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Manager Pilot Plant

Cambridge, MA
Start date
Nov 21, 2022
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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.

Front Line Manager (Pilot Plant Manager)- Onsite (Rhode Island)


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will lead a team of staff responsible for daily cell culture and purification bioprocessing operations. This position will implement a variety of production-related operations and technology evaluations, including but not limited to:

  • Performing processing on the floor, performing supporting activities such as media preparation, and equipment set-up/cleaning, managing staff and projects

  • Ensuring a world-class safety culture, continuously seeking to implement LEAN concepts for the improvement of efficiency and productivity as well as ensuring data integrity

  • Implementing production runs, experiments, commercial program support, and characterization efforts

  • Defining & detailing operation practices, ensuring documentation accurately reflects operations performed, developing and implementing area improvements (efficiency and safety) and lean principles, commissioning equipment, and participating in operations meetings.

  • Playing a key role in performing hands on evaluations and forming collaborations both internal to Amgen and with Vendors to advance upstream and downstream processing capabilities

  • Performing and leading all aspects of new product introductions, technology transfer, experimental design, equipment commissioning, and participate in equipment design

  • Analyzing data, process results, summarize findings, and identify challenges to future commercial processes

  • Communicating results through internal presentations, authoring standard operating procedures, document results in electronic lab notebooks, manufacturing procedures, and technical reports

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated analytical, project management, and continuous improvement

  • Must be willing to work off hours or non-standard shifts


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Masters degree and 3 years of Manufacturing and Operations experience


Bachelors degree and 5 years of Manufacturing and Operations experience


Associates degree and 10 years of Manufacturing and Operations experience


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


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

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Solid knowledge of upstream and/or downstream, as well as a general knowledge of the associated analytical, and media/buffer preparation techniques

  • Upbeat and technically-minded, with strong interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Demonstrate the capacity to learn new systems and applications

  • Work effectively in team and/or project environments; possess strong math and digital literacy, as well as the ability to apply science-based thinking to practical applications

  • Experience in cGMP production environment useful

  • Bachelors degree in Biology, Chemistry, or Chemical/Biological Engineering (or other relevant field) and 1+ year of managerial experience


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 improve 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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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 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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