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Automation Engineer II

Company: Takeda
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

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Job Description

About the role:

Works as part of the team to partner with manufacturing in troubleshooting the automated control processes. Contribute to the successful implementation of system improvement projects and guides improvements around manufacturing KFA (main focus areas) goals including people/safety, quality/regulatory/compliance, customer, financials, and operational excellence. Mentor and guide manufacturing staff on the fractionation and purification processes around the process.

This is a 24/7 operation and you will need to be available and able to work on any shift.

How you will contribute:

  • Implements systems to improve manufacturing KFAs by building a partnership with floor leadership. Drive value added results for the business by identifying improvement opportunities from the metrics and implementing them on a. If metrics do not exist, implement meaningful metrics for the business in a close partnership with floor leadership.
  • Perform user interventions (UI) to ensure that the manufacturing process maintains a flow. Implement sustainable system to reduce UI occurrence and re-occurrence.
  • Create, updates, and maintains manufacturing SOPs to ensure that they are in-line with the current process steps. Periodically audits manufacturing SOPs and revises them to maintain a rigid connection between control system actions and manual operations.
  • Solve automation system and manufacturing equipment issues that result in production delays, coordinates and contacts support groups for assistance. This support will include DeltaV, EBM, PLC, EBR, BAS, process, equipment, and instrumentation.
  • Participate in the execution of Project Record (PR) ownership, DeltaV/EBM/PLC/BAS configuration changes, functional tests, Commissioning Plans, and Qualification Protocols.
  • Learn EBM and DeltaV control systems and assist the team in daily manufacturing operations, troubleshooting, and change recommendations. Implements actions to prevent reoccurrence - this includes process and equipment issues.
  • Lead and close small process improvement projects that relate to DeltaV/EBM/PLC/BAS, manufacturing process, manufacturing equipment, and the operator interaction with the automation system.
  • Train the manufacturing operators on the interaction between manufacturing process and automation.
  • Own and close corrective actions related to the automation system; this includes Corrective Action & Preventative Action (CAPA) that are generated due to user interventions and non-conformances/events.
  • Owns system(s) in the fractionation and purification process and provides expert feedback for change notices, user interventions, and non-conformance investigations.
  • Lead/facilitate Kaizen/DDFP activities to identify, correct, and improve manufacturing operations.

    What you bring to Takeda:

    • Ability to lead teams without direct reporting structure. Influential leadership skill set is a must.
    • Elevate issues up when needed.
    • Improve and benchmark from best practices.
    • Mentor/coach/direct manufacturing team with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to work as a collaborative team member.
    • Solve routine design, process, and engineering problems with minimal supervision
    • Work on any shift required to accommodate the business need.

      Education and/or experience:

      • Bachelor's degree in engineering discipline required. Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering Degree Preferred. 2+ years of related experience.

        Physical Demands

        • Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 25 lbs.
        • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions in the facility.

          Working Environment

          • Will work in controlled environments requiring special gowning. Will follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body.
          • No make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish or artificial fingernails may be worn in the manufacturing environment.
          • Will work in a cold and wet environment.
          • Must be able to work multiple shifts, including weekends.
          • May be required to work in a confined area.
          • Some Clean Room and cool/hot storage conditions.
          • Required to spend 50% of work time in the manufacturing operations area.

            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 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:
              • 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 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,.
              • 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.

                Base Salary Range: $64,400 to $92,000. 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 several factors including 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.


                USA - CA - Los Angeles

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Keywords: Takeda, Los Angeles , Automation Engineer II, Engineering , Los Angeles, California

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