Shire Facilities Supervisor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Primary Duties

  • Responsible for the effective continuous support of Takeda Massachusetts’ QC, Research, Process Manufacturing and Utility systems.

  • Responsible for efficient and productive operations of GMP sanitization and site wide cleaning services, waste removal ,and recycling programs

  • Responsible for the effective operations of the day to day Facilities operations and Fast Response team providing real time around the clock facilities, metrology, and controls support to the ongoing manufacturing activities

  • Responsible for developing and managing associated budgets.

  • Represent the maintenance and engineering group during regulatory inspections and site initiatives


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Job Function and Description


Responsible for optimizing resource allocation and prioritization of maintenance activities.


Ensure equipment availability is adequate to meet operational requirements.


Plans and coordinates major maintenance including scheduled plant shutdowns and project work.


Responsible for the evaluation of equipment performance. Initiates corrective actions for problems or deficiencies and initiates equipment redesign and alteration efforts.


Conducts scheduled performance reviews and assessments for direct reports.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Extensive, progressive experience in Bio-pharmaceutical and/or related regulated industries in a management/leadership role.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of building mechanical systems and manufacturing process equipment.

  • Good working knowledge of applicable regulations and codes.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

  • Ability to effectively communicate across all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to organize workflow and coordinate activities within program areas.

  • Good working knowledge of plant utilities and building systems.

  • Skill in negotiating and administrating contracts.

  • Competency in regulatory and CGMP requirements

Complexity and Problem Solving

  • Makes critical technical decisions related to plant-wide facility issues and emergencies.

  • Provides direction in the operation and maintenance of critical plant equipment and systems.

  • Provides guidance to maintenance personnel.

  • Provides Facilities decisions on equipment performance and design improvements.

Internal and External Contacts

  • Coordinates maintenance activities with area management.

  • Actively participates in Validation and Engineering activities.

  • Maintains communication with contractors and supply vendors.

Other Job Requirements

  • Should be able to climb a ladder, reach, bend, and lift loads up to 50 lbs.

  • Valid Driver’s license. Travel between all Shire HGT sites is required.

  • Incumbent will be required to carry a cellular phone and to be on call to support operations.

Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents:

Employment / Recruitment agents may only submit candidates for vacancies only if they have written authorization to do so from Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda’s Talent Acquisition department. Any agency candidate submission may only be submitted to positions opened to the agency through the specific Agency Portal. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda will only pay a fee for candidates submitted or presented where there is a fully executed contract in place between the Employment / Recruitment agents and Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda and only if the candidate is submitted via the Agency Portal. Candidates submitted or presented by Employment / Recruitment Agents without a fully executed contract or submitted through this site shall not be deemed to form part of any Engagement for which the Agency may claim remuneration.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Takeda is an industry-leading, global pharmaceutical company with an unwavering dedication to putting patients at the center of everything we do. We live our values of Takeda-ism – Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance – and are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine. Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. At Takeda, you will make an impact on people’s lives – including your own.