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Amgen Associate Manufacturing - Cell Culture in Thousand Oaks, California


You’ve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you’ve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Associate Manufacturing


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this dynamic role you will perform operations for cell culture production. Responsibilities include:

  • Hands-on operation, set-up, cleaning, and sanitization of bioreactors and various cell culture support vessels

  • Prepare buffers/media per defined manufacturing procedures (MPs) and standard operating procedures (SOPs)

  • Follow GMP documents (SOPs, MPs) with strict adherence to safety and compliance

  • Perform and monitor critical processes

  • Perform in process sampling of cell culture equipment and operate analytical equipment

  • Perform washroom activities; clean equipment, small to large scale, used in production activities

  • Maintain an organized and clean workspace

  • Work in a clean room environment wearing steel toe shoes, full clean room gowning, hairnet and latex gloves when performing all work

  • Initiate quality nonconformance reports

  • Draft and revise documents (SOPs, MPs)

  • Identify, recommend, and implement improvements related to routine functions

  • Assist in the review of documentation for assigned functions (equipment logs, batch records)

  • Available to work various shifts (day, swing, graves, weekends, holidays, 5x8hrs, 4x10hrs) as dictated by the production schedule


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Manufacturing professional we seek is a collaborative partner with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree OR Associate’s degree & 4 years of Manufacturing & Operations experience OR High school diploma / GED & 6 years of Manufacturing & Operations experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and/or Life Sciences

  • Able to work in teams to complete operational tasks

  • Ability to take direction well, follow documents and policies at all times

  • Ability to take initiative

  • Create a positive work environment through interactions with team members

  • Mechanically inclined

  • Able to lift up to 50lbs and work on your feet for long durations


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey

  • A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

  • Generous Total Rewards Plan—comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits—with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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for a career that defies imagination

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