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Senior Engineer II – Utilities Engineer

Social Circle, Georgia
Start date
Feb 8, 2024

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Job Description

About the role:

Under the direction of the Utilities Engineering Manager, the Sr. Utilities Engineer II will provide support and oversight of operations, maintenance, troubleshooting, and project activities on utility systems with strict adherence to global policies, site procedures, and industry practices at a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Social Circle, GA.

The Sr. Utilities Engineer II will provide technical support to operations, maintenance, manufacturing, automation, quality assurance, validation, reliability engineering, and project engineering with minimal supervision. The position utilizes engineering and management skills to safely resolve process problems, drive efficiencies, reduce waste, and maximize production.

How you will contribute:


Job Function and Description

  • Responsible for the overall equipment lifecycle of the site’s utility systems; including but not limited to, plant (black) utility systems, hygienic (clean) utility systems, HVAC systems, cold environmental rooms, compressed gas and air systems, wastewater systems, and electrical systems.
  • Act independently, in supporting day-to-day operations of the site’s utility systems and equipment.
  • Collect, analyze, and report data for use by the Engineering and Operations departments to ensure reliable operation of the site’s utility systems.
  • Continuously improve system operations by reducing manufacturing events, user interventions, and batch record alerts; identifying opportunities and delivering projects to reduce cycle time, error proof operations, and eliminate waste; performing operational assessments to ensure proper processes, procedures, tools, and training are in place.
  • Lead investigations and provide technical expertise for system upset conditions.
  • Ensure effective implementation of corrective and preventive actions by owning CAPAs related to operation and maintenance.
  • Collaborate in the mitigation of Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) risks.
  • Create and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), technical specifications (Design/Functional/System), Process Changes, CAPAs and P&IDs.
  • Participate in validation activities including protocol drafting, execution, discrepancy resolution, and completion of summary reports for IQs/OQs/PQs.
  • Manage small-scale capital projects, creating scope of work, risk assessments, justification, cost estimates and implementing purchase order requisitions.
  • Support the planning and execution of large sized capital projects by working in cross-functional teams as the Engineering lead/representative.
  • Support learning and mentoring of operations, maintenance, and engineering staff.
  • Stay current with biopharmaceutical industry best practices and technologies.
  • Be able to perform other duties as assigned.

What you bring to Takeda:

Education and Experience Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline is required (chemical, mechanical, biological is preferred).
  • 6+ years of experience in a regulated manufacturing environment is required.
  • Professional engineering license, preferred.
  • Management experience, preferred.
  • Experience with building management systems, change control management systems, and computerized maintenance management systems; preferred.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

  • Must have a demonstrated track record of successfully executing engineering projects, and supporting facility issues, in a FDA-regulated (cGMP) manufacturing environment
  • Must have excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills; able to efficiently communicate with cross-functional teams and management on recommended course of action, with minimal assistance.
  • Must be able to provide solutions that reflect understanding business objectives and cost implications.
  • Has the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams, exert broad influence, and work as a collaborative team member.
  • Must be a self-starter, detail oriented and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must embrace working in a fast-paced, team-oriented, cross-functional environment.
  • Must have proficient computer skills and be experienced using MS Office software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and MS Project.
  • Training, demonstration, and leadership of concepts of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma quality techniques is preferred.
  • Excellent technical problem solving skills are a must.

Other Job Requirements

  • The position requires a combination of office work and systems field support.
  • Ability to provide on-call support, during nights, weekends, and holiday in support of a 24x7 manufacturing operation.
  • Must be able to lift equipment and tools for troubleshooting weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment (such as hard hats, safety shoes, safety glasses, ear plugs) due to safety requirements in specific areas.
  • No make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish, or artificial fingernails worn in the manufacturing environment.
  • Willing to work in cold and wet environments.

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:

  • 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.

This posting excludes Colorado applicants.




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.


USA - GA - Social Circle - Hwy 278

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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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