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Senior Maintenance Technician - Day Shift

Holly Springs, North Carolina
Start date
Jun 12, 2024

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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.

Amgen, one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies is investing $550 million to build a new multi-product drug substance biomanufacturing facility in Holly Springs, North Carolina, a biomanufacturing hub known for their life sciences industry. The new plant will combine two production formats, traditional stainless steel-fed batch and single use technology. This combination of capabilities is an approach that Amgen calls FleX Batch manufacturing, which makes the facility more dynamic and efficient, as well as requiring a smaller physical footprint than a traditional plant. Additionally, the plant will integrate innovations to advance digitalization and sustainability, aspiring to embed industry 4.0 capabilities and reduce energy consumption and waste generation to meet Amgens plan to be carbon neutral by 2027.

Senior Maintenance Technician - Utilities - Day Shift


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will provide technical expertise and guidance supporting the start-up of the plant utilities and daily operations.

During construction phase:
  • Partner with the Capital Project Delivery Team representing Site Operations to providing technical support associated with the start-up, commissioning, and qualification of the wide variety of equipment and systems used in Manufacturing, Laboratories, Utilities, and other areas at the site.
  • Support implementation of the Maintenance program meeting all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and safety requirements, local/ global regulations, and Amgen Maintenance excellence standards.
  • Support development, writing and implementation of the Maintenance program documentation including Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Change Control (CCMS), Non-Conformance (NC), Work Orders (WO), Job Plans (JP), Hazard Risk Assessments (HRA), Job Hazard Assessments (JHA), etc.
  • Ensure the safety of all staff during plant construction and start-up operations and maintenance activities.

Post-Construction completion and continued operations:
  • Performing intermediate installation, troubleshooting, maintenance, repair, testing and documentation/logs of process and utility equipment.
  • Performing operations, maintenance and repair activities on utility equipment and systems providing utilities serving Manufacturing, Lab, and various operations across the ANC site:
  • Specific plant systems include: steam, chilled water, compressed air, cooling tower water, and heating hot water.
  • Specific Manufacturing and Lab utility systems include: clean steam, water for injection (WFI), process cooling water, clean compressed air, process gases, process waste, HVAC systems, walk-in cold rooms and freezers, and other environmental control units (chambers).
  • Maintenance activities include inspections, testing, minor/major equipment overhauls, pump rebuild/replacements, valve rebuild/replacements, HVAC troubleshooting/repair, Piping modification/repair, etc.
  • Additional responsibilities include leading all aspects of maintenance service providers and equipment vendors.
  • Completing quality and safety documentation and completing the work in a safe, compliant, and timely manner according to planning and predefined schedules with minimal impact to production while aligning with GMPs, SOPs and Amgen policies and regulations.
  • Work in a highly productive and efficient manner to enhance the quantity of activities completed with focus on maintenance excellence.
  • Ensure work is appropriately communicated to system operators and key partners.
  • Ensure work order documentation is completed accurately.
  • Reviewing and technically approving maintenance reports, forms, plans and records.
  • Identify waste, work-flow interrupters, and other opportunities for improvement, recommend solutions, and assist with implementation.
  • Identify opportunities to learn new skills and actively participate in development that will improve overall team performance.
  • Represent the Utilities Maintenance team in discussions and meetings with management, peers and other site functions.
  • Provide facility and manufacturing support as needed with on-call rotation - this may be outside of normal working hours including nights, weekends and holidays.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The maintenance professional we seek is a leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma / GED and 6 years of Utility Operations or Maintenance experience OR
  • Associates degree and 4 years of Utility Operations or Maintenance experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of combined education, training, and experience in utility operations and mechanical maintenance with an emphasis on plant utility equipment and systems.
  • 3+ years knowledge of pneumatic, mechanical, and hydraulic systems and ability to effectively perform associated maintenance activities.
  • Knowledge and experience working in a highly regulated function cGMP.
  • Experience executing and documenting maintenance work orders in a computerized maintenance management system.
  • Ability to interpret P&ID's.
  • Ability to work with minimum direction.
  • Ability to effectively communicate issues and status of tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to interact constructively with peers/teams.


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.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers competitive and comprehensive Total Rewards Plans that are aligned with local industry standards.

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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