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Senior Maintenance Technician


This is a Contract position in Los Angeles, CA posted August 2, 2022.


Youve earned your degree.

How will you use that achievement to reach your goals?

Do more with the knowledge youve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have.

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.

Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Senior Manufacturing Technician Live What you will do Lets do this.

Lets change the world.

In this dynamic role you will ensure reliable equipment and facility performance by improving uptime and enabling integration of new technologies to advance Amgens clinical and commercial products’ supply.

Responsibilities include: Maintenance and repair of all production mechanical equipment.

Support the maintenance, operation and repair of all systems, subsystems, and equipment within the Amgen Fill / Finish facility.

Provide support to engineering and operations in the design, installation, testing, operation and maintenance of Fill Finish manufacturing and support equipment.

Ensure all assigned equipment and associated subsystems are maintained in the following manner: All Preventative maintenance is performed at the appropriate interval and is completed by the assigned due date.

All equipment remains in the designed and/or validated state.

All equipment operation is in accordance with Federal, State, Local and Amgen regulations, procedures, and policies.

Ensure / maintain all assigned equipment areas in a constant state of inspection readiness; specifically, but not limited to, the following: Cleanliness.

Personnel and Equipment Safety.

Compliance to cGMP requirements.

Identify training deficiencies, provide recommendations for training and where applicable provide training.

Continuously evaluate all associated Standard Operating Procedures, engineering drawings, job plans, and various other controlled documentation for accuracy and applicability.

Submit appropriate change requests to supervisor to correct any deficiencies discovered.

Continuously evaluate maintenance practices to eliminate non-productive activities and implement productivity enhancements.

Perform troubleshooting of electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical equipment.

Work near hazardous chemicals, high and low temperature liquids, high pressure liquids and gases, steam, and moving machinery/equipment.

Coordinate and oversee contractors who perform repairs, modifications, and installations of various equipment.

Work directly with Manufacturing, Engineering and various Quality organizations on new system installations or modifications and improve equipment availability.

Attend all required cGMP and Safety trainings as required by Department Policy.

Complete onthejob training using established training procedures.

Maintain qualifications as assigned.

Win What we expect of you We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients.

The Manufacturing professional we seek is a collaborative partner with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications: Associate’s degree and 4 years manufacturing experience OR High School Diploma/GED and 6 years of manufacturing experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Detailed knowledge of pharmaceutical filling, freeze drying, and packaging equipment operation, maintenance, and repair.

Proficiency of pumps, valves, mechanical seals, motors, and proper lubrication.

Strong documentation and attention to detail skills to ensure work orders, GMP compliance, safety and other regulatory documents are readable and error free.

Proficiency in cGMP as pertains to job requirements.

Proficiency in Predictive Maintenance philosophy and techniques.

Solid understanding of Lock-out Tag-out (LOTO) practices.

Develop, revise & review related technical documents Able to partner with and become a resource to customers.

Anticipates, identifies, and defines needs.

Demonstrated ability to take ownership of customers problems.

Demonstrates full ability to identify and implement more complex process improvements within each functional group which improves inspection readiness, productivity, reduces time bound maintenance, or eliminates non-value-added activities.

Ability to use project management skills to complete improvement projects by their due dates.

Demonstrate familiarity with the operation and use of various machine shop equipment (CNC machine and lathe is a plus).

Must continuously demonstrate the ability to work safely in an environment containing hazardous chemicals, high and low temperature liquids, high pressure liquids and gasses, steam, varying electrical voltages and moving machinery.

Must have the ability to read and Understand P&lDs, work from Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and have basic computer skills using word processors, spreadsheets, databases, and email.

Ability to perform maintenance and equipment servicing according to Standard Operating Procedures.

Knowledge of and ability to use Computerized Maintenance Management Systems.

Must be detail oriented and demonstrate good record keeping practices.

Ability to work overtime or temporarily modify shift schedule to support manufacturing operations as needed.

Must have effective communication skills.

Effectively work with minimum or no supervision.

Must be detail oriented, organized, and capable of multi-tasking Ability to work overtime or temporarily modify shift schedule to support manufacturing operations as needed.

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Must be able to climb ladders and work at elevations up to 15 feet.

Thrive Some of the vast rewards of working here 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.

Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act Generous Total Rewards Plancomprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefitswith compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor Apply now for a career that defies imagination Objects in your future are closer than they appear.

Join us. 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.

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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment.

In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.