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Specialist QA

West Greenwich, RI
Start date
Aug 16, 2022

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Quality, Quality Assurance
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
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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.

Specialist QA


What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world! In this vital role, you will be responsible for PQA Off the Floor support and activities. This team is a centralized team supporting two manufacturing facilities (AR5 and AR30), as well as the entire Amgen Rhode Island site. The team provides coaching, mentorship, and guidance to Manufacturing, Quality Control, Process Development, Supply Chain, Facilities & Engineering and IS staff regarding quality systems processes and compliance. Responsibilities include the following: Provide Quality oversight to Major Deviations, Change Controls, CAPAs/EVs, New Product Introductions (NPIs), Product Re-Introductions (PRIs) and Master Batch Records (MBRs) to ensure that operations products are manufactured, tested, stored, and distributed according to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Good Distribution Practices (GDP) and other applicable regulations.

Additionally, this individual will be responsible for:
  • Ensuring that changes that could potentially impact product quality are assessed according to procedures
  • Ensuring that Facilities, Equipment, Materials, Manufacturing processes, Procedures and Products align with cGMP practices as well as other relevant regulations
  • Delivering Quality guidance to Document Management Systems records (CDOCs and GDMS)
  • Establishing and enable LEAN practices
  • Driving operational improvement initiatives and projects
  • Supporting Audits and Inspections

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The motivated professional we seek is a strong communicator with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree OR
  • Masters degree and 3 years of Quality, Manufacturing, Process Development or Process Engineering experience OR
  • Bachelors degree and 5 years of Quality, Manufacturing, Process Development or Process Engineering experience OR
  • Associates degree and 10 years of Quality, Manufacturing, Process Development or Process Engineering experience OR
  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Quality, Manufacturing, Process Development or Process Engineering experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Scientific degree in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Applied Engineering or Manufacturing Technologies
  • Experience in QA oversight of manufacturing, analytical and engineering activities
  • Experience in investigations, change controls, and CAPAs processes system knowledge
  • Ability to evaluate compliance issues and interact with regulatory inspectors
  • Experience and training in Trackwise, CDOCS, Maximo, LIMS
  • Experience in managing multiple, competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Direct bulk drug substance and drug product experience Demonstrated proficiency of written and verbal communication skills (including technical writing and presentations) with ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with technical and senior management staff
  • Ability to problem solve and make scientific risk-based decisions
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Excel, Word, Power Point, Smartsheet and Teams

Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also 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, Puerto Rico and Canada 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.


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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One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks
United States
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