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Manufacturing Specialist

West Greenwich, RI
Start date
Jul 2, 2021

Job Details

Amgen Rhode Island is one of the premier biologics drug substance manufacturing sites in the world with a long history of operational excellence and highly successful commercial and clinical operations.

We are looking for a talented candidate to help deliver opportunities for reliability, efficiency, agility and differentiation for the AR5 Manufacturing plant. This individual contributor position interacts broadly across the site to implement key business results, quality initiatives, and continuous improvement projects within the manufacturing area.

Key Responsibilities:

Provide and analyzes data to support management evaluation of performance trends

Provide subject matter expertise for area of responsibility

Own quality records (change control, CAPA, deviations) and deliver to timelines

Identify and autonomously implement continuous improvement opportunities

Creation of solid business cases for improvement ideas

Collaborate with Quality, Process Engineering, Regulatory, and Process Development to implement process improvements

Support of front-line managers through on the floor presence

Own and author critical standard operating procedures and supporting documentation/training.

Review and approval of master batch records

Lead and/or support root cause investigations related to performance trends and formal deviations

Support of new product introductions and product reintroductions

Develop, implement and assess solutions for complex problems

Anticipate risk and builds contingencies to help mitigate impact

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Masters degree and 3 years of Manufacturing and/or Operations experience


Bachelors degree and 5 years of Manufacturing and/or Operations experience


Associates degree and 10 years of Manufacturing and/or Operations experience


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

Preferred Qualifications:

Hands on experience facilitating problem solving and root cause investigations in a biotechnology environment

Strong project management skills with ability to multi-task and function in a dynamic environment

Excellent communication skills, drive, and sense of urgency

Demonstrated ability to forge and maintain strong relationships within other functional areas

Ability to recommend, judge, and make good decisions in complex situations Ability to tactfully and effectively negotiate and influence

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 sophisticated human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology. Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and demonstrates its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve peoples lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the worlds leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.


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.

Join Us

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 are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.

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