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Specialist Manufacturing - AML7 Process Owner - Puerto Rico  

Amgen (company)

Posted on : 07 May 2017

Project Description


With minimal supervision, support the execution of manufacturing/quality systems such as non-conformance, process validation, procedures, training, and new product introductions. Apply process, operational, scientific expertise, basic compliance knowledge, and analytical & troubleshooting skills to support manufacturing operations. May serve as primary production process owner for process support systems and assist with process ownership responsibilities on more complex process systems. This role is crucial for Amgen’s success and it will be a key contributor in AML7 Drug Substance Manufacturing area.


Applied Process Expertise
Support non-standard shift organization, including weekends and extended hours as per business needs.
Initiate, revise, and approve manufacturing procedures. Ensure all procedures reflect current operations. Serve as a document owner.
Assess process performance by observation of floor operations and review of performance data. Evaluate, plan, and implement solutions for process improvement opportunities.
Provide troubleshooting support.
Assist in generation of training materials and may assist in providing training on scientific or technical aspects of the process.
Process Monitoring
Support establishment of process monitoring parameters and control limits. Collect process-monitoring data and support the assessment of deviations.
Provide support of timely execution of the process monitoring quarterly reports.
Non-Conformance (NC) and Corrective Actions & Preventive Actions (CAPA)
Ensure that all Non-conformance are triaged within the established goal.
Responsible for authoring investigation reports.
Responsible for execution of corrective actions.
Responsible for managing NC/CAPA closure within established goal.
Monitor and communicate incidents trends.
Review equipment/system Root Cause Analysis investigations and support trend evaluations.
Process Validation
Assist with generation of process validation protocols and reports.
Assist with the execution of the process validation.
Support collection and analysis of process validation data.
May participate in regulatory inspections
New Product Introductions (NPI) & Process or Equipment Modifications
Participate in the NPI process to assess requirements for documentation, materials, training, and equipment modifications.
Assess, prioritize, justify, and provide implementation and project management support for process or equipment modification projects.
Change Control
Own, assess, and execute manufacturing change controls impacting the process.
Projects and Initiatives
Participate on the assessment or implementation of special projects or initiatives.

Basic Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree & 5 years of technical services and/or manufacturing industry experience
Master’s degree & 3 years of technical services and/or manufacturing industry experience
Doctorate degree

Educational background in Life Science and/or Engineering within concentration in Industrial Biotechnology, Bio-engineering, and/or Chemical Engineering.
Pharmaceutical industry experience.
Experience working with fermentation processes.
Detailed technical understanding of bio-processing unit operations.
Skilled in performance of GMP production operations.
Regulatory knowledge and interactions.
Participate and help lead cross-functional teams.
Ability to communicate and collaborate with technical and management staff within Manufacturing, Process Development, and Quality.
Organizational, technical writing and presentation skills.
Project management skills.
Knowledge of control charting.
Availability to support non-standard shift.
Bilingual (Spanish and English)

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.