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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)

  • Performing activities that include periods of rigorous, repetitive work

  • Working around high-pressure systems and occasionally work around heavy equipment

  • Available to work various shifts (day, swing, graves, weekends, holidays, 5x8hrs, 4x10hrs, 3 or 4x12hrs) as dictated by the production schedule

  • 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 OR

Associate’s degree and 4 years of Manufacturing /Operations experience OR

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 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.

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.

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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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.

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