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Manager, Process Engineering/ Capital Project Management/ プロセスエンジニア(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 R0113957 Date posted 12/22/2023 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.


    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を行いプロジェクトリードとして設備計画を取りまとめる。小規模なプロジェクトでは自身が基本設計を行う場合がある。





    The department supports the lifecycle (installation, startup, operation, and renewal) of all Hikari facilities.  After hearing requirements from stakeholders, conduct feasibility studies and concept designs for formulation/packaging, bio/pharmaceutical production facilities and service facilities, and compile facility plans.

    The site strategy is developed by formulating and managing mid- to long-term plans for production facilities and service facilities.  Planning, drafting, designing, giving production instructions to suppliers, commissioning, and qualification of production facilities for solid and sterile drugs, packaging, or biotechnology and active pharmaceutical ingredients, and guiding the facilities.  The candidate will be responsible for the planning, drafting, designing, giving manufacturing instructions to suppliers, commissioning, qualifying, and guiding the equipment.





    Required Experience/Skills:

    • Degree in mechanical engineering, architectural engineering, or electrical/electronic engineering, or equivalent knowledge.
    • Technical knowledge of production machinery and equipment, chemical/biotech plant equipment, electricity, electrical controls, automation systems, logistics equipment/systems, clean room equipment, etc.
    • 10 years of experience in design and maintenance in pharmaceutical manufacturing or other manufacturing industries.



    製薬企業、もしくは製薬・化粧品企業等に関連する業務に携わった方で、薬事法、GMP, GLP, HACCPなどの規制関連知識



    Preferred Work Experience and Qualifications:

    • Experience in the following tasks or equivalent. Experience in the following tasks or equivalent tasks.
    • Knowledge of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law, GMP, GLP, HACCP, and other regulations.
    • Experience in planning, designing, coordinating, and construction projects for manufacturing/packaging facilities, other production facilities, mechanical field of building facilities, or instrumentation/control/electrical field of facilities in pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food industry, etc., or engineering work in bulk plant construction projects, or facility maintenance/management is desirable. Experience in engineering work or facility maintenance and management in bulk plant construction projects is desirable.
    • Basic communication skills and the ability to read and write in English.

    【あれば望ましい資格・期待する資格】 ※必須ではありません。



    Desirable qualifications and expected qualifications: *Not required.

    • Energy manager, pollution control manager, chief electrical engineer (3rd class), first-class architect.
    • High-pressure gas production safety supervisor, refrigeration equipment safety supervisor, firefighting equipment supervisor, etc.

    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.


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