Amgen Specialist Quality Assurance – Night Shift in West Greenwich, Rhode Island
HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?
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 Quality Assurance - Night Shift
What you will do
Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will work directly with plant manufacturing and support groups for ongoing bulk drug substance manufacturing and new product introduction-including development, clinical, launch and commercial operations. The Plant Quality Assurance (PQA) on-the-floor position will facilitate real-time decision making to ensure adherence to GMP quality requirements. This is a unique opportunity to maintain and further build a strong partnership and learning environment between Manufacturing and Quality staff providing coaching, guidance and direction in regard to deviations, quality systems and compliance.
The Plant Quality Assurance team shift structure aligns with Manufacturing, which is a 12-hr rotating shift work schedule. For this specific C shift role, the shift pattern will be a 7PM – 7AM structure with a rotation that offers an average of 14 days on shift per month, with every other weekend off.
Quality oversight of new product introduction activities covering facilities, utilities, equipment, systems and process with alignment into the Amgen Quality Systems. May include support on commissioning and qualification and validation activities in addition to new document support.
Provide ongoing Quality oversight to ensure products are manufactured, tested, stored, and distributed according to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Good Documentation Practices (GDP) and other applicable regulations.
Drive closure/completion (including review and approve) of cGMP processes, procedures, documents and records, including but not limited to deviations, investigations, corrective action/preventative actions (CAPA), change control records and validations.
Ensure production and testing records/results are complete, accurate, and documented according to procedures, GDP and cGMP requirements.
Ensure facilities, equipment, materials, organization, processes and procedures follow cGMP practices and other applicable regulations.
Oversee and provide guidance during on-the-floor analytical testing.
Audit and inspection support.
Assess changes that could potentially impact product quality.
Provide management updates (via various reporting tools) on metric performance to goals and alert senior management of quality, compliance, supply and safety risks.
Complete required assigned training for self, and ensure training of staff, to permit execution of required tasks.
Perform training activities, as needed.
Drive operational improvement initiatives, programs and projects.
What we expect of you
Master’s degree and 3 years of Quality experience
Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of Quality experience
Associate’s degree and 10 years of Quality experience
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Quality experience
We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Quality Assurance professional we seek is experienced with these qualifications.
Scientific degree in Life Sciences or Physical Sciences or Applied Engineering or Manufacturing Technologies
Previous QA oversight of manufacturing, analytical and engineering activities
Experience in investigations, change controls, and CAPA processes system knowledge
Experience and training in EDMQ, Trackwise, Maximo, LIMS
Experience in managing multiple, competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
Experience leading and/or managing teams
Direct bulk drug substance and drug product experience
Demonstrated proficiency of written and verbal communication skills (including technical writing and presentations) with ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with technical and senior management staff.
Ability to solve complex problems and make scientific risk-based decisions
Experience representing Amgen while interacting with representatives of regulatory agencies
Experience of trending analysis
Demonstrated proficiency using Excel, Word and Power Point
Open to travel
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
for a career that defies imagination
Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.
Equal Opportunity Statement
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your 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 a 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 an accommodation.
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.