The Los Angeles Manufacturing Development Program (LAMDP) is designed to attract the best talent and provide a solid career foundation that will assist the incumbents in becoming outstanding leaders. An LAMDP Associate will gain valuable experience in various manufacturing departments/ functions across the Los Angeles Site. Selecting a full-time role with a company that will invest in you is critical. That is why Takeda is an excellent choice.
LAMDP consists of (4) rotational assignments in a 24-month period through the Fractionation and Purification Manufacturing Business Units. The first 2 rotations will be on the manufacturing floor as a technician in training. The third rotation will be dedicated to working on continuous improvement initiatives/ projects. The final rotation will be in a leadership or a technical, individual contributor role. The LA Site is a 24/7 facility and the LAMDP will be required to work a variety of shifts through the program. The incumbent will be responsible for executing all processes in production while strictly adhering to cGMP, environmental health and safety guidelines, and any other related regulations, which could apply.
Expected to fully participate in both departmental projects and any other quality working team that may be acceptable. Under the general direction of the lead operator and the overall direction of the supervisor, this position shall be responsible for the hands-on execution of all activities in the production area. The incumbent shall troubleshoot existing procedures, equipment, etc.
LAMDP Associates have the opportunity to develop their skills through rigorous, hands-on experience coupled with specific technical and leadership training and mentoring. LAMDP Associates are eligible to participate in the developmental programs targeted for this level of position.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
LAMDP Associates can be assigned positions in various segments of our manufacturing facility in the first year, which may include:
Clean manufacturing and associated support areas
Clean equipment, which may include tanks
Provide critical process monitoring and trouble-shooting of minor problems, may use measuring devices to make product/process quality decisions
Follow departmental safety procedures, may conduct cGMP audits of department areas
Assist in updating SOPs
Maintain awareness of proper handling and removal of hazardous wastes
Ensure assigned projects and deliverables are completed by assigned commitment date
Perform the operations he/she is qualified on, which may include the following
Buffer/Solution make up
Set up and operation of various equipment
Centrifugation and Filter Press operations
Perform precipitate and paste collection from Westfalia centrifuges and filter presses
Perform alcohol and or buffer additions and take manual sight glass readings from stationary tanks
Ensure 100% compliance with established department procedures and regulations in producing high-quality therapeutic products
Interface with computerized (automated) manufacturing control system
Other duties as assigned
The second-year assignments will require focus on continuous improvement initiatives and lean manufacturing methodologies, and exploring a technical discipline or a manufacturing leadership opportunity.
Strong influencing skills, with the ability to multi-task effectively and solve technical problems
Flexibility to work in assignments across functions and locations in a fast-paced environment
Must be able to work any shift in 24/7 environment
Demonstrate leadership skills to include personal accountability, quality decision making, customer focus, drive for results, integrity, and trust
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Strong motivation skills
Ability to solve technical problems
Must have good written and verbal communication skills and understanding of cGMP regulations
Proficient in a variety of mathematical disciplines and be able to work with both metric and USA standards of measurement
Must be able to read and follow detailed written instructions
May require immunization before performing work within the manufacturing area
Must be able to perform all three-step and five-step cleaning operations as per current equipment cleaning procedure at the plant
Must have good computer skills
Must have strong aptitude for operation and controls of manufacturing equipment and processes
Education and/or experience:
Candidates must already be authorized to be legally employed on an on-going basis in the United States
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical) or Hard Sciences (Biochemistry, Chemistry, Microbiology) required
Demonstrated leadership experience required
Must be able to lift, push, pull, and carry up to 50 lbs
Variety of physical demands referenced on job analysis
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
No make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish, or artificial fingernails may be worn in the manufacturing environment
Will work in a cold, wet environment, and climb up into large processing tanks
Will work in a loud area that requires hearing protection and other protective equipment to be worn
Will work around chemicals such as alcohol, acids, buffers, and, celite that may require respiratory protection
Must be able to work multiple shifts, including weekends
Must be able to work overtime as required
May be required to work in a confined area
Some clean room and cool/hot storage conditions
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