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Manufacturing Technician I

Van Nuys, California
Start date
Nov 22, 2023

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Job Description

Job Title: Manufacturing Technician I

Location: Van Nuys, CA

About the role:

The position is responsible for the receiving, segregation, sorting, and storage of human blood plasma in preparation of plasma production runs in the Teardown department. Manufacturing Technician I will perform basic troubleshooting tasks for the Automated Plasma Dispositioning System (APDS) Sorting Line. Under the direction of a Supervisor or Lead Operator, Technician I executes all processes in production, while strictly following cGMP, environmental health and safety guidelines and other related regulations that could apply. Technician I will participate in both departmental projects and any quality working teams when applicable. Assigned training records must be kept up to date. Due to business need, employees may be required to work overtime and/or support operations on an alternate shift.

How you will contribute:

  • Support all local manufacturing activities in Plasma Operations.

  • Clean production area per cGMP.

  • Participate on Continuous Improvement teams.

  • Perform plasma loading, carton opening, carton disposal, and MES functions to support APDS sorting line operations based on Teardown plasma schedule.

  • Perform cycle counts, bin diving, inventory count, and pallet spot check.

  • Segregate plasma units to be processed with an "On Hold" or "Quarantine" status.

  • Follow basic safety rules, SOPs, cGMP, work rules and company policies.

  • Complete and verify documentation following GDDP.

  • Operate PIT equipment, including forklift and pallet jack.

  • Perform truck receiving transactions in APDS.

  • Perform unloading and segregation of plasma arriving from donor centers.

  • Perform mandatory stretching at start of shift according to the department stretching program.

  • May perform removal of hazardous waste, if applicable.

  • Will read and follow detailed written instructions.

  • Will apply quantitative analysis to analyze process performance.

  • Must be proficient in multiple mathematical disciplines and be able to work with both the metric and USA standards of measurement.

  • May require weekend and holiday work.

  • Must wear personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Knowledge of basic chemical and biological safety procedures.

  • May require immunization before performing work within the manufacturing area.

What you bring to Takeda:

  • High school diploma or GED. Some related work experience 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. In this role, you may:

  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 50 lbs.

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

  • Will be exposed to warehouse and manufacturing areas at +5°C and -20°C or colder.

  • Will be exposed to human blood plasma.

  • May be required to work in a confined area.

  • Some Clean Room and cool/hot storage conditions.

  • 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 in a cold, hot or wet environment.

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

  • Must be able to work multiple shifts, including weekends.

  • Must be able to work overtime as required.

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.

Base Salary Range: $28,000-$40,000. Employees may also be eligible for Short Term and Long-Term Incentive benefits. Employees are eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days & Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement Program, and Paid Volunteer Time Off.

The final salary offered for this position may take into account a number of factors, including, but not limited to, location, skills, education, and experience.



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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