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Manager, Mechanical Engineer or Control & Instrumentation Engineer/Capital Project Management/ テクニカル・リード プロジェクト エンジニア(課長代理)

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 R0115902 Date posted 03/21/2024 Location Hikari, Yamaguchi

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Job Description

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




Introduction of Department:

The Engineering Department of the Hikari Plant (Yamaguchi Prefecture) is a department that supports the life cycle (installation, start-up, operation, and renewal) of all facilities at the Hikari Plant by performing owner's engineering work (engineering work from the company's standpoint) related to facilities (construction, equipment, air conditioning, piping, electricity, and instrumentation) at the pharmaceutical manufacturing plant. This department supports the life cycle (installation, start-up, operation, and renewal) of all facilities at Hikari.




・規模の大きいプロジェクトでは、プロジェクトメンバとしてステークホルダから要件をヒアリングの上でエンジニアリング会社などと原薬・バイオ製造設備、製剤・包装設備のF/S, FEEDを行います。



This position is responsible for creating the future of the Hikari Plant and directly supporting the robust growth of Takeda's business by being an executing member of projects for the large-scale renewal of new facilities at the Hikari Plant, as well as the introduction of new products and the construction of new buildings to increase production of existing products. You will be primarily responsible for projects involving the introduction or modification of pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities (APIs, biologics, formulations, packaging, etc.), and will be involved in the following activities.

-Consideration of equipment specifications


-Purchase review and implementation

-Construction implementation

-Commissioning and qualification

-Negotiation with internal and external parties within the department and with external parties in connection with the above

・In large scale projects, as a project member, I will conduct F/S and FEED of API/Bio manufacturing facilities and formulation/packaging facilities with engineering companies, etc. after hearing requirements from stakeholders.

・When the facility plan is approved, we continue to implement EPC on a competitive bidding basis for commissioning and qualification, and hand over the process after PQ to the engineering/field/maintenance department.






Required Experience/Skills:

・Degree in mechanical or electrical/electronic engineering or equivalent knowledge.

・Technical knowledge of chemical/biotech plant equipment, production machinery equipment, electrical, electrical controls, automation systems, material handling equipment/systems, clean room equipment, etc.

・Willing to improve English language skills.

・5-10 years of experience in a design role in a manufacturing environment such as pharmaceutical manufacturing, food, cosmetics, chemical products, etc.




Preferred Work Experience and Qualifications:

・Experience in engineering and maintenance work in a chemical plant or in modifying or installing new automated automation and packaging equipment in a manufacturing environment.

・Experience in project management and other execution and administrative duties in capital investment projects is a plus.

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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