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SR Facilities Technician - San Diego, R&D Lab

San Diego, California
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  • Pay Range: $26.92 - $42.31
  • Job Level: Senior
  • Travel: Minimal (if any)

At Takeda, we strive to provide transformational opportunities for every member of our team, and we empower our people to take charge of their futures. In an environment that fosters lifelong learning and a growth mindset, you’ll have the support you need to thrive — at work and beyond.

Job ID R0113793 Date posted 01/03/2024 Location San Diego, California Pay Range $26.92 - $42.31

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Job Description


Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as an Sr. Facilities Technician - San Diego, R&D Lab in our San Diego, CA office. Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.


  • Supervise Facilities team and delegate daily activities.
  • Responsible for performing repair and maintenance tasks, ensuring all facility equipment within the San Diego site and spaces are properly functioning, clean and compliant with applicable state/county regulations and Company policies.  
  • Performs corrective maintenance and routine preventative maintenance on facilities equipment following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Completes work orders, logs and forms following documentation practices.
  • Partner with third-party vendors and cross-functional teams (EHS, Facilities) to oversee equipment performance within the site to ensure optimal equipment operation and scalability. This includes scheduling preventive maintenance, calibration, installation, and service requests and reports.


  • Perform daily rounds of facilities equipment and spaces, recording critical equipment parameters in system logbooks
  • Coordinates preventative maintenance and repair tasks on major facility systems and infrastructure including; normal and emergency electrical power and lighting systems, distributed compressed gases, laboratory vacuum, RO/DI water systems, CDA, sanitary facilities, industrial and domestic hot water and plumbing systems
  • Perform intermediate level operations, repair and maintenance on complex HVAC systems, including chilled water system, heating hot water system, evaporative condenser water cooling and filtration system, laboratory air-handling units and exhaust fans, variable frequency drives, pumps, reheat coil and fan coil units, serve as a point of contact for building issues, including: climate control, unusual odors, smoke, spills, leaks, and other emergencies
  • Maintain intermediate-level operations with computerized direct digital control system. Perform equipment control, monitoring and troubleshooting from system, locally and remotely while on-call
  • Partner with third-party vendors and contractors to ensure work is completed in accordance with Company specifications and agreed upon standards
  • Perform minor carpentry and plumbing installation and repairs, basic electrical circuit troubleshooting and installations, determine when outside vendor assistance is required
  • Oversee minor repair and installation of laboratory equipment
  • Relocate, install, reconfigure office furniture, fixtures, and equipment
  • Coordinate and assist with office moves as requested
  • Perform set-up and take-down of conference facilities as required
  • Backup Associate Director, Facilities Operations with on-call duties
  • Performs other duties as required


  • Must have a minimum two-year certificate in a technical field, High school diploma/GED required, building trades or building utilities program, or equivalent military experience
  • Biotech, HVAC trade experience, pharmaceutical, or other laboratory building systems repair and maintenance experience is required
  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals and wiring schematics
  • Must have good customer service skills and promote a teamwork environment
  • Minimum 3-5  years of experience in the maintenance trades
  • Strong PC literacy including knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with DDC building control system (Siemens preferred, Desigo CC)
  • Knowledge of general facilities safety practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning troubleshooting, repairs and maintenance
  • Ability to work with equipment up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to read and understand facilities drawings, handbook formulas, and a variety of maintenance and repair related equipment, including measuring instruments (caliper and scale)
  • Available to support facilities activities during off-hours (on-call)


  • Ability to work with equipment up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work on a ladder for routine actions such as replacing light bulbs and ceiling tiles
  • Good manual dexterity, with the ability to use hand-tools


  • No travel requirements expected

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.

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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:

San Diego, CA

U.S. Hourly Wage Range:

$26.92 - $42.31

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. 

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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.


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Where you fit in

Our team at Takeda is tackling some of the most challenging problems in drug discovery and development. As the newest member of our Research team, you’ll conduct purposeful, meaningful work on groundbreaking modalities that may lead to breakthrough drugs.

With our deep investment in next-generation technologies, you’ll have the resources and support to do your best work. As a part of our team, you’ll connect with brilliant minds inside and outside of Takeda. We are committed to collaborating with academia and emerging biotech companies to expand our reach and impact in cell therapy, gene therapy and data sciences.

Our team’s wide-ranging expertise includes medicinal chemistry, genomics datasets, immunofluorescence, high content imaging, flow cytometry, transcriptional profiling, multi-step synthesis, multimodal genetics, pharmacokinetics and much more. Whatever area inspires you, your work will support the progression of an innovative, industry-leading discovery pipeline and make an impact that matters to patients and society.

A career in Research at Takeda will give you everything you need to succeed professionally — and make a difference to patients, people and the planet.

  • Design and carry out experiments

  • Manage multiple projects

  • Document data

  • Mentor other scientists

Along with incredibly passionate colleagues, there’s a clear commitment to invest in the best facilities and the right equipment needed to successfully perform world-class science.

Christina Alves - Head of Biotherapeutics Process Development

I feel especially lucky to be able to work with colleagues across the industry to meet a unified goal.Takeda is paving the way for how research will be conducted in the future.

Daniel Scheibe - Senior Manager Operations, Systems Engineering, Drug Discovery Sciences

Our pipeline

Our internal research capabilities and external partnerships contribute to an R&D engine that has produced exciting new molecular entities (NMEs) across our core Therapeutic Areas. Check out our pipeline and see how we’ll continue delivering a steady stream of next-generation therapies.

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What we believe in

Our values of Takeda-ism are Integrity, Fairness, Honesty and Perseverance, with Integrity as the core. These are brought to life through actions based on Patient, Trust, Reputation and Business, in that order.

Our belief in putting people first extends beyond our patients — it includes their families and communities, as well as our Takeda colleagues and their families.

We are committed to embracing our differences, valuing different perspectives, and fostering a culture of respect, inclusiveness and empowerment.

Our embedded Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) strategy enables us to attract and retain exceptional talent, drives innovation, and helps address systemic inequalities in our communities.

  • Integrity

  • Fairness

  • Honesty

  • Perseverance

Working at Takeda

  • Inclusion

    Here, you will feel welcomed, respected, and valued as a vital contributor to our global team.
  • Collaboration

    A strong, borderless team, we strive together towards our priorities and inspiring mission.
  • Innovation

    Bold initiatives, continuous improvement, and creativity are at the heart of how we bring scientific breakthroughs from the lab to patients.
  • Top Workplace

    Recognized for our culture and way of working, we’re one of only 17 companies to receive Top Global Employer® status for 2024.
  • Work-Life

    Our people-first mission extends beyond patients to include their families, communities, and our own Takeda family.
  • Empowerment

    Through trust and respect, you will have genuine support from leaders, managers, and colleagues to do your best work.

We're Steadfast In Our Commitment to Four Key Imperatives


Responsibly translate science into highly innovative medicines and accelerate access to improve lives worldwide.


Create an exceptional people experience.


Protect our planet.

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