Manager Maintenance - 3rd Shift

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Nov 10, 2020
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
This Maintenance Manager position will report to the Senior Manager Maintenance and be responsible for providing technical and administrative leadership to a group responsible for troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining and improving the reliability of GMP and associated equipment within GMP Operations at Amgen Thousand Oaks (TO).

Please note: This position will support the Monday - Friday 3rd/overnight shift in our Thousand Oaks, CA campus.

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

Specific responsibilities include:

Strategic / Managerial
  • Meet regularly with key clients to pinpoint opportunities and establish the strategic direction for the Maintenance Team
  • Establish annual team goals and supervise progress / communicate to GMP F&E leadership team
  • Develop staff through annual Individual Development Planning and acting as a role model
  • Improve team performance by conducting regular 1:1 meetings and utilizing Maximizing Amgen's Performance (MAP) process: regular mentorship, 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 extended leadership team, partner with maintenance managers to improve Maintenance support
  • Triage and resolve issues related to Maintenance process non-conformances
  • Demonstrate knowledge of GMP F&E Process, Mechanical and Utility systems and instrumentation to develop team capabilities in diagnosis and troubleshooting of issues
  • Lead lifecycle assessment and recommend replacement / upgrades as the need arises to ensure high reliability
  • Maintain awareness of meaningful 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
  • Handle staff resources and work schedules (vacations, on-call rotation, etc.) to ensure adequate staff coverage and meet required PM calibration dates
  • Ensure that staff maintains required training qualifications and are cross-trained to support multiple GMP buildings as needed
  • Coordinate assets to support Capital Projects and work activities during maintenance shut-downs
  • Run department budget and expenses
  • May require second or third shift work

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree

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

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

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

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

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

Ability to work 3rd/ overnight shift Monday - Friday

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in life science, technical or aligned field of study
  • 6+ years of meaningful work experience in operations/manufacturing environment
  • 3+ years of experience with regulated environments (i.e. cGMP, OSHA, EPA)
  • Managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams
  • 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 implementation and verification activities
  • Demonstrated leadership attributes as an individual contributor (e.g., leadership of initiatives or participation on network level or continuous improvement teams)
  • Showed talent in process improvement methodologies
  • Demonstrate 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 opposing objectives

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

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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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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.