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Automation Engineer - MES/Production Systems (m/w/d)

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Job Description

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Automation Engineer (Production Systems) (f/m/d)

The Automation Engineer (Production Systems) has a very important role to play in Takeda Oranienburg commitment to quality and efficient manufacturing together with the training of people.  Specific and varying duties will be given to the Automation Engineer (Production Systems) in relation to their current assignment but some key tasks and responsibilities are outlined below.  The Automation Engineer (Production Systems) will have a particular focus on the Werum PAS-X MES system and other Production Automation Systems.

Key responsibilities will be technical lead to MES related projects along with supporting day to day operations associated with the MES system and other related production systems. A further expectation is the cross training of others to increase MES capability.

The engineer must be capable of working both on their own initiative and as part of a very flexible team in a demanding, regulated environment.  They are required to proactively contribute to the delivery of manufacturing targets within quality, safety and environmental requirements and on schedule.

Your main responsibilities:

Perform duties as directed in whatever area of the active MES Project they may be assigned to. Scope includes but not limited to:

  • Proactively work with relevant Departments and project team members to lead and support the development of MES processes including establishment of EBRs, e-Logbooks, SAIL and Shopfloor Equipment.

  • Lead and support testing of the integration between MES and SAP system, scope includes testing, debugging and documentation.

  • Proactively provide technical support to manufacturing operations in order to ensure that the MES systems are implemented and can be operated and supported to ensure optimum efficiency.

  • Provide a technical expertise to MES project (including EBRS, SAP, SAIL and Shopfloor Equipment) as SME.

  • Support and execute e-MBR authoring & general technical MES configuration for existing business process.

  • Lead and support development of requirements analysis/understanding in terms of End to End UseCases.

  • Lead and support the development of all necessary project and system support documentation including but not limited to designs, configuration, procedures, testing etc.

  • Support and assist execution of all stages of qualification (test scripts, validation liaison etc.).

  • MES vendor liaison (with technical consultants from Werum within the project framework).

  • Provide timely and accurate information and status updates to functional leaders on project progression (within the project framework).

  • Lead and support testing, debugging and documentation for MES and related systems.

Your profile:

  • University degree in Science/ business in e.g. Engineering, Mathematics, IT or Physics with focus on e.g. Control Theory/ Statistics/ Mechatronics, Information/Operation, Technology, Innovation Management.

  • Expert Working knowledge of MES, in particular Werum PAS-X is a must.

  • Working knowledge of ERP Systems integration e.g. SAP.

  • Expertise in Signal Processing, Control Systems and Interfaces (OPC UA protocols, SQL Databases).

  • Programming skills are considered as an advantage.

  • Fluent business English language is required and German is an advantage.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop written IT processes and procedures.

  • Project management skills and strong Interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).

  • MES/IT applications aptitude.

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment, and the ability to cultivate and maintain positive business relationships, a well motivated self-starter.

In this position you will report to the Associate Director Automation, Digital & Data Science. 

Your benefits:

  • Attractive and competitive salary

  • Open-minded and modern working environment

  • 30 vacation days

  • Company pension plan

  • Further education and training

  • Subsidized canteen

  • Subsidized sports programs

  • Disability insurance

  • Long-term account

  • Employee discounts

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Company accident insurance

  • Performance-related bonus

  • Trusted working hours

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Deferred compensation as desired

  • Global Wellbeing Program

  • Parent Child Office

  • Employee Recognition Program

About Us:

Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet.

The Oranienburg manufacturing site in the Berlin-Brandenburg Metropolitan Region is the Takeda site with the largest workforce for the manufacture of solid dosage forms (capsules and tablets). The site is also home to a pilot production facility for clinical development projects. Drug production in Oranienburg can look back on a tradition of more than 135 years. Today, we supply over 65 countries with high-quality medicines from Oranienburg.

How we will support you:

Takeda is proud of its commitment to create a diverse workforce and to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are living with disabilities, chronic illness or neurodiversity, please feel free to let us know so that we can provide you with appropriate support during the application process.


Oranienburg, Germany

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