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Senior Associate Quality Assurance

West Greenwich, Rhode Island
Start date
Jun 13, 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 Quality Assurance

This position works a rotating day shift (A or B shift), with five days worked during one week (M, Tu, F, Sa, Su) and two days the following week (W, Th). Shift hours are 7am to 7pm.


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will be responsible for Plant Quality Assurance (PQA) On the Floor in support of Manufacturing activities. This position provides the opportunity to work directly with Manufacturing staff during bulk drug substance operations to facilitate real-time decision-making regarding quality requirements. This is an outstanding opportunity to foster a positive relationship and learning environment between Manufacturing and Quality staff, and also to provide coaching, guidance and direction to Manufacturing, Quality Control, and Facilities/Engineering staff regarding compliance and quality systems. This position works a rotating day shift (A or B shift), with five days worked during one week (M, Tu, F, Sa, Su) and two days the following week (W, Th). Shift hours are 7am to 7pm.

  • Provide Quality oversight to ensure that products are manufactured, tested, stored, and distributed according to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Good Distribution Practices (GDP), and other applicable regulations.
  • Provide Quality oversight during on-the-floor analytical testing.
  • Ensure that facilities, equipment, materials, processes, and procedures follow cGMPs and other applicable regulations.
  • Ensure that changes that could potentially impact product quality are assessed according to procedures.
  • Ensure that deviations from established procedures are investigated and documented per procedures.
  • Ensure that production records and testing results are complete, accurate, and documented according to written procedures and cGMP requirements.
  • Perform review and approval of cGMP processes, procedures, and records, including but not limited to, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), batch records, deviations, and logbooks.
  • Author, review, and approve quality documents such as risk assessments, training materials, engineering documents, automation documents, protocols, and reports.
  • Alert senior management of potential quality, compliance, supply, or safety risks.
  • Complete assigned training to permit execution of required tasks.
  • Drive operational improvement initiatives, programs, and projects.
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned, to assist in completion of activities associated with the attainment of group, departmental, and company goals.

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 a self-starter with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:
  • High school/GED + 4 years Quality/Manufacturing work experience OR
  • Associates + 2 years Quality/Manufacturing work experience OR
  • Bachelors + 6 months Quality/Manufacturing work experience OR
  • Master's
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree and 2 years of Quality/Manufacturing work experience
  • Experience working in a cGMP environment
  • Experience with decision making
  • Experience with analytical testing and/or general compendia testing
  • Experience working with batch records and other GMP documentation
  • Knowledge of data integrity requirements
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Teams)
  • Experience collaborating within and across functional areas and demonstrated customer service focus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and navigate ambiguity, with minimal oversight, in a fast-paced environment

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.

The expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

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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