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Senior Associate Facilities

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Nov 15, 2023

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Administration, Facilities
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
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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 Facilities


What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world!

Amgen Thousand Oaks is looking for a Senior Associate Facilities within Amgens Manufacturing & Clinical Supply Drug Substance Supply Organisation to provide maintenance leadership and technical expertise in support of facility equipment/systems, utility systems, and/or production suites. The Senior Associate Facilities ensures that systems operate within designed parameters and align with all safety and cGMP guidelines and Amgen procedures. The area of responsibility may consist of multiple facilities, subject areas, or clients. The Senior Associate Facilities works to minimize the impact of maintenance activities on production while maintaining a high level of reliability and quality.

Responsibilities include:
  • Directing, planning, and delegating tasks to personnel in daily operations, corrective action, and preventative maintenance activities in a reliable and compliant manner. This includes, but is not limited to, maintenance and emergency repair of all production-related utilities and facility equipment that support GMP production, such as HVAC, HEPA certifications, pressure cascades, water purification systems, plant and clean steam, chillers, and clean gas systems.

  • Creating, editing, or obsoleting training materials for associated equipment systems and evaluating staff proficiency and qualification records.

  • Developing and maintaining the current repair job plans and spare parts inventory control for associated equipment.

  • Interacting with various support teams for integrated contracted partners for calibration support and outside vendors that provide contracted maintenance.

  • Managing and overseeing the performance and compliance of contractors, suppliers, and vendors that support the facility and utility systems, ensuring that they adhere to Amgen standards and contractual obligations.

  • Working closely with the Global Facility Office (GFO) partners on projects and deliverables related to the facility and utility systems, providing input and feedback, and ensuring alignment and coordination.

  • Assuring that quality and safety change control procedures are followed and changes are approved prior to execution and purchases are authorized.

  • Working in accordance with CFRs, cGMPs, SOPs, and Amgen policies.

  • Participating in on-call rotations for after-hours facility and manufacturing support and working outside of established shift hours upon short notice, as needed.

  • Understanding room classification and gowning requirements, alarms and associated subject matter expertise, and fundamental control system strategy and logic to solve and provide data trends from EMS/BMS/USC systems.


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 2 years of maintenance experience OR Associates degree and 6 years of maintenance experience OR High school diploma / GED and 8 years of maintenance experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2-year technical/AA/AS degree in building maintenance, mechanical maintenance, plant engineering, or related technical field.

  • 7+ years of combined education and experience with 4+ years in an FDA (GMP) or comparable regulated environment.

  • Experience with RCA facilitation and participation, RCM, TPM, or other reliability-centered concepts, and installation, troubleshooting, maintenance, repair, and testing of HVAC, laboratory, and utilities equipment.

  • Advanced knowledge of pneumatic, mechanical, and hydraulic fundamentals, as well as advanced skills in the use of power and hand tools in the building trades, such as carpentry, plumbing, and electrical.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills, high mathematical understanding, excellent reading skills, and intermediate to advanced computer and typing skills.


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

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and demonstrates 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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Corporate Headquarters
One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks
United States

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