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Shire Maintenance Technician in Social Circle, Georgia
Takeda is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We have best-in-class products available in more than 100 countries across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; a growing franchise in Oncology; and an emerging, innovative pipeline in Ophthalmic.
Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.
This position will support the development of a new, state-of-the-art plasma fractionation facility that will bring Takeda additional capacity for testing, purification, and fill and finish for its biologic medications.
The Process Maintenance Technician is responsible for providing operational, maintenance, and troubleshooting support for manufacturing process areas. Strict adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), cGMPs, and Quality Standards in a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing facility are mandatory. Primary responsibilities include ensuring safe and efficient hands-on maintenance of all Process manufacturing equipment including but not limited to Tanks, Mixers, Agitators, Centrifuges, Filter Presses, Filtration Skids, CIP Skids, Fill and Packaging equipment, and related support equipment such as pumps, fans, valves, etc. Perform daily work order activities per Planning/Scheduling. Ensure accurate documentation of PM, CM, and Emergent work order activities through adherence to cGDPs. Assist with troubleshooting of process equipment issues including mechanical, electrical, metrology, or automation as needed. Support equipment IQ/OQ/PQ/Validation startup activities. Support Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) activities to include Condition Monitoring and Infrared Technologies. Perform assigned Metrology activities as assigned. Familiarity with Change Control, Site, and Divisional SOPs related to position and department are required. Procedural (JP’s, HECP’s, JHA’s, etc.) revision’s as necessary. Strict adherence to EH&S guidelines and policies required to ensure compliance to Georgia state, federal EPA, and OSHA regulatory agencies. Maintain all mandatory training requirements current, ensuring compliance to site DP’s and job performance qualifications. Maintain two-way performance dialogue with your Supervisor to ensure mid, annual, and PDP processes are completed in timely fashion. Demonstrate continuous personal pursuit to increasing job knowledge, proficiency in technical understanding, and problem solving abilities. Maintain a positive, professional, and customer oriented attitude. Communicate concerns related to safe work practices, hostile work environment, sexual harassment, or any other type of employee misconduct directly to the Supervisor, Manager, or Human Resources. May perform other duties as assigned.
Technical troubleshooting /problem solving skills are a must. Possess or have ability to gain knowledge with respect to the operation and maintenance of various Process Manufacturing systems. Possess or have ability to gain verbal and written communication skills, documentation practices (cGDPs), be self-motivated and possess interpersonal skills. Possess mechanical knowledge of equipment, using P&ID’s, equipment manuals, specifications, SOPs, and be able to use proper judgment when taking corrective actions during equipment malfunctions. Possess or have ability to gain knowledge of NFPA 70E electrical qualifications. Possess or have ability to gain knowledge of FDA, OSHA, EH&S, EPA, and state of Georgia requirements. Must possess computer skills (Word, Excel, BAS, Scada, Electronic Mail, Intranet) to navigate, conduct searches, and complete on-line forms for purposes of training, performance management, self-service applications, and communication purposes. Must have the following personal attributes Integrity and trust, work ethic, sound judgment, intellectual honesty, pragmatism, courage and conviction. Passion to innovate and drive for solutions. Must display personal accountability for results and integrity. Must display eagerness to learn and continuous self-improvement Must have uncompromising dedication to quality. Must have relentless focus on rapid and disciplined action Must have respect for individuals and the diverse contributions of all.
Education and/or Experience: . High School Diploma or GED required. 2+ years of experience
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Takeda is an industry-leading, global pharmaceutical company with an unwavering dedication to putting patients at the center of everything we do. We live our values of Takeda-ism – Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance – and are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine. Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. At Takeda, you will make an impact on people’s lives – including your own.