Amgen Manufacturing Process Technician - Days in Rhode Island, Rhode Island
The Manufacturing Process Technician is a hands-on role in one of the two manufacturing facilities on site at Amgen Rhode Island. Successful candidates will join either the AR5 team, focused on on-going, high-volume production, or the AR30 team, focused on operational readiness and start-up. Qualifications for this role are the same in both facilities.
The on-boarding phase for this role will last 2-8 weeks, during which time successful incumbents will be on an administrative schedule (Monday through Friday, approximately 8am to 5pm). Following the on-boarding phase, the successful incumbent will be expected to join a shift team working a 12-hour shift. The shift pattern will be 7AM-7PM with a two-week rotation covering 7 days per week. The rotating shift offers several benefits, with an average of 14 days on shift per month with every other weekend off. In addition, any Sundays worked receive Premium pay.
There are multiple openings for this position.
Under general supervision, the Manufacturing Process Technician will routinely perform simple to moderately-complex processes according to Standard Operating Procedure and Batch Records. Generally, this will include all aspects associated with bulk manufacturing in aseptic and non-aseptic environments.
Equipment and parts cleaning using manual and automated methods and equipment
Assembly, disassembly, cleaning, and steaming of portable and stationary tanks and associated equipment
Operation and process monitoring of clean systems, autoclaves, and processing equipment
Sample collection, processing, storage and delivery
Product and component reconciliation
Solution preparation and transfer
Materials handling, weighing and dispensing, power industrial vehicle operation
Strict adherence to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP's), responsible to accurately complete process-associated documentation, make calculations and perform the physical tasks associated with bulk manufacturing and other duties as assigned.
Basic Qualifications :
Associate’s degree and 2 years of Manufacturing or Operations experience
2 years in a technical school setting with hands-on experience
High school diploma / GED and 4 years of Manufacturing or Operations experience
Preferred Qualifications :
1+ plus years of experience in a GMP/ other regulated environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of GMP principles.
Drug Substance manufacturing experience.
Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time
Ability to maintain focus during repetitious tasks over the course of a shift.
Ability to assemble, disassemble, operate and understand simple to moderately complex equipment per procedures.
Basic understanding of measurements, calculations and the metric system
Ability to work effectively in an individual and team setting.
Ability to document process tasks in electronic batch records.
Coachable, ability to take coaching/critique and show learned/measurable improvement.
Capacity to follow written procedures, recognize and report malfunctions.
Strong communication skills.
Ability to perform assignments with a high degree of focus/attention to detail.
Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.
Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.
If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.
Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.
As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.