Associate Manufacturing

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
May 15, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Manufacturing Associate position will execute production unit operations and other activities supporting clinical and commercial operations for drug substance manufacturing in stainless steel and single-use equipment. The Manufacturing Associate will monitor critical processes, execute routine validation protocols, and prepare documents such as Batch Records, SOPs and technical reports. They will perform basic troubleshooting and assist in the review of documentation for assigned functions. The Associate Manufacturing may participate on cross-functional teams, have the responsibility of owning NC/CAPAs, and may identify, recommend, and implement improvements related to routine functions. This role will interface between the GMP manufacturing teams in the plant and Quality, Engineering, and other partner organizations.

Job scope and responsibilities:

Under minimal supervision, performs manufacturing processes according to Standard Operating Procedures.

Set-up, clean, and sanitize equipment, and prepare media and buffers per procedures

Lead, Perform, and monitor critical processes

Comply with cGMP's

Analytical testing to support production, including pH, cell counting, protein concentration, etc.

Identify and recommend improvements to operations, and implement after approval

Basic troubleshooting

Recognize & accurately report problems

Assist in the review of documentation for assigned functions (e.g. equipment logs, routine area audits, batch records)

Train new staff to perform hands-on tasks

May act as safety representative

Ability to be flexible and manage change

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree


Associate's degree and 4 years of biotech or pharmaceutical manufacturing, process development or quality experience


High School diploma/GED and 6 years of biotech or pharmaceutical manufacturing, process development or quality experience

Preferred Qualifications:

1 year experience in regulated environment

Experience and basic troubleshooting skills with laboratory and process equipment

Experience with DeltaV, OSI PI, LIMS, TrackWise

Understand, apply and evaluate basic chemistry, biology and physical principles

Adhere to regulatory requirements, written procedures and safety guidelines

Evaluate documentation/data according to company and regulatory guidelines

Interact with inspectors (internal and external)

Interpret and apply current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)

Demonstrated written and oral communication skills

Technical writing capabilities

Available for non-standard shifts including nights and weekends.

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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.