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Pilot Plant Manager

Amgen

This is a Contract position in West Greenwich, RI posted May 28, 2020.

The Amgen Rhode Island Pilot Plant is seeking a Front Line Manager (FLM) to lead a team of staff responsible for daily cell culture and purification bioprocessing operations.

This position will execute a variety of production-related operations, including but not limited to: equipment set up, operational execution, detailed scheduling, leading new product introductions and managing staff.

Additionally, the FLM is accountable for ensuring a premier safety culture, continuously seeking to implement LEAN concepts for the improvement of efficiency and productivity as well as ensuring data integrity.

The ARI Pilot Plant is responsible for all aspects of production planning and execution to support pipeline development runs for material and data generation, life cycle management to support commercial process optimization and tech transfer of new programs being introduced into AR-5 and AR-30.

The Pilot Plant’s capabilities include a mix of Single Use and Stainless Steel bioreactors up to 500L scale and full purification to generate drug substance for non-GMP use.

The equipment is highly automated via Delta V distributed control system and GE Unicorn execution software.

The operations are driven by Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and data recorded in electronic batch records.

The environment is challenging, fast-paced and ever-changing with varying degrees of process definition, but very rewarding for those that like hands-on science and want to make process improvements in a development space.

Basic Qualifications: Doctorate OR Master’s degree and 3 years of Manufacturing/ Operations experience Or Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of Manufacturing / Operations experience Or Associate’s degree and 10 years of Manufacturing/Operations experience Or High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Manufacturing/Operations experience And Previous managerial experience directly managing people and/or experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources Preferred Qualifications Solid knowledge of upstream and/or downstream, as well as a general knowledge of the associated analytical, and solution preparation techniques (media and buffer) Upbeat and technically-minded, with strong interpersonal and organizational skills Demonstrate the ability to learn new systems and applications, and various purification techniques Work effectively in team and/or project environments; possess strong math and computer skills, as well as the ability to apply science-based thinking to practical applications Experience in cGMP production environment Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, or Chemical/Biological Engineering (or other relevant field) and 1 or more years of managerial experience in Life Sciences field Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work.

We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission
– to serve patients.

We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

We equip all our staff members to live well-rounded, healthy lives.

Most recently, Amgen added benefits for transgender employees and continues to pride itself on industry-leading, family-friendly offerings for families of all compositions.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and uses 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 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.

Join Us If you’re seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you’ll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics.

Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win.

Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

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.