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Maintenance Manager

Round Lake, Illinois
Start date
Sep 23, 2023

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Quality, Quality Assurance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Description

The Maintenance Manager will lead, manage and oversee the site maintenance program which includes the production mechanical maintenance teams, utilities and critical systems operations and maintenance, facilities maintenance and maintenance planning, parts inventory, and scheduling.

You will ensure current Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures are integrated in all maintenance activities. The Maintenance Manager leads daily maintenance within boundaries of compliance, quality, time, and budget and reports directly to the Head of Site Engineering.

You will support a culture of continuous improvement by implementing measurement tools or methods to eliminate probability of repeat mistakes and advocating for change. You will compile and evaluate important data generated to propose solutions for reduction of exceptions and errors, optimizes preventative maintenance activities, level loads the required work and labor, and is instrumental to the success of the manufacturing operations.

How you will contribute:
  • Maintain installed aseptic filling and packaging machinery and equipment:
    • Daily troubleshooting and monitoring.
    • Provide corrective and preventive maintenance for machinery.
  • Manage Maintenance Department and oversee the Preventive and Corrective Maintenance program including maintenance activities planning, scheduling and execution, keeping track of work order completion and performance metrics in a 24/7/365 manufacturing setting.
  • Ensure maximum productivity and efficiency in a safe and compliant manner.
  • Direct maintenance teams to ensure reliable plant operation related to equipment and supporting mechanical systems.
  • Manage, hire, develop and recognize staff. Promote an open, collaborative, and transparent working environment.
  • Implement safety policies and global policies per Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards.
  • Manage third-party contractors, including issuing purchase orders and managing labor resources on site.
  • Oversee applicable budgets for Maintenance and applicable cost centers and develop future budgets.
  • Compile and evaluate important data generated to propose solutions for reduction of exceptions and errors, improve preventative maintenance activities, level load the required work and labor.
  • Oversee calibrations of specific machinery and coordinate calibration activities with third parties.
  • Lead material and parts vendor management, parts cycle counting, ordering, receiving, and stocking.
  • Guide Equipment Life-cycle planning, including replacement.
  • Manage plant July/December filling pause/shutdown activities.
  • Provide support and lead Asset Management Excellence vision and implementation plan consistent with implementing Reliability Metrics, tracking and tools for Predictive Maintenance Program and maintenance management activities to maximize wrench time per associate.
  • Improve equipment performance metrics like Operational Efficiency, Mean time Between Failure.
  • Support culture of continuous improvement by implementing measurement tools or methods to eliminate probability of repeat mistakes, and promoting change.
  • Must be well versed in Aseptic Filling Equipment, Packaging Equipment, Clean in Place systems, Pasteurizers, Critical Systems, Utilities operations and Computerized Maintenance Management systems.
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices, Food and Drug Administration guidelines, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, environmental regulations, purchasing principles, regulatory inspections, and process validation.
  • Display an understanding of automation, information technology and computer system administration good practices, industry standards and regulations.
  • Experience with Asset Management Programs, Reliability Programs, and Equipment Performance Metrics.
  • Must understand electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic schematics.
  • Be able to analyze and solve complex issues.
  • Will organize, prioritize, follow up, and offer resolution.
  • Manage efforts based on the needs of customers.
  • Mentor team members.
  • Work with teams to implement opportunities for improvement.
What you bring to Takeda:
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in science, engineering, or other related technical field.
  • 6+ years of related experience with 1+ years in a supervisor role.
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or other Food and Drug Administration-regulated industry preferred.
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. You may:

  • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions of the facility.
  • Must be able to carry up to 50 lbs., lift up to 50 lbs., push/pull up to 10 bs (with assistance of material handling equipment).
  • 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.
  • Indoor working conditions.
  • Will work around moving equipment and machinery.
  • May be required to work in confined spaces/areas.
  • Some Clean Room and/or cool/hot storage conditions.
  • May be exposed to and must not be allergic to cephalosporin.
  • 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.
  • Will need to remove all make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish and/or artificial fingernails while in the manufacturing environment.
  • May work around chemicals such as alcohol, acids, buffers and Celite that may require respiratory protection.
  • Must be able to work on multiple shifts, including weekends and holidays, to support a 24 hour/7 day per week/365 days per year manufacturing operation as needed.
  • Must be able to work non-traditional work hours, including weekends and holidays, as needed.
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.




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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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