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Sr Automation Engineer

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Location: Beverly Hills
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

By clicking the "Apply" button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda's and . I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge.Job DescriptionAbout the role:The Sr Automation Engineer - Packaging provides engineering support for Formulation & Filling operations. You will report to the Head of Automation.How you will contribute:

  • Implement and follow pharmaceutical change control standards.
  • Create system specifications and standard operating procedures for the systems supported.
  • Train users on control system functionality (programmable logic controller, computer/control networks, and instrumentation).
  • Support software life cycle efforts to maintain systems. Help develop improved control system strategies for manufacturing processes.
  • Participate in a rotating after-hour process control support function.
  • Use experience to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Implement sustainable system to reduce UI occurrence and re-occurrence.
  • As a Subject Matter Expert (SME) expected to lead and mentor other process control engineers and technicians as directed regarding automation systems.
  • Manage administration of control system.
  • Schedules and leads a team through the execution of a smaller project or defined piece of a larger project. This includes constructing detailed, accurate project schedules, working with cross-functional development groups and technical support groups.
  • Contribute to cost estimating of major capital budget items and the spending of approved project funds. Also, performs financial planning and assists in the analysis to justify project approval.
  • Investigate and analyze customer service problems and design improvement suggestions. Recommend design improvements through adaptations and modifications of standard technical principles.
  • Knowledge of the basic principles in multiple engineering disciplines.
  • Experience with computer programing and troubleshooting techniques for Packaging Vision Systems (Markem, Systech & Cognex), Automated Vacuum Tester (AVT), Systec Camera and Serialization, Vial labeler (Neri), Unit carton labeling system (LSI), printing system (Wolke).
  • Manage routine small projects with complex features.
  • Must know how to lead and motivate less experienced engineers. Be able to operate in and potentially facilitate cross functional teams with guidance.
  • Must know how to run projects, coordinate contractors, and direct the activities of technicians.
  • Can organize and present technical and project management overviews.
  • Knowledge of cGMP manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical production equipment including autoclaves, parts washer, lyophilizers, process tanks, filling machines and CIP/SIP systems.
  • Make recommendations to management on courses of action using both written and verbal methods.
  • Will provide solutions that reflect understanding our goals and possible cost effects.What you bring to Takeda:
    • Bachelor's degree in engineering field is required.
    • 5+ years of related automation/controls experience in a GMP pharmaceutical environment is required
    • Solid experience with automation system instrumentation and field device technology.
    • Experience with control systems (Allen Bradley, Intellution/iFix, Siemens BAS, Siemens S7, WinnCC, OSI-PI Historian and Vision sytems (Systech/Cognex), (Delta V experience a plus) ) especially in both batch/standalone in a manufacturing environment.
    • Experience in other plant automation platform is a plus (Modicon, Siemens PLC, Delta V, Allen Bradley, Intellution/IFix, OSI-PI Historian, Siemens BAS, Siemens S7, Winn CC).
    • Preferable to have QLP Green Belt certification.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 opportunities
      • Tuition reimbursementImportant ConsiderationsAt Takeda, our patients rely on us to provide 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. You may:
        • 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 artificial fingernails while in the manufacturing environment.
        • Work in a cold, wet environment.
        • Work multiple shifts, including weekends, or be asked to work supplemental hours.
        • Work around chemicals such as alcohol, acids, buffers and Celite that may require respiratory protection.
        • Overall physical exertion is sedentary work.
        • Lift no more than 10 pounds at a time.
        • Required to provide on-call support
        • May be asked to work more than 8 hours/40 hours per week, weekends, and holidays.
        • May require availability outside of business hours.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 to 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 provide Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.This posting excludes Colorado applicants.#GMSGQ#ZR1EEO StatementTakeda 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.LocationsUSA - CA - Thousand Oaks - ManufacturingWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull time

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