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Manufacturing Technician III

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

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Job Description

About the Role:

This position is responsible for supporting all current and future processes in production in B8 Purification which may include small, mid or large-scale manufacturing, while strictly adhering to cGMP, environmental health and safety guidelines and any other related regulations which could apply. They are expected to fully participate in both departmental projects and any quality working teams which may be applicable. Under the general direction of the manufacturing lead operator and the overall direction of the supervisor, this position shall be responsible for the hands-on execution of all activities in the production area. The incumbent may be responsible for leading a smaller team around one or more pieces of equipment and may act as a delegate to the lead operator in their absence. In addition to making routine revisions to documents, he/she may rewrite complex procedures or initiate new procedures as applicable. The incumbent has enough applied technical knowledge to perform advanced troubleshooting tasks on manual and automated equipment and may even assist during the transfer of new technologies into manufacturing. They have enough technical and administrative competence to organize and lead production activities, including demonstrating leadership in state-of-the-art cGMP compliance, and environmental health and safety skills. They must always promote Takeda's focus on Patient, Trust, Reputation, and Business.

How you will contribute:

Support all local manufacturing operations.
Complete relevant paperwork following GDP/GMP guidelines.
Perform hands-on execution of manual and automated manufacturing operations. - Equipment includes but is not limited to: Centrifuges, Filter Presses, Ultrafiltration systems, CIP/COP, Nanofiltration Skids, Chromatography Columns and material handling devices. - Manual activities include weighing and addition of chemicals, paste suspension, equipment cleaning, room cleaning, equipment assembly/disassembly, transfer panel connections, titrations and other activities.
Interface and Navigate through the DeltaV, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), and Electronic Batch Management (EBM) systems to effectively respond to process events, changes, and tasks.
Respond to alarms properly and accurately escalate the issue to supervision/management, and the appropriate support groups when necessary.
Receive and distribute supplies into the production area as needed.
May perform removal of hazardous waste.
Troubleshoot process problems and respond to process alarms.
Communicate issues related to safety, quality, compliance and equipment to the manufacturing lead operator and supervisor.
Assist lead operator by leading a smaller team around one or more pieces of equipment.
May act as a delegate to the lead operator in their absence.
Participate in the training and mentoring of team members on the manufacturing floor.
Participate in the creation, revision and review of pertinent manufacturing related documents.Participate in Safety and Continuous Improvement Teams and support continuous improvement tools in the area.Work with other groups such as maintenance/metrology to ensure preventative maintenance and corrective maintenance work is performed.Initiate and/or coordinate other process improvement project.May perform other duties as assigned.
Advanced process knowledge of related manufacturing techniques and specialties.
Thorough automation experience using DeltaV, Electronic Batch Management, PLC, etc.
Familiarity with pharmaceutical production equipment including but not limited to centrifuges, filtration systems and CIP/SIP (Clean in Place/Steam in Place).
Experience operating material handling equipment such as pallet jacks and forklifts.
Must have strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and understanding of cGMP regulations in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
Must be able to read and follow detailed written procedures and have strong computer skills.
Must be able to apply quantitative analysis to analyze process performance.
Must be proficient in a variety of mathematical disciplines and be able to work with both the metric and USA standards of measurement.
Good interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment.
Knowledge of basic chemical and biological safety procedures.

What you bring to Takeda:

Requires high school diploma and a minimum of 2-4 years related experience.
Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 50 lbs.
Must be able to stand for extended periods of time throughout the duration of an 8 or 12 hour shift.
Must be able to climb ladders and stairs while wearing special gowning.
May require bending, twisting, reaching, and/or squatting motions to perform certain tasks.
In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions in the facility.
Must be able to work in controlled environments requiring special gowning. Will be required to follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body.
No make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish or artificial fingernails may be worn in the manufacturing environment.
Will work around chemicals such as alcohol, acids, buffers and filter aid that may require respiratory protection. Facial hair must be removed if required to wear respirator.
Will work in a cold, wet environment.
Must be able to work multiple shifts, including weekends.
Must be able to work overtime as required. (only for non-exempt positions)
May be required to work in a confined area.
Some Clean Room and cool/hot storage conditions.

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 time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions
Family Planning Support
Professional training and development opportunities
Tuition reimbursement.

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.
Empowering our people to shine:

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.

Location and Salary Information: This post excludes CO applicants

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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.

Locations
USA - CA - Los Angeles

Worker Type
Employee
Worker Sub-Type
Regular
Time Type
Full time

Keywords: Takeda Pharmaceutical, Long Beach , Manufacturing Technician III, Professions , Long Beach, California

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