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Senior Utilities Engineer

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
May 31, 2024

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Job Description

Job Title: Senior Utilities Engineer

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

About the role:

As a Senior Utilities Engineer, you will design, develop, implement, and evaluate optimal, cost-effective projects and technologies within important Utilities in GMP in the Biopharmaceuticals manufacturing environment. You will also provide technical support in Utilities and other areas (e.g., Electrical, Refrigeration and HVAC), this role may oversee/train contractors, requisition/define and initiate engineering projects, and train plant utility operators. You will report to the Head of Critical Utilities.

How you will contribute:
  • Support manufacturing operations, maintenance, troubleshooting of equipment and infrastructure improvements of all Life Safety, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC.

  • Demonstrate ownership of Important Utilities, known as the Subject Matter Expert for related areas and support daily operations of the plant.

  • Review process and support equipment and systems design drawings and documents.

  • Use engineering tools to resolve issues (FMEA, Process modeling, etc.)

  • Be a Subject Matter Expert for critical utilities on medium and large expense or capital projects.

  • Promote Energy Optimization projects.

  • Evaluate the existing preventive maintenance scheduling intervals and maintain, update, and improve the operational efficiency of the CMMS system.

  • Investigate and analyze customer service problems and design improvement suggestions.

  • GMP experience in the pharmaceutical industry would be ideal.

  • Accomplished knowledge in aseptic techniques would be ideal.

  • Facilities engineering, project coordination and operational experience in the life-science field.

  • Experience overseeing quality documentation such as Change controls, CAPA, Deviations, in the quality Trackwise system.

  • Technical knowledge of HVAC, Refrigeration, WFI, RO, Chillers, Boilers, BAS & CMMS systems, UPS, electrical, mechanical, etc.

  • Have skills including financial planning and analysis to manage within budget and time constraints.

  • Proficient technical knowledge to make suggestions/improvements within the site.

What you bring to Takeda:
  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical / Mechanical / Electrical Engineering or Industrial Engineering related discipline is required. Electrical Engineering background or related experience is preferred.

  • Minimum 5 years of related work experience.

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:

  • Combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions in the facility.

  • Able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 25 lbs.

  • 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.

  • Able to work more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours a workweek as required.

  • May be required to work or be assigned to a different shift/time as needed.

  • May require availability outside regular business hours, weekends, and/or holidays.

  • May require on call support.

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.




Takeda Compensation and Benefits Summary

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. We are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices.

For Location:

USA - CA - Thousand Oaks - Rancho Conejo

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$84,000.00 - $132,000.00

The estimated salary range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual base salary offered may depend on a variety of factors, including the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.The actual base salary offered will be in accordance with state or local minimum wage requirements for the job location.

U.S. based employees may be eligible for short-term and/or long-termincentives. U.S.based employees may be eligible to participate in medical, dental, vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, a tuition reimbursement program, paid volunteer time off, company holidays, and well-being benefits, among others. U.S.based employees are also eligible to receive, per calendar year, up to 80 hours of sick time, and new hires are eligible to accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation.

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 - CA - Thousand Oaks - Rancho Conejo

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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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