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Maintenance Lead

Round Lake, Illinois
Start date
Sep 29, 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 Lead reports to the Maintenance Manager. You will coordinate work and ensure repairs are completed promptly. You will provide a high level of maintenance support for all equipment in the filling and packaging areas. You will oversee and inspect work to make sure standards have been met, using diagnostic equipment, providing support and advice with repairs, and maintaining equipment. Additionally you will ensure manufacturing lines are well maintained and ready to run during planned production time, which requires providing on time PM completion, consistent monitoring during production to spot and resolve issues before they impact production. Finally you will troubleshoot and analyze PLCs and PLC controlled equipment, analyze data, and develop solutions to problems related to the filling and packaging processes. You will drive innovation and continuous improvement as well as train and mentor less experienced technicians.

How you will contribute:

  • Accountable for assigned manufacturing lines, communicate with manufacturing to reduce down-time.

  • Provide a high level of troubleshooting to repair mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems.

  • Schedule work orders and review inventory in advance to ensure parts are available to complete PMs.

  • Oversee building and rebuilding of machine assemblies.

  • Communicate equipment issues and work status to supervisor and manufacturing leaders.

  • Initiate work orders using CMMS system.

  • Perform PM work and assign work related to the Galaxy process when work is required to maintain equipment reliability and efficiency.

  • Share knowledge and train less experienced technicians in the manufacturing processes and all related equipment including safety, PMs, and troubleshooting.

  • Resolve maintenance issues and complete contingency plans.

  • Solicit engineering assistance when tasks warrant support.

  • Lead safe work practices.

  • Maintain 100% on time completion of all required training.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required, plus 6+ years of work-related experience or associate degree or higher and 4+ years of work-related experience.

  • Prior experience working in an FDA-regulated environment.

  • Read and understand electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic drawings.

  • Advance knowledge of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems.

  • Strong troubleshooting, project management, and leadership skills.

  • Must understand programmable logic controllers, using PLC as troubleshooting tool.

  • Must have strong good documentation skills and practices, customer oriented, work safely and effectively under stressful conditions.

  • Experience with JDE or similar CMMS.

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

Important 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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