Associate Pilot Plant

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jan 09, 2022
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


Youve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge youve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.



What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will execute a variety of production and technology related operations in the Downstream (Purification) area of their large-scale pilot plant. The pilot plant delivers data and material to support process development of early and late stage clinical biologic molecules. The plant also prototypes and develops new technologies to support advancement of Amgens equipment and operations for current and future biologic facilities.

This Associate will perform hands on operations of purification equipment. The purification equipment typically includes large scale chromatography, various types of filtration, ultrafiltration /diafiltration and equipment cleaning. In addition, the applicant may perform new product introductions, technology transfer, experiment design, equipment commissioning, and participate in equipment design. The applicant will communicate results through authoring standard operating procedures, detailing results in electronic lab notebooks, manufacturing procedures, presentations, or meeting notes. This role will analyze data, process results, summarize findings, and identify challenges to future commercial processes


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The biotech/pharma Associate professional we seek is a collaborative team-player with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelors degree


Associates degree and 4 years of Manufacturing, Scientific or Operations experience


High school diploma / GED and 6 years of Manufacturing, Scientific or Operations experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree and previous bio-processing/biotech experience

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Analytical, project management, and continuous improvement skills.

  • Ability to work off hours or non-standard shifts.


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 Plancomprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefitswith compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided 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 accommodation.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.