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Maintenance Supervisor

Round Lake, Illinois
Start date
May 10, 2023

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Quality, Quality Assurance
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
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Job Description

About the role:

The Maintenance Supervisor reports to the Maintenance Manager and oversees the proper operation and maintenance of all mixing, filling, and packaging equipment. The supervisor oversees the day-to-day management of people and resources associated with the equipment maintenance organization. You will drive a lean culture and coordinate activities to ensure production uptime in a cost-effective and efficient manner. You will provide coaching and feedback to employees, plans maintenance activities, and takes action to improve department performance. You will develop and enforce standard operating procedures while ensuring equipment is clean and running properly.

How you will contribute:

  • Provides guidance, direction, and leadership through positive interactions with all employees during daily operations.

  • Supervise the daily production, scheduling, material management, compliance, training, calibration, and auditing activities – to meet customer requirements including deadlines and quality standards.

  • Interview, hire, coach, motivate, train and develop team members.

  • Help set clear performance goals and individual development plans.

  • Oversee parts ordering, to ensure adequate spare parts are ordered.

  • Accountable for ensuring production lines are running during planned production time.

  • Responsible for ensuring the proper Preventative Maintenance plans are in place, all associated tasks are included and accountable for ensuring they are completed on time.

  • Develop and implement training programs, motivate your team to continually improve and optimize maintenance tasks.

  • Works independently and closely with manufacturing, engineering, and quality groups to resolve issues.

  • Responsible for and accountable for advanced scheduling of PMs to maintain a 100% completion record.

  • Responsible for driving operational excellence and flawless execution in the areas of cost reduction, discard reduction, annual productivity improvements, inventory turnover, regulatory excellence including deviation ownership for both engineering and maintenance.

  • Responsible for maintaining the performance and maintenance of all equipment operation.

  • Provide a very high level of troubleshooting diagnoses and repair.

  • Must become familiar with plant SOPs, Procedures, Critical System, corporate specifications and local GMP practices.

  • Initiate work orders and PMs for equipment when it becomes apparent that additional work is required to maintain equipment reliability and efficiency.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED and 6+ years of related experience OR Bachelors' degree in science, engineering or other related technical field and 3+ years of related experience.

  • Some leadership experience preferred for Supervisor role.

  • Experience working in an FDA regulated environment preferred.

  • Ability to read & understand electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic drawings.

  • Ability to understand regulatory and safety requirements.

  • In-depth process knowledge of related manufacturing equipment and processes.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a manufacturing plant setting.

  • Experience understanding of cGMPs and other regulatory guidelines applicable to the medical/pharmaceutical industry.

  • Must be able to carry up to 40lbs, lift up to 50lbs, push/pull up to 75lbs (with assistance of material handling equipment).

  • Extended work hours may be required based on business need.

  • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions in the facility.

  • Must be able to stand and/or walk for an extended period over an 8-12 hour shift between rooms and across the site.

  • May require bending, twisting, reaching overhead, and/or squatting motions to perform certain tasks

  • Repetitive motions with hands, wrists, turning head, bending at knees and waist

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 paid time off for vacation, sick leave, and volunteering

  • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions

  • Family Planning Support

  • Professional development and training opportunities

  • Tuition reimbursement

mportant Considerations

At Takeda, our patients rely on us to create quality products and we aim to create a safe environment for our team members. As a result, we must follow strict rules in our manufacturing facilities to ensure we are not endangering the quality of the product or putting anyone at the site in harm's way. In this role, 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/or 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, as necessary.

  • 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.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.



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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Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.

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