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Amgen Manufacturing Associate- 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.

Manufacturing Associate - Cell Culture


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you 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. Operations will be performed according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Responsibilities include:

  • Hands-on operations: set-up, cleaning, and sanitization of various manufacturing equipment

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

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

  • Performing and monitoring critical processes with the ability to perform basic troubleshooting

  • Performing in-process sampling of equipment and operating analytical equipment

  • Performing washroom activities: clean small and large scale equipment used in production activities

  • Maintaining an organized and clean workspace

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

  • Initiating quality deviation reports

  • Drafting and revising documents (SOPs, MPs)

  • Identifying, recommending, and implementing improvements related to routine functions

  • Assisting in the review of documentation for assigned functions (equipment logs, 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 decided by the production schedule.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The biotech manufacturing professional we seek is a collaborative team-player with these qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Mechanically inclined

  • Able to work in teams to complete operational tasks

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

  • Proactive work ethic

  • Build a positive work environment through interactions with team members

  • Able to regularly lift up to 35lbs, push and pull objects that require up to 50lbs of force, and work on your feet for long durations

  • Able to perform the list of physical movements that may be vital to perform daily functions on the production floor: bending, reaching above the head, climbing, kneeling, squatting, stooping, walking upstairs, and standing on portable stairs or ladders up to 6 feet off of the ground.

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


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

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

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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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada 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.