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Amgen Specialist Pilot Plant in West Greenwich, Rhode Island


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.

Specialist Pilot Plant


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will report directly to the Sr. Manager and will sit on the Amgen Rhode Island Pilot Plant Leadership Team. The Pilot Plant’s capabilities include a mix of Single Use and Stainless Steel bioreactors up to 500L scale and full purification to generate drug substance for non-GMP use. The equipment is highly automated via Delta V distributed control system and GE Unicorn execution software. Operations are driven by Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and data recorded in electronic batch records.

Shift: Admin hours

  • Implement a variety of production-related operations, including hands on operational execution

  • Lead new product introductions

  • Lead investigations

  • Conduct business performance meetings

  • Implementation of new technology and equipment

  • Continuously seeking to implement LEAN concepts for the improvement of efficiency and productivity as well as ensuring data integrity

  • Lead all aspects of production planning and execution to support pipeline development runs for material and data generation

  • Life cycle management to support commercial process optimization and tech transfer of new programs being introduced into Amgen Rhode Island’s Commercial Manufacturing Facilities (AR-5 and AR-30)


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The ideal professional we seek is a leader with these qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree OR

  • Master’s degree and 3 years of Manufacturing or Operations experience OR

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of Manufacturing or Operations experience Or

  • Associate’s degree and 10 years of Manufacturing or Operations experience or

  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Manufacturing or Operations experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous managerial experience directly managing people and/or experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

  • Proven knowledge of upstream and/or downstream, as well as a general knowledge of the associated analytical, and solution preparation techniques (media and buffer)

  • Energetic and technically-minded, with strong interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new systems and applications, and various new technologies

  • Work effectively in team and/or project environments, with previous experience in leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

  • Strong math and computer skills and the ability to apply science-based thinking to practical applications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical/Biological Engineering, or proven experience in a related Life Sciences field


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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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 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.