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Senior Associate Manufacturing - Scheduler

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Feb 17, 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.

Sr Associate Manufacturing - Scheduler


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 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. This Sr. Associate Scheduler position is responsible for managing the day-to-day production schedule for Epogen Cell Culture operations. This is a highly visible role across the site with the core responsibility of supporting manufacturing and F&E by delivering a detailed schedule of manufacturing, maintenance, and client activities. This role will also offer the opportunity to propose, participate, and lead team improvement initiatives to drive improved productivity and scheduling accuracy. Additionally, this role is a key communication and technical interface between the GMP manufacturing team in the plant and our partner organizations within the global network.

Job scope and responsibilities:
  • Build and maintain the Cell Culture production schedule for Clinical and Commercial manufacturing in a multi-suite facility.

  • Lead meetings as necessary and update and communicate the schedule to clients.

  • Forecast potential issues and help drive solutions.

  • Schedule EF&R activities, validation, and project support.

  • Work with the various teams (EBR, PTS, PD, CPE, Supply Chain, and Purification) on New Product Introduction and Resupply.

  • Requires scientific and technical understanding.

  • Champions Lean Transformation and OE initiatives, facilitates the drive towards continuous improvement in the plant and tracks progress on a plant level.

  • May support Manufacturing in troubleshooting Nonconformance events, conducting problem solving and RCAs, owning class 2/3 NCs, and works with Quality, EF&R, EH&S, PD, CPE, etc to develop and own CAPAs to prevent recurrence.

  • May collaborate with Regulatory and Quality partners to manage change control records and respond to regulatory questions and/or audit findings.

  • Technical expert who leads or participates in projects to introduce new products and/or advanced technologies into the plant.

  • Off business hour on-call support as needed.

  • Knowledge of complex excel formulas or background in programming

  • General Knowledge of Smartsheets

  • Experience with Data Visualizations, generating reports using power BI, Tableau, Spotfire or similar programs


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 individual with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Masters degree in Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Life Sciences Or

Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Life Sciences and 6 months of manufacturing and operations experience Or

Associates degree in Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Life Sciences and 2 years of manufacturing and operations experience Or

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

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Degree in Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Life Sciences and the following :

  • Experience in GMP Tech Support roles, GMP operations, process development or scheduling.

  • Technical knowledge of drug substance (upstream and/or downstream) processing and broad understanding of related disciplinary areas

  • Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret technical data through trend analysis, forecasting, modeling

  • Ability to effectively communicate complex technical information with internal and external colleagues of varying organizational levels in both presentation and technical writing forms

  • Ability to coach, mentor and/or cross train colleagues within core technical areas

  • Background in lean manufacturing methodologies and operational excellence


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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