Amgen Associate Manufacturing in Thousand Oaks, California

Job Summary

The Associate of Manufacturing will work in a dynamic production environment at the Amgen Thousand Oaks Drug Substance plant supporting development, clinical, and launch activities. Under general supervision, employee will perform operations in the Manufacturing area, specifically B23 Purification processes. Operations will be performed according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). This Associate is responsible for hands-on operations, set-up, clean, sanitize and prepare media and buffers per procedures.

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform and monitor critical processes

  • Execute routine validation protocols

  • Comply with GMP's

  • Regularly draft and revise 'routine' documents (e.g. MPs, SOP's, and technical reports)

  • Initiate Quality incidents

  • Identify and recommend improvements related to routine functions and implement after approval

  • Basic troubleshooting

  • Recognize and accurately report problems

  • Direct operators on critical processes

  • Assist in the review of documentation for assigned functions (e.g. equipment logs, routine area audits, batch records)

  • May train staff to perform hands-on tasks

  • May act as safety representative

  • May participate on cross-functional teams and represent the

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree


Associate's degree and 4 years of Manufacturing /Operations experience


High school diploma / GED and 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

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.