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Sr Utilities Technician

Santa Paula, CA Full-Time

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Job Description

Job Title: Sr Utilities Technician
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

About the role:

Within the Critical Systems department, the Sr Utilities Technician will be a craftsperson responsible for performing installation, troubleshooting, maintenance, repair, testing, and documentation/logs for a 24/7 pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.

How you will contribute:
  • Complete daily operational log sheets and general inspections on all Plant utility equipment to ensure all equipment’s/systems are operating properly.

  • Perform assigned Preventative / Corrective Maintenance work and necessary repairs of facility Utility Plan: Plant/Clean Steam, Water Systems, Water Systems (WFI, RO, Waste and City), Air Compressors, cooling Towers and Chilled Water /Glycol refrigeration equipment.

  • Continuous monitoring and documentation of environmental conditions in utilities and HVAC areas via a Computer Monitoring System (SCADA, BAS), alarm investigation/response and generation /completion of applicable room reports and Attachments.

  • Demonstrate familiarity with generally accepted building, plumbing, piping, electrical, and fire protection practices and codes to include NFPA, NEC, UBC, UMC and UPC in compliance with Takeda EH&S and Factory Mutual requirements.

  • Adhere to safety rules and ensure compliance with CA state and federal EPA regulation and laws. Specific responsible system repairs, upkeep, maintenance, and operations managed within regulating agencies such as CAL OSHA and OSHA.

  • Provide troubleshooting, diagnostic, and repair equipment and equipment components related to positional responsibilities which includes but not limited to pumps, piping, and plumbing components, vacuum pumps, sanitary piping, blowers, and facility equipment.

  • Attends required training, meetings, daily tier meetings and shift changes.

  • Support planning and scheduling activities as directed.

  • Create facility Work Orders through JDE access.

  • Interact with and oversee contractor/vendor work.

  • Lead team through major process steps and able to influence within the operational group.

  • Understand and provide feedback for operations occurring within the current work week.

  • Train new team members on routine processes.

  • May be responsible for purchasing routine items and supplies.

  • Demonstrated understanding and compliance in Standard Operating Systems, Current Good Manufacturing Processes (cGMP) & Good Documentation (GDP).

  • Ensure safety, security, and the environment in all aspect of the daily activities and any potential safety hazardous are addressed and corrected immediately.

  • Daily communication and interaction with Supervisor regarding all activities.

  • May be responsible for development, revision and review of maintenance reports forms, records and/or procedures.

  • Comfortable with set-up and operations, daily maintenance, and break down of simple/routine equipment. Able to perform CIP, SIP small parts preparation. 

  • Able to identify processing gaps and assist with implementation of new technologies.

  • Proficient at troubleshooting minor to moderate problems.  Understand when and to whom to elevate.

  • Able to draft simple to moderate Document records and complete minor investigations.

  • Communicates effectively and professionally within and outside of the department.

What you bring to Takeda:
  • High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 3-6 years’ experience in Biotech maintenance or Manufacturing. Schooling should include intermediate mathematics (algebra and geometry).  Should have a broad mechanical trade knowledge and skill set like that obtained in a formal four-year registered apprenticeship program.

  • Internal Candidates: Able must demonstrate the proficiencies/qualifications to qualify for the position.

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

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 sit, power grasp, push/pull with hands/arms between 1-2 hours.

  • May be required to walk or simple grasp between 3-4 hours.

  • May be required to stand over 4 hours.

  • May be required to bend/twist at the neck/waist, repetitive use of right/left hands/arms, kneel, squat, reach above/below the shoulder or climb (use step stools and ladders) up to 1 hour. May climb up and into large processing tanks for cleaning or inspection.

  • May be required to work in a confined area as defined by the Environmental, Health, & Safety office.

  • 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 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 work and have exposure to hot, cold, wet environment/conditions. 

  • May be exposed to dust, gases, fumes, liquid Nitrogen, and chemicals (paint, flooring materials, refrigerants, alcohol, acids, buffers). 

  • May be required to work at heights above floor level. 

  • May require the use of special visual, respiratory, 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 managing 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. 

  • Must be able to work more than 8 hours a day – shifts are 3 x 4 days a week (rotating day each week), 12 hours per day.

  • Requires weekend and holiday work and may be required to work a different shift as needed.

  • Pace may be fast and job completion demands may be high.

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

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.

This posting excludes Colorado applicants.



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.


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