to lift up to 75lbs. Lifts per shift are up to 20 times.
  • May be required to carry up to 50lbs. Carry distance of up to 200ft, up to 20 times per shift. May be required to drive cars, trucks, forklifts, or other equipment.
  • 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.
  • Will need to remove all make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish and/or artificial fingernails while in the manufacturing environment.
  • May work in a cold, hot or wet environment.
  • May work around chemicals such as alcohol, acids, buffers and Celite that may require respiratory protection.
  • May be required to work at heights above floor level.
  • May require the use of special visual, respiratory, or auditory protective equipment.
  • May be required to work with biohazards such as: bloodborne pathogens, sewage, or medical waste. Will be exposed to equipment that handles plasma-based products.
  • May be required to manage hazardous wastes in compliance with company procedures & State/Federal/Local hazardous waste regulations. Duties may include Identifying, handling, generating, accumulating, storing, labeling, and on-site transporting of hazardous wastes.
  • Pace may be fast and job completion demands may be high.
  • Must be able to work more than 8 hours a day – shifts are 3 x 4 days a week (rotating day each week), 12 hours per day.
  • Requires weekend and holiday work and may be required to work a different shift as needed.

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 - CA - Thousand Oaks - Rancho Conejo

U.S. Hourly Wage Range:

$22.55 - $35.43

The estimated hourly wage range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual hourly wage 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 hourly wage 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 incentives. 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 - CA - Thousand Oaks - Rancho Conejo

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