Manager Maintenance - Thousand Oaks, CA | Biospace
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Manager Maintenance


Thousand Oaks, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

This position will report to the Sr. Manager Maintenance and be responsible for providing technical and administrative leadership to a group of Technicians responsible for troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining and improving the reliability of GMP and associated equipment within GMP Operations at Amgen Thousand Oaks (TO).

Managerial responsibilities include establishing strategy, objectives, and goals for the team, improving team performance and achievement of key metrics/milestones, supervising and technically developing direct reports, and supporting Amgen's Quality Process improvement network.

Specific responsibilities include:

Strategic / Managerial

  • Meet regularly with key clients within GMP F&E and Clinical Operations to identify opportunities and establish the strategic direction for the Maintenance Team
  • Establish annual team goals and track progress / communicate to GMP F&E leadership team
  • Develop staff through annual Individual Development Planning and acting as a role model
  • Maximize team performance by conducting regular 1:1 meetings and leveraging Maximizing Amgen's Performance (MAP) process : regular coaching, mid-year and end of year reviews, compensation planning, and talent management planning
  • Promote culture of Operational Excellence and Safety through purposeful presence on the floor (regular job task walk-through with staff members)
  • As a member of the GMP F&E extended leadership team, partner with maintenance managers to improve Maintenance support
  • Triage and resolve issues related to Maintenance process non-conformances


  • Leverage knowledge of GMP F&E Process, Mechanical and Utility systems and instrumentation to develop team capabilities in diagnosis and troubleshooting of  issues
  • Manage lifecycle assessment and recommend replacement / upgrades as required to ensure high reliability
  • Maintain awareness of relevant industry and regulatory trends for calibration / instrumentation  and maintenance
  • Provide input for responses to regulatory inspections or internal audits relating to instrument calibrations or maintenance programs

Logistical / Administrative

  • Manage  staff resources and work schedules (vacations, on-call rotation, etc.) to ensure adequate staff coverage and meet required PM calibration dates
  • Ensure that staff maintain required training qualifications and are cross-trained to support multiple GMP buildings as needed
  • Coordinate resources to support Capital Projects and work activities during maintenance shut-downs
  • Manage department budget and expenses


Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree & 3 years of maintenance and/or operations/manufacturing experience


Bachelor's degree & 5 years of maintenance and/or operations/manufacturing experience


Associate's degree & 10 years of maintenance and/or operations/manufacturing experience


High school diploma / GED & 12 years of maintenance and/or operations/manufacturing experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in life science, technical or aligned field of study

6+ years of relevant work experience in operations/manufacturing environment

3+ years of experience with regulated environments (i.e. cGMP, OSHA, EPA)

Experience working with ATO GMP F&E clients and systems (Bulk Manufacturing, Filling and Packaging, Supply Chain, Quality Labs, Small Molecule Manufacturing)

In-depth technical knowledge of GMP instrumentation

Experience supporting GMP capital project execution and verification activities

Demonstrated leadership attributes as an individual contributor (e.g., leadership of initiatives or participation on network level or continuous improvement teams)

Demonstrated proficiency in process improvement methodologies

Leverage a strong background in GMP Maintenance combined with excellent leadership and communication skills (written and verbal)

Ability to support multiple clients and prioritize resources against competing objectives

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.