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Automation Solutions and System Engineering Technician/【光工場】オートメーショングループ ソリューション&システム テクニシャン(一般社員)

Hikari, Yamaguchi
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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 R0117996 Date posted 03/07/2024 Location Hikari, Yamaguchi

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Job Description

*Please note this job requires business level Japanese in speaking, writing, and reading.




”Better Health for People, Brighter Future for the World” is the purpose of a company. We aim to create a diverse and inclusive organization where people can thrive, grow and realize their own potential while enabling our purpose. We continue to innovate and drive changes that will transform the lives of patients. We’re looking for like-minded professionals to join us.

Takeda is a global values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader. We are guided by our values of Takeda-ism, which has been passed down since the company’s founding. Takeda-ism incorporates Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance, with Integrity at the core. They are brought to life through actions based on Patient-Trust-Reputation-Business, in this order.





  • Planning, design, introduction and functional improvement of factory automation systems (DCS, packaging line management system, SCADA, BMS, EMS, etc.).

  • Oversight the equipment-embedded systems (PLC, SCADA, etc.) and industrial robots to meet  Takeda's technical standards.

  • Responsible for executing and adhering to pharmaceutical change control standards and policies.

  • Responsible for creating and modifying system specifications and standard operating procedures for the systems supported.

  • Support software life cycle efforts to maintain systems current.

  • Contribute to developing improved and robust control system strategies for manufacturing processes.

  • Required to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals with minimal supervision.

  • 工場のオートメーションシステム(DCS,包装ライン管理システム、SCADA, BMS, EMS等)の企画・設計・導入及び機能改善を実施する。

  • 機器組み込み型システム(PLC、SCADA等)及び産業用ロボットが武田の技術標準に適合するように指導監視する。

  • 医薬品製造のための変更管理に関する基礎概念を遵守し実行する責任を持つ。

  • システム関連の仕様、SOPの制改訂をサポートする。

  • システムを最新に保つためソフトウェアのライフサイクル活動をサポートする。

  • 生産プロセスに対する最適で堅牢な制御システムの導入立案に貢献する。


  • At least +10 years experiences of engineering in pharmaceutical industry, including at least 7 years in Automation system engineering.

  • Must have business level of English/Japanese verbal communication ability and reading/ writing skills in English/Japanese

  • People and organization management experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree of Engineering

  • 7年以上のオートメーションシステムエンジニアの経験を含む 10年以上の製薬業界におけるエンジニアリングの経験

  • ビジネスレベルの英語・日本によるコミュニケーション、リーディング・ライティングのスキル必須

  • 組織人材管理の経験

  • 工学系の学士もしくは修士


  • Experience of working in overseas countries

  • Experience of BMS, EMS, SCADA, Packaging Units & controls, Equipment & PLCs/HMI, Batching systems, Industrial robots

  • 海外勤務経験

  • BMS、EMS、SCADA、包装ライン管理システム、機器PLC・HMI、DCS、産業用ロボットの経験


  • This position offers an experienced individual a significant opportunity to establish best practices for Engineering of GMP manufacturing operations and Automation systems.

  • Some travels will be required.

  • This job description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.

  • 本ポジションは経験豊富な候補者に GMP 製造とオートメーションシステムのエンジニアリングベストプラクティスを確立する重要な機会を提供するものである。

  • 出張あり。

  • この職務記述書は、職位に必要なすべての義務と責任を完全に網羅できるような構成にはなっておりません。

Takeda Compensation and Benefits Summary:

  • Allowances: Commutation, Housing, Overtime Work etc.

  • Salary Increase: Annually, Bonus Payment: Twice a year

  • Working Hours: Headquarters (Osaka/ Tokyo) 9:00-17:30, Production Sites (Osaka/ Yamaguchi) 8:00-16:45, (Narita) 8:30-17:15, Research Site (Kanagawa) 9:00-17:45

  • Holidays: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, May Day, Year-End Holidays etc. (approx. 123 days in a year)

  • Paid Leaves: Annual Paid Leave, Special Paid Leave, Sick Leave, Family Support Leave, Maternity Leave, Childcare Leave, Family Nursing Leave.

  • Flexible Work Styles: Flextime, Telework

  • Benefits: Social Insurance, Retirement and Corporate Pension, Employee Stock Ownership Program, etc.

Important Notice concerning working conditions:

  • It is possible the job scope may change at the company’s discretion.

  • It is possible the department and workplace may change at the company’s discretion.


Hikari, Japan

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