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Amgen Senior Associate Manufacturing in Rhode Island, Rhode Island

Administrative Shift – with on the floor coverage as needed

Amgen Rhode Island is one of the premier biologics drug substance manufacturing sites in the world with a long history of operational excellence and highly successful commercial and clinical operations.

We are looking for a talented Manufacturing Sr. Associate to help deliver opportunities for reliability, efficiency, agility and differentiation for the AR5 Manufacturing plant.

This individual contributor position reports into the Senior Manager of Purification and interacts broadly across the site to implement key business deliverable, quality initiatives, and continuous improvement projects within the purification area. This role will focus on supporting operations on the floor, flexibility to support all four shifts covering 24/7 operations.


  • Supporting front line managers through on the floor presence (60% of time on the floor)

  • Providing subject matter expertise for area of responsibility

  • Trouble shooting and problem-solving support to manufacturing

  • Owning minor deviations within manufacturing

  • Providing training to staff on the floor

  • Identifying and autonomously implementing continuous improvement opportunities

  • Owning and implementing corrective/preventative actions

  • Ensuring right first-time implementation of changes through on the floor user testing and collection of staff feedback.

  • Supporting Manufacturing specialists during complex investigations and change controls

  • Owning and authoring SOPs

  • Providing data to support management evaluation of performance trends

Basic Qualifications :

  • Master’s degree

  • OR

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of Manufacturing or Operations experience

  • OR

  • Associate’s degree and 6 years of Manufacturing or Operations experience

  • OR

  • High school diploma / GED and 8 years of Manufacturing or Operations experience

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Hands on experience facilitating problem solving in a biotechnology environment

  • Experience owning and editing standard operating procedures

  • Familiarity with the deviation management systems and corrective/preventative actions

  • Project management skills with ability to multi-task and function in a dynamic environment

  • Excellent communication skills and sense of urgency

  • Demonstrated ability to forge and maintain strong relationships

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.

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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.​