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6 Sep 2023

Full-Time Refrigeration Mechanic

Takeda Pharmaceuticals – Posted by Bluspagetti Glendale, California, United States

Job Description

About the role:

Under limited supervision, perform maintenance, preventive maintenance, repairs, overhauls, troubleshooting and upkeep of the LA Plant & Van Nuys sites. Including but not limited to Manufacturing and Facilities equipment with an emphasis on Refrigeration equipment low and medium temp, Chillers (screw, centrifugal, reciprocating), HVAC systems, Dehumidifiers and BAS (building automation systems). Positional responsibilities include gas welding, operating diagnostic equipment and instrumentation, use of technical measuring devices, read and interpreting electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic control systems schematics / blueprints.

Shift: Mon to Fri, 6:00am to 2:30pm

How you will contribute:

Performs breakdown and preventive maintenance of critical plant equipment on a regular basis to include, but not limited to, process chillers, HVAC systems, air handlers, central chillers, pumps, and industrial control systems as responsibilities assigned to Refrigeration in both cGMP and non-cGMP areas

Responsible for repairing refrigeration systems, low, medium and normal temperature, cold storage equipment, building automation system components, mechanical and electrical equipment as assigned. Must be familiar with the plant and divisional SOPs as related to positional and department responsibilities.

Maintain refrigerant records in compliance with US EPA and SCAQMD mandated refrigeration record keeping.

Will provide troubleshooting, diagnostic, and repair of refrigeration systems and equipment components related to positional responsibilities which include but not limited to: HVAC, Chillers, electrical controls, compressors, pumps, piping, plumbing, blowers, dehumidifiers and facility equipment.

Perform Disposal of Hazardous Waste

Respond to urgent and emergency work orders for the Refrigeration department as needed.

Responsible for closing assigned work orders in JDE System.

Responsible for the completion of Change Control documentation (PRs) if required by the assigned work order.

Shall be trained and qualified on designated facility SOPs governing the operation of critical systems, Refrigeration, HVAC, Electrical, utilities and local GMP practices.

Requires familiarity with generally accepted building, plumbing, piping, electrical, and fire protection practices and codes.

Ensure compliance with NFPA, NEC, UBS, UMC and UPC in compliance with L.A. City, CA state and federal EPA regulations and laws.

Must follow safety rules and responsible system repairs, upkeep, maintenance and operations managed within regulating agencies including, but not limited to, L.A. City Building & Safety, SCAQMD, L.A. City Bureau of Sanitation, CAL OSHA and OSHA.

Attends required training and meetings.

Keeps designated area 5S’d. (Safety, Sort, Shine, Standardize, Sustain)​ US EPA Universal certificate required

Knowledge of refrigeration systems, Environmental Chambers(Walking Freezers) , Chillers, HVAC, electrical, Dehumidification, pumps and steam heat

Basic computer skills such as e-mail and Internet are required.

Experience with using computerized control systems is preferred.​

What you bring to Takeda:

High School Diploma, A.A./A.S. technical discipline

Journeyman skilled craft training/apprenticeship certificate or commensurate combination of technical education and experience

Minimum of 5 years of maintenance or project experience at journeyman level in pharmaceuticals or commercial industrial refrigeration manufacturing environment

US EPA Universal certificate required

Proven successful interpersonal and customer service skills required. Must be able to communicate effectively with internal customers.

Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 50 lbs.

Must be able to climb ladders and move about in close quarters, facility non-manufacturing support.

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

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, hot and humid environments both inside and outside of facility.

Will be working in loud areas that require hearing protection and other protective equipment to be worn.

Will work around chemicals including but not limited to: refrigerants, oils, alcohol, and acid 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.

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

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.

Empowering our people to shine:

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.

Base Salary Range: $78,000 to $100,000. 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 a number of factors including, but not limited to, location, skills, education, and experience.


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How to Apply

For a complete job description and to apply online directly, please follow this link:   https://takeda.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/USA---CA---Los-Angeles/Refrigeration-Mechanic_R0096733   or contact me directly at the below contact information.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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