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Senior Maintenance Mechanic

Thousand Oaks, California
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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 R0119935 Date posted 03/28/2024 Location Thousand Oaks, California

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Job Description

Job Title: Sr Maintenance Mechanic

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

About the role:

You will report to the Maintenance Manager. Your primary responsibility is to perform any general maintenance throughout non-controlled and controlled areas through strict adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and CGMPs in a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.

This position works 4:00pm-2:30am Sunday-Wednesday's.

How you will contribute:

  • Perform breakdown and preventive maintenance of critical plant equipment to include Bioreactors, Chromatography Equipment, Process Tanks, Fill Machines, Cleaning systems, conveyers, sterilizers, and associated support equipment.
  • Provide secondary support to the operation and maintenance of manual and automated door systems, pumps and equipment, industrial control systems as responsibility assigned to CGMP and non-CGMP areas.
  • Repair manufacturing equipment and building components; doors, wetted fire system, lighting, mechanical and electrical equipment as assigned.
  • Perform moderate to complex troubleshooting, diagnostic, and repair of equipment and equipment components related to positional responsibilities which includes pumps, piping, and plumbing components, vacuum pumps, sanitary piping, blowers, and facility equipment. Train maintenance mechanics on trouble shooting techniques.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with building, plumbing, piping, electrical, and fire protection practices and codes to include NFPA, NEC, UBC, UMC and UPC in compliance with Company EH&S and Factory Mutual requirements.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with plant and divisional SOPs as related to positional and department responsibilities.
  • Review and provide feedback on equipment, maintenance, or other related procedures.
  • Provide regulatory and partner audit support.
  • Draft complex DCRs and complete major NCR investigations. Drafts and owns significant ECR and CCRs.
  • Interpret electrical schematics, I/O wiring and panel drawings, Utility, process system/equipment, plumbing, ductwork, and HVAC P&ID's.
  • Constructively interact with peers and clients in manufacturing, maintenance, utility plants, analytical labs, and contracted services.
  • Interact with and oversee contractor/vendor work as needed.
  • Produce maintenance reports, forms, and records.
  • Adhere to safety rules and ensure compliance with CA state and federal EPA regulations and laws. Specific responsible system repairs, upkeep, maintenance, and operations managed within regulating agencies such as CAL OSHA and OSHA.

What you bring to Takeda:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 3+ years of experience in Biotech maintenance or Manufacturing.
  • Broad mechanical trade knowledge and skill set like that obtained in a formal four-year registered apprenticeship program.

Important Considerations

At Takeda, our patients rely on us to deliver quality products. As a result, we must follow strict rules in our manufacturing facilities to ensure we are not endangering the quality of the product. In this role, you may:

  • The overall physical exertion of this position requires medium to heavy work.
  • May be required to kneel, bend/twist at the neck/waist, reach above/below the shoulder, squat, fine manipulation, repetitive use of right and left hands/arms and climb (use step stools and ladders) up to 1 hour.
  • May be require power grasping, sitting, pushing/pulling and office work activities with hands/arms between 1-2 hours.
  • May require simple grasping and required to walk between 3-4 hours.
  • May be required to stand over 4 hours.
  • May be required to lift up to 75lbs. Lifts per shift are up to 20 times.
  • May be required to carry up to 50lbs. Carry distance of up to 200ft. Carries per shift are up to 20 times.
  • May be required to gown frequently and balance when gowning into clean areas.
  • May be required to drive cars, trucks, forklifts, or other equipment.
  • May be required to work around moving equipment and machinery.
  • May be required to walk on uneven ground or slippery surfaces.
  • May be exposed to noise above 85 dBA. This may require hearing protection and other protective equipment to be worn.
  • May be exposed to dust, gases, chemicals, liquid Nitrogen, and fumes. May require respiratory protection.
  • Will work around chemicals such as paint, flooring materials, refrigerants, alcohol, acids, buffers that may require respiratory protection.
  • May be exposed to sunlight, heat, dust, gases, and fumes. Possible exposure to cool/hot storage conditions or hot, cold, wet environment/conditions.
  • May be required to work at heights above floor level.
  • May require the use of special visual or auditory protective equipment.
  • May be required to work with biohazards such as: bloodborne pathogens, sewage, or medical waste. Will be exposed to equipment that handles plasma-based products.
  • May be required to work in a confined area as defined by the Environmental, Health, & Safety office.
  • May climb up and into large processing tanks for cleaning or inspection.
  • May be required to manage hazardous wastes in compliance with company procedures & State/Federal/Local hazardous waste regulations. Duties may include identifying, handling, generating, accumulating, storing, labeling, and on-site transporting of hazardous wastes.
  • Able to 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.
  • Will need to remove all make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish and/or artificial fingernails while in the manufacturing environment.
  • May work around chemicals such as alcohol, acids, buffers and Celite that may require respiratory protection.
  • Able to work 4 days per week/10-hour day. Training schedule for the first 6 months – 1 year may require 5 days per week/8-hour day.
  • Required to work a weekend day, and holidays depending on shift schedule.
  • May require overtime or assignment to a different shift as needed.
  • May work outside of established shift hours upon short notice.
  • May participate in On-Call rotations for after-hours facility and manufacturing support.

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.



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:

USA - CA - Thousand Oaks - Rancho Conejo

U.S. Hourly Wage Range:

$22.55 - $35.43

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. 

EEO Statement

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.


USA - CA - Thousand Oaks - Rancho Conejo

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