Senior Electrical Engineer

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Takeda Pharmaceuticals
United States

Phone: 314-537-3022
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Senior Electrical Engineer


Covington, GA 

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Job Description

About the role:


The Sr Utilities Engineer oversees operational, maintenance and troubleshooting support of the electrical infrastructure, distribution, and emergency power back-up systems with strict adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and cGMPs in a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility at Social Circle, GA. The Engineer will be a lead for utilities engineering between operations, maintenance, manufacturing, automation, quality assurance, validation and reliability engineering. You will improve the electrical safety programs, lead/participate on sustainability and carbon reduction programs. You will report to the Utilities Engineering Manager.


How you will contribute:

  • Analyze data to ensure reliable operation of the electrical distribution systems.
  • Create plans, perform equipment selection, load calculations and power system studies. Interpret electrical schematics for troubleshooting.
  • Participate in validation activities including documentation of IQ/OQ protocols, implementation and summary reports.
  • Maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), technical specifications (Design/Functional/System), Process Changes, CAPAs and P&IDs. Periodically review and assist with Short Circuit Coordination Study.
  • Manage small-scale capital projects, creating scope of work, risk assessments, justification, cost estimates and implementing purchase order requisitions.
  • Participate and make suggestions for capital planning, spending, and tracking.
  • Help implement large sized capital projects by working in cross-functional teams as the Engineering lead/representative for a specific discipline or area.
  • Must be familiar with plant and divisional SOPs as related to positional and department responsibilities and stay current with assigned SOPs to ensure compliance with all applicable Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Will be on-call to respond to plant-wide emergencies and manufacturing needs.
  • Help with Training and Preventative Maintenance programs on electrical equipment.
  • Demonstrate continuous improvement concerning increasing job knowledge and proficiency related to engineering in the biopharmaceutical industry, and technical understanding.
  • Improve manufacturing operations by reducing manufacturing events, user interventions, and batch record alerts; identify opportunities and complete projects to reduce cycle time, error proof operations, and eliminate waste; perform operational assessments to ensure processes, procedures, tools, and training are in place; develop Process Unit Team programs and lead Continuous Improvement efforts.
  • Support information sharing and learning between team members.
  • Manage/coordinate contractors and junior level engineering personnel on project and activities.
  • Must follow safety rules and ensure compliance with GA state and federal OSHA / EPA regulation and laws.

What you bring to Takeda

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering discipline required. 2 – 4 years of related experience.
  • Display a understanding of theories/practices used by other disciplines outside primary area of expertise.
  • Must have experience implementing engineering projects, and supporting facility issues, in a FDA-regulated manufacturing environment
  • Lead cross-functional teams, exert broad influence, and work as a collaborative team member.
  • Training, demonstration, and leadership of concepts of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma quality techniques.t.
  • You will read and interpret electrical drawings. You will be asked to have knowledge of general electrical design standards, NFPA code requirements and other codes related to design.
  • Must have design experience in the following as a minimum: Electrical power distribution (115kV/15kV/480v), Generators, Switchgears, UPS, Inverters, Automatic Transfer Switches, Transformers, Harmonic Filters, Variable Frequency Drives, Motor Control Centers (MCC's), Motor Starters, Interior and Exterior Lighting and Power Management System.
  • Knowledgeable in electrical and instrumentation design in hazardous location, security/access control systems, fire alarm and smoke control systems.
  • Experience performing Power Systems Studies using analysis software. (SKM Power Tools).
  • Display a positive, professional and customer-oriented attitude. Will navigate, conduct searches, and fill on line forms on Personal Computer for the purposes of training and performance management applications.
  • Must have respect for individuals and the diverse contributions of all.

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 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. You 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.
  • Need to remove all make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish and artificial fingernails while in the manufacturing environment.
  • Work in a cold, wet environment.
  • Work multiple shifts, including weekends, or be asked to work supplemental hours.
  • Work around chemicals such as alcohol, acids, buffers and Celite that may require respiratory protection.

More about us:


At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and the best patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company to 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.