Associate Manufacturing- Cell Bank

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jan 21, 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.

Associate Manufacturing-Cell BankLive

What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this dynamic role you will perform operations for cell bank production. Responsibilities include:

  • Hands-on operations in support of Cell Bank production in a clean room environment.

  • A bulk of the operations occur in a Grade 5 hood and requires additional gowning and strict adherence to aseptic practices.

  • Prepare media per defined manufacturing procedures (MPs) and standard operating procedures (SOPs)

  • Follow GMP documents (SOPs, MPs) with strict adherence to safety and compliance

  • Perform and supervise critical processes and able to interpret data to understand process performance

  • Perform in process sampling of cell culture flasks and operate analytical equipment

  • Maintain an organized and clean workspace

  • Work in a clean room environment wearing full clean room gowning, hairnet and latex gloves when performing all work.

  • Work performed in a Grade 5 hood requires additional gowning consisting on sterile mask, sleeves and double gloves

  • Initiate quality deviation records

  • Draft and revise documents (SOPs, MPs)

  • Identify, recommend, and implement improvements related to routine functions

  • Assist in the review of paper and electronic documentation for assigned functions (equipment logs, batch records)

  • Available to work various shifts (day, swing, graves, weekends, holidays, 5x8hrs, 4x10hrs) as decided by the production schedule.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our outstanding contributions to serve patients. The Manufacturing professional we seek is a collaborative partner with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree OR Associates degree and 4 years of Manufacturing & Operations experience OR High school diploma / GED and 6 years of Manufacturing & Operations experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in Biology and/or Life Sciences

  • Able to work in teams to complete operational tasks

  • Ability to take direction well, follow documents and policies at all times

  • Ability to take initiative

  • Create a positive work environment through interactions with team members

  • Mechanically inclined

  • Able to lift up to 50lbs and work on your feet for long durations


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

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

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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.