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Amgen Senior Associate Manufacturing - Nights in West Greenwich, Rhode Island


You’ve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? 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. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Senior Associate Manufacturing - Nights


What you will do

Let’s do this! Let’s change the world! In this vital role you will part of the team at Amgen's Rhode Island site in building 30, as part of the Upstream Operations team on D shift.

Under minimal supervision the Senior Associate will perform and monitor critical processes, execute routine qualification and validation protocols, and regularly draft and revise documents such as Manufacturing Procedures, SOPs, deviations/CAPAs, and technical reports. The Senior Associate will provide technical leadership to the team per the direction of the area manager as well as perform complex troubleshooting. Additionally, the Senior Associate may identify, recommend, and implement improvements related to routine functions and participate on cross-functional teams while representing their home department. This role is a key communication and technical interface between the GMP manufacturing teams in the plant and our partner organizations.


  • Lead manufacturing operations on the production floor, according to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) standards.

  • Ensure all safety and compliance procedures are followed at all times.

  • Participate in the development, execution, and issue resolution associated with process equipment Commissioning, Qualification and Validation.

  • Provide troubleshooting, technical support, and resolution of equipment, automation, and process issues on the manufacturing floor.

  • Write, revise, and own controlled documentation (SOPs, Manufacturing Procedures (MPs), Forms, Technical Reports, etc.).

  • Serve as SME for functional area operations.

  • Provide training to manufacturing staff on process and equipment.

  • Own deviations and Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA).

  • Champion Lean Transformation and OE initiatives; facilitate the drive towards continuous improvement in all Manufacturing areas.

  • Collaborate with Quality, Engineering, Process Development, Validation, and Operations to resolve manufacturing events in a timely manner.

  • Assure appropriate escalation to various levels of management when personnel and environmental safety, equipment functionality, product supply, or quality are at risk.

  • Collaborate with Quality, Manufacturing Managers, Plant Engineering, Process Development and Regulatory Compliance staff in cross-functional teams.

  • Participate in the design, development, and implementation of processes in support of the manufacturing floor.

In this role, you will be expected to work a 12-hour shift ( 7PM-7AM ) on a rotating schedule (D Shift). This includes extra benefits such as receiving an added 15% shift differential, and also getting premium pay for any Sundays worked. The schedule during the initial on-boarding/training phase (2-6 weeks) will be administrative (Monday through Friday, approximately 8am to 5pm).


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School/GED and 4 years of manufacturing or operations work experience OR

  • Associate’s Degree and 2 years of manufacturing or operations work experience OR

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 6 months of manufacturing or operations work experience OR

  • Master’s Degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering.

  • Knowledge of cell culture operations and bioreactors or purification operations including aseptic processing.

  • Experience operating Single-use-Systems.

  • Knowledge of DeltaV (for process control) and windows-based software.

  • CFR and Regulatory knowledge.

  • Mechanical aptitude with ability and expertise.

  • Ability to independently collaborate with outside resources.

  • Basic statistical mathematical skills.

  • Ability to interpret and apply GMP knowledge.

  • Understanding of analytical methods and equipment for manufacturing area.

  • Demonstrated technical writing capability.

  • Ability to understand, apply and evaluate basic chemistry, biology and physical principles.

  • Troubleshooting skills on process equipment.

  • Ability to lead teams.


What you can expect of us

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

This position will be paid on an hourly basis. The annualized base pay range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $80,270-$97,036 .

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

  • Stock-based long-term incentives

  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns

  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

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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 cancers, 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.

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