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Finishing Associate

Company: Takeda
Location: Thousand Oaks
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

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Job Description

Job Title: Finishing Associate

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

About the role:

As part of the Finishing team, the Finishing Associate executes all processes in the production area while strictly adhering to CGMP, environmental health and safety guidelines and any other related regulations.

How you will contribute:

  • Visual inspection of lyophilized product vials, empty vials for glass defects, washout defects and rubber stoppers for defects.
  • Conduct visual inspection of needles and assemble needle packs.
  • May operate a pallet jack and shrink wrap.
  • Load/Unload materials to conveyors and packaging carousel.
  • Receive and distribute supplies into the production area.
  • Participate in quality working teams, continuous improvement, and departmental projects.
  • Conduct documentation review and revise SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures).
  • Perform safety and cGMP inspections or observations.
  • Initiates minor revisions to existing documents.
  • Help train new employees.
  • Highly motivated, proactive, and enthusiastic team player with demonstrated history of flexibility.
  • Ability to work independently, collaborate and utilize resources.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, demonstrate problem solving skills, and multitask while paying attention to timelines and priorities.
  • Actively seeks opportunities for personal growth and monitors progress toward achieving development goals.
  • General knowledge of SOPs, cGMP manufacturing, regulatory regulations is preferred.

    What you bring to Takeda:

    • High school diploma or equivalent required; bachelor's degree preferred.
    • 0- 3 years of related work experience preferred.
    • General understanding of manufacturing production processes related to visual product integrity processes; visual inspection of components, finished goods and imprinting; manual and semi-automated packaging and product labeling preferred.

      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:
        • The overall physical exertion of this position requires medium to heavy work.
        • May require the use of special visual or auditory protective equipment.
        • May be required to work at heights above floor level.
        • Will not be required to operate foot controls or repetitive foot movement.
        • May be required to climb (use step stools and ladders) or kneel up to 1 hour.
        • Requires repetitive use of both right and left hands and arms up to 3-4 hours.
        • May be required to sit over 4 hours; walk between 1- 2 hours; stand between 3-4 hours.
        • May be required to bend at the neck between 3-4.
        • May be required to bend at the waist for under 1 hour.
        • May be required to squat between 1-2 hours.
        • May be required to reach above/below the shoulder and twist at the neck/waist up to 1 hour.
        • May be required to lift up to 50 lbs, carry up to 25 lbs (carry distance up to 20 ft); carries & lifts per shift vary between 2 times, up to 100 times.
        • Requires repetitive use of both right and left hands and arms for over 4 hours.
        • May require simple grasping & fine manipulation for over 4 hours; power grasping for up to 1 hour.
        • May require pushing/pulling with hands/arms between 1-2 hours.
        • May require office work activities with hands, arms for over 4 hours.
        • Able to work in controlled or clean room environments requiring special gowning.
        • Will 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 around chemicals such as alcohol, acids, buffers and Celite that may require respiratory protection.
        • May be required to manage hazardous waste in compliance with company procedures & State/Federal/Local hazardous waste regulations. Duties may include identifying, handling, generating, accumulating, storing, labeling, and on-site transporting of hazardous wastes.
        • May work and have exposure to hot, cold, wet environment/conditions.
        • May be exposed to dust, gases, chemicals, liquid Nitrogen, and fumes. May require respiratory protection.
        • May be required to work in confined areas; may work around moving equipment and machinery.
        • Required to work an alternate work schedule (8-hour shift / 5 days a week).
        • May require overtime, weekend, and holiday work.
        • May be required to work or be assigned to a different shift as needed.

          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.

          Base Salary Range: $ 32,000- to $ 46,000. 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.



          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 - Thousand Oaks - Manufacturing

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