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Senior Associate Manufacturing

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Feb 6, 2024

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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.

Senior Associate Manufacturing


What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world! In this vital role you will be part of the Manufacturing team which is responsible for supporting preparation, start-up, and commercial manufacturing of Epogen Drug Substance Intermediate (DSI) in Building 7 at Amgens Thousand Oaks campus. Epogen is Amgens first product, and has improved the lives of over 2.8 million patients since it was approved in 1989.

Responsibilities of this role include:
  • Lead manufacturing start-up activities

  • Support F&E in testing and operation of manufacturing equipment

  • Support commissioning and qualification of new equipment

  • Train staff on the operation of manufacturing equipment

  • Operate in classified cleanroom environments, including Grade 9 through Grade 5

  • Set-up, CIP, and SIP of production equipment

  • Operation of equipment on the production floor per standard operating procedures

  • Review and revise procedures and forms

  • Monitor manufacturing processes and raise issues to management

  • Facilitate the drive towards continuous improvement in the facility

  • Collaborate with Quality, Engineering, Process Development, Validation, and Operations to resolve manufacturing events in a timely manner.

  • Assure appropriate escalation to management when personnel and environmental safety, equipment functionality, product supply, or quality are at risk.

  • Champion safety and compliance at all times.

  • Coordinate improvement projects

  • Participate on cross-functional teams and represent the manufacturing teams

  • Own and manage Minor Deviations, ensuring on-time closure


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The biotech/pharma manufacturing professional we seek is a collaborative team-player with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Masters degree Or

Bachelors degree and 6 months of manufacturing and operations experience Or

Associates degree and 2 years of manufacturing and operations experience Or

High school diploma / GED and 4 years of manufacturing and operations experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Technical understanding of DSI manufacturing operations, such as media preparation, scale-up hood operations, bioreactor, and roller bottle operations

  • Experience training staff on manufacturing equipment, such as bioreactors, stainless steel vessels, UF/DF, roller bottle machine, Roller Bottle Storage and Retrieval System (robot), and cleaning systems

  • Degree in life sciences or engineering

  • Experience with aseptic operations in Grade 5 cleanrooms

  • Strong scientific, technical interactions with partner organizations such as PD and F&E

  • Ability to understand, apply and evaluate basic chemistry, biology and physical principles

  • Demonstrated technical writing skill

  • CFR and Regulatory knowledge

  • Experience with Delta V

  • Experience with lab equipment/testing


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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Corporate Headquarters
One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks
United States

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