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Maintenance Supervisor at Baxalta U.S., Inc. in Round Lake Beach, Illinois

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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Job Description

About the role:

The Maintenance Supervisor oversees the proper operation and maintenance of all mixing, filling, and packaging equipment. The supervisor oversees the day-to-day management of people and resources associated with the equipment maintenance organization. The incumbent embraces and drives a Lean culture and coordinates activities to ensure production uptime in a cost-effective and efficient manner. The supervisor provides coaching and feedback to employees, plans maintenance activities, and takes action to improve department performance. The incumbent will develop and enforce standard operating procedures while ensuring equipment is clean and running properly.

How you will contribute:

  • Provides guidance, support, direction, and leadership through positive interactions with all employees during daily operations.

  • Responsible for supervising the day-to-day production, scheduling, material management, compliance, training, and auditing activities - to meet customer requirements including deadlines and quality standards.

  • Interview, hire, coach, motivate, train and develop team members.

  • Assist in setting clear performance objectives and individual development plans.

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

  • Accountable for ensuring production lines are up and running during planned production time.

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

  • Develops and implements training programs, motivates his/her team to continually improve and optimize maintenance tasks.

  • Drive innovation, 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. Works independently and closely with manufacturing, engineering, and quality groups to resolve issues.

  • Responsible for the cleanliness, organization, output and safety of the plant's equipment and all areas of the Maintenance shops.

  • Takes a proactive role in safe work practices and leads by example. Points out unsafe conditions, practices to others, and ensures closure or issues.

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

  • Responsible for driving operational excellence and flawless execution in the areas of cost reduction, discard reduction, annual productivity improvements, inventory turnover, regulatory excellence including deviation ownership for both engineering and maintenance.

  • Responsible for maintaining 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.

  • Initiates 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, this person will take the lead in noting repeat problems, breakdowns, or alarms and initiate work orders or engineering requests to resolve reoccurring issues.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

What you bring to Takeda:

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills with ability to interface well with other departments and lead effectively and efficiently in a team environment.

  • Experience working in an FDA regulated environment preferred.

  • Have strong teamwork and communication skills, both verbally and written, good documentation skills, customer oriented, work safely and effectively under stressful conditions.

  • Able to lead large maintenance projects, complete on time, high quality and within budget.

  • Ability to read & understand electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic drawings. Able to make changes to engineering drawings & complete change control documentation.

  • Advanced knowledge of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems.

  • Strong troubleshooting, decision making, project management and leadership skills.

  • 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.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a manufacturing plant setting.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret scientific, and statistical data.

  • Strong professional writing skills and ability to prepare technical reports.

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

  • Strong assessment and troubleshooting skills.

  • Ability to respond to detailed inquiries, and present information to groups and senior management.

  • High School Diploma or GED plus 6+ years of related experience OR Bachelors' 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:

  • Must be willing and able to work night shift; 10:00 PM - 7 AM, Sunday to Thursday.

  • Must be able to 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 based on business need.

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

  • Must be able to 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

  • Must be able to work in controlled environments requiring special gowning. Will be required to follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body.

  • Indoor working conditions

  • Will work around moving equipment and machinery

  • May be required to work in controlled environments requiring special safety gear or gowning; will be required to follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet, and body. No make-up, jewelry, nail polish, or artificial fingernails may be worn in the manufacturing environment.

  • May be required to work in confined spaces/areas.

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

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.


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