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Sr Associate Manufacturing

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Nov 14, 2023

Job Details


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.

Senior Associate Manufacturing


What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world!

The Amgen, Pharma Product Manufacturing facility, in Thousand Oaks, directly supports Amgens pipeline of clinical drug product supply to patients across the globe. The Sr. Associate Manufacturing Drug Product role offers the opportunity to collaborate with multiple functions within the Thousand Oaks site on a routine basis in a dynamic environment (Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Engineering, Facilities, Maintenance, Process Development, Process Engineering, etc.) while developing a deep understanding of the manufacturing operations and planning activities within the facility!

In this role, you will work with a team responsible for supporting multiple Drug Product manufacturing operations, including formulation, sterile-isolator filling, aseptic filling, and lyophilization activities. The team leads the efforts of maintaining the highest levels of safety, quality, compliance, and efficiency while balancing a dynamic production schedule. The Associate will work to support multiple internal customers and partners including Supply Chain, Quality Assurance, Process Development, and Engineering.

The Senior Associate Manufacturing will be specifically responsible for:

  • Executing drug product filling and formulation activities, respectively

  • Performing initial review of manufacturing batch records

  • Maintaining a safe environment while adhering to compliance standards and by identifying additional preventative measures

  • Crafting and/or revising standard procedures

  • Leading continuous improvement initiatives, which may be multi-functional in nature

  • Performing data analysis (e.g., SPC, CPV) of critical process parameters and making recommendations to Engineering and/or Process Development teams

  • Developing finite schedule for tasks including, unit operations

  • Reviewing efficiency and identifying countermeasures for issues impacting cycle time alignment

  • Elevating critical and impactful events to management

  • Utilizing appropriate systems for job duties (SAP, QMTS, and LIMS etc.)

  • Supporting the introduction of new products and technologies into the facility

  • Initiating and owning quality records, including but not limited to non-conformances (NC), Corrective/Preventative Actions (CAPA)


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:

Masters degree Or

Bachelors degree and 6 months of Operations or Quality experience Or

Associates degree and 2 years of Operations or Quality experience Or

High school diploma / GED and 4 years of Operations or Quality experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of biopharmaceutical experience, including work within drug or pharmaceutical product manufacturing environment, which includes aseptic and sterile filling environments, as well as lyophilization

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Microbiology, Life Sciences, Business or a related field

  • An understanding of Lean concepts and application within a regulated manufacturing environment

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with technical and management staff within the manufacturing, quality and process teams

  • Basic project management skills

  • Demonstrates emergent leadership traits and strong cognitive resolution abilities


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.

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

Apply now

for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

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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