Maintenance Supervisor – Nights

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

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Job Description

About the role:

Come join Takeda as a Maintenance Supervisor where you will oversee the proper operation and maintenance of all mixing, filling, and packaging equipment. The supervisor oversees the daily management of people and resources associated with the equipment maintenance organization. You will embrace and lead a Lean culture and coordinates activities to ensure production uptime.

The supervisor provides feedback to employees, plans maintenance activities, and takes action to improve department performance. You will promote standard operating procedures while ensuring equipment is clean and running. You will report to the Head of Site Engineering at our Round Lake, IL facility.

How you will contribute:

Provides guidance and leadership through positive interactions with all employees during daily operations.

Oversee the daily production, scheduling, material management, compliance, training, and auditing activities – to meet customer requirements including deadlines and quality standards.

Interview, hire, coach and motivate team members.

Help set clear performance goals and individual development plans.

Oversee parts ordering, to ensure adequate spare parts are ordered.

Ensure production lines are running during planned production time.

Ensuring the proper Preventative Maintenance plans are in place, all associated tasks are included and accountable for ensuring they are completed.

Develop and implement training programs, motivate your team to improve maintenance tasks.

Inspire creativity, continuous improvement and is accountable for the inclusion of new PMs and optimization of existing PMs.

SME for manufacturing equipment preventative maintenance and predictive maintenance strategies. And work with manufacturing, engineering, and quality groups to resolve issues.

Responsible for the cleanliness, organization, output and safety of the plants equipment and all areas of the Maintenance shops.

Take a role in safe work practices and lead by example. Point out unsafe conditions, practices to others, and ensure closure or issues.

Responsible for and accountable for advanced scheduling of PMs to maintain a 100% completion record.

Follow cost reduction, discard reduction, annual productivity improvements, inventory turnover, regulatory excellence including deviation ownership for both engineering and maintenance.

Maintain the performance and maintenance of all equipment operation.

Provide a very high level of troubleshooting diagnoses and repair.

Must become familiar with plant SOPs, Procedures, Critical System, corporate specifications and local GMP practices.

Partner with maintenance manager and engineering to analyze mechanical and electrical problems and work to resolve the issues and improve uptime.

Initiate work orders and PMs for equipment when it becomes apparent that additional work is required to maintain equipment reliability and efficiency.

Based on historical observation, you will note repeat problems, breakdowns, or alarms and initiate work orders or engineering requests to resolve reoccurring issues.

Demonstrated leadership competency with the ability to work with well with other departments and lead in a team environment.

Experience working in an FDA regulated environment preferred.

Be teamwork-minded and be articulate, have good documentation skills, be customer-oriented, and work safely.

Lead large maintenance projects, complete them on time, high quality and within budget.

Understand electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic drawings. Make changes to engineering drawings and complete change control documentation.

Experience of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems.

Troubleshooting and project management experience and the ability to understand regulatory and safety requirements.

Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel and CMMS.

Desire to broaden knowledge and improve skill level.

In-depth process knowledge of related manufacturing equipment and processes.

Technical report-writing expertise.

Experience understanding of cGMPs and other regulatory guidelines applicable to the medical/pharmaceutical industry.

Assessment and troubleshooting skills.

Respond to detailed inquiries, and present information to groups and senior management.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED plus 6 years of related experience OR bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or other related technical field and 3 years of related experience. Some leadership experience preferred for Supervisor role.

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:

Will work evening shift; 3 PM –11 PM, Tuesday to Saturday.

Can carry up to 40lbs, lift up to 50lbs, push/pull up to 75lbs (with assistance of material handling equipment).

Extended work hours may be required.

In general, you will have a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions in the facility.

Will stand and/or walk for an extended period over an 8–12-hour shift between rooms and across the site.

May require bending, twisting, reaching overhead, and/or squatting motions to perform certain tasks.

Repetitive motions with hands, wrists, turning head, bending at knees and waist.

Indoor working conditions

Will work around moving equipment and machinery.

May work in confined spaces/areas.

Some Clean Room and/or cool/hot storage conditions. (Applies to roles in Filling Department only)

Must follow all plant safety rules and direct others in the proper application of plant safety.

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.

Can work on multiple shifts, including weekends and holidays, to support a 24/7 manufacturing operation.

Must be able to work non-traditional work hours or work extended hours, including weekends and holidays.

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.




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USA – IL – Round Lake – Drug Delivery

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