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Maintenance Technician II/ Senior Maintenance Technician

Round Lake Beach, Illinois
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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 R0110626 Date posted 11/14/2023 Location Round Lake Beach, Illinois

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Job Description

** More experienced candidates might be considered for a Senior Maintenance Technician or a Maintenance Supervisor position.

About the role:

The Maintenance Technician reports to Maintenance Supervisor. You will provide a high level of maintenance support for all equipment in the Galaxy filling process at Takeda’s Round Lake, IL manufacturing site; maintain equipment in all areas of the Mix, Fill and Finishing complexes at the Drug Delivery facility; ensure manufacturing lines are well maintained and ready to run during planned production time; provide PM completion; constantly monitor during production to spot and solve issues before they affect production; provide a high level of troubleshooting ability to repair mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems; provide service on an emergency basis based on business needs, which will require working overtime, weekends and during plant shutdowns; familiarize self with corporate specifications and plant SOP’s governing the operation of the Galaxy process and local GMP; follows all plant safety rules and direct others in the proper application of plant safety; drive innovation and continuous improvement, works independently and closely with manufacturing, engineering and quality groups to resolve issues.

How you will contribute:

  • Accomplishes objectives with a great deal of autonomy.

  • Learn and understand corporate specifications and plant SOP’s governing the operation of the Galaxy process and local GMP.

  • Monitor assigned manufacturing lines and communicates with manufacturing to reduce down time.

  • Provide a high level of troubleshooting ability to repair mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems.

  • Review current PMs, verifies parts are in stock and complete PMs.

  • Build and rebuild machine assemblies.

  • Communicate equipment issues and work status to supervisor, manufacturing, and management per the plant’s Stop and Fix guidelines.

  • Initiate work orders using the JD Edwards (JDE) CMMS system.

  • Perform PM work and assign work related to the Galaxy process when work is required to maintain equipment reliability and efficiency; ensure proper and timely completion of related documentation.

  • Notes in JDE or other downtime tracking method any problems, breakdowns or alarms related to all equipment; initiate work orders, and provides additional documentation required to resolve issues; reviews equipment trends related to the issues and support efforts to eliminate reoccurring problems.

  • Share knowledge and trains less experienced technicians in the Galaxy process and all related equipment including safety, 6S, PM’s associated with the facility.

  • Learn to handle robots in all normal production modes; troubleshoots and identifies problems related to robots, machine output and quality defects as they occur.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required, plus 2+ years of experience or Associates degree or higher and 1+ years of related work experience.

  • Ability to read and understand electrical, mechanical and pneumatic drawings.

  • Experience with electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

  • Willingness to develop a good understanding of programmable logic controllers (PLC).

  • Must have strong teamwork and communication skills, both oral and written, and good documentation skills and practices.

  • Skilled in MS Word, MS Excel and JDE or similar CMMS.

  • Must not be allergic to Cephalosporin or their related products and minerals.

  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 5% of the time.

  • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions of the facility.

  • Must be able to carry up to 100lbs, lift up to 100lbs, push/pull up to 100lbs (with assistance of material handling equipment).

  • Must be able to stand and/or walk for an extended period of time over an 12 hour shift between rooms and across the site.

  • May require bending, twisting, reaching overhead, and/or squatting motions to perform certain tasks.

  • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work, standing work, and walking around observing conditions or performing work in the facility.

What Takeda can offer you:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings

  • Generous paid time off for vacation, sick leave, and volunteering

  • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions

  • Family Planning Support

  • Professional development and training opportunities

  • Tuition reimbursement

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. In this role, 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, as necessary.

  • Work around chemicals such as alcohol, acids, buffers and Celite that may require respiratory protection.

  • Must be able to work on multiple shifts, including weekends and holidays, to support a 24/7 manufacturing operation as needed.

  • Must be able to work non-traditional work hours or work overtime, 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.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.




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