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Maintenance Manager

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Nov 14, 2023

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Quality, Quality Assurance
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
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Youve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? 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. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Maintenance Manager


What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world!

This position will report to the Sr. F&E Manager and be responsible for providing technical and administrative leadership to a group of responsible for planning, scheduling, troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining and improving the reliability of GMP and non-GMP equipment at Amgen Thousand Oaks (TO). Managerial responsibilities include: establishing strategy, objectives, and goals for the team, improving team performance and achievement of key metrics/milestones, supervising and technically developing direct reports, and supporting Amgens continuous improvement culture.

Specific responsibilities include:

Strategic / Managerial

  • Meet regularly with key clients to find opportunities and establish the strategic direction for the Maintenance Team.

  • Establish annual team goals and track progress / communicate to GMP F&E leadership team

  • Develop staff through annual Career Development Planning and acting as a role model

  • Improve team performance by conducting regular 1:1 meetings and leveraging Maxmizing Amgens Performance (MAP) process : regular coaching, mid-year and end of year reviews, compensation planning, and talent management planning

  • Promote culture of Operational Excellence and Safety through purposeful presence on the floor (Regular job task walk-through with staff members)

  • As a member of the extended leadership team, partner with maintenance managers to improve Maintenance support

  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise to triage and resolve issues related to Maintenance process non-conformances


  • Leverage knowledge of GMP F&E Process, Mechanical and Utility systems and instrumentation to develop team capabilities in diagnosis and troubleshooting of issues

  • Manage lifecycle assessment and recommend replacement / upgrades as required to ensure high reliability

  • Maintain awareness of relevant industry and regulatory trends for calibration /instrumentation and maintenance

  • Provide input for responses to regulatory inspections or internal audits relating to instrument calibrations or maintenance programs

Logistical / Administrative

  • Manage staff resources and work schedules (vacations, on-call rotation, etc.) to ensure adequate staff coverage and meet required PM calibration dates

  • Ensure that staff maintain required training qualifications and are cross-trained to support multiple GMP buildings as needed

  • Coordinate resources to support capital projects and work activities during maintenance shutdowns

  • Manage department budget and expenses

  • May require second or third shift work


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree OR

Masters degree and 2 years of maintenance and/or operations/manufacturing experience OR

Bachelors degree and 4years of maintenance and/or operations/manufacturing experience OR

Associates degree and 10 years of maintenance and/or operations/manufacturing experience OR

High school diploma / GED and 12 years of maintenance and/or operations/manufacturing experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in life science, technical or aligned field of study

  • 6+ years of relevant work experience in operations/manufacturing environment

  • 3+ years of experience with regulated environments (i.e. cGMP, OSHA, EPA)

  • Managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams

  • Experience working with ATO GMP F&E clients and systems (Bulk Manufacturing, Filling and Packaging, Supply Chain, Quality Labs, Small Molecule Manufacturing)

  • In-depth technical knowledge of GMP instrumentation

  • Experience supporting GMP capital project execution and verification activities

  • Demonstrated leadership attributes as an individual contributor (e.g., leadership of initiatives or participation on network level or continuous improvement teams)

  • Demonstrated proficiency in process improvement methodologies

  • Leverage a strong background in GMP Maintenance combined with excellent leadership and communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Ability to support multiple clients and prioritize resources against competing objectives


What you can expect of us

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.

This position will be paid on an hourly basis. The annualized base pay range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $96,055 - $118,339.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

  • Stock-based long-term incentives

  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns

  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages 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.

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Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your 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.


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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Thousand Oaks
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