Specialist QA- AML6 Drug Substance


You've earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you've worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared mission-to serve patients-drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world's leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Specialist Quality Assurance - Drug Substance


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will oversight on-the-floor operations, you will be responsible that pharmaceutical products are manufactured, tested, stored and distributed according to cGMP practices and other applicable regulations, in addition to facilities, equipment, materials, organization, processes, procedures and products.

Amgen is looking for a Specialist QA - aligned to a nonstandard work scheduled (shifts), for our manufacturing operation at Puerto Rico site, Amgen Manufacturing Limited. As Specialist QA, you will bring forth out of the box thinking, an agile mentality, proven domain expertise and highly developed understanding of Quality processes and controls in support to a large-scale 24/7 drug substance manufacturing plant -AML6.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Implement quality disposition (approval or rejection) of bulk drug substances.
  • Provide Quality mentorship to ensure that operations for clinical and licensed pharmaceutical Drug Substance (API) are manufactured, tested, stored, and managed according to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Good Laboratory Practices (cGLP), and other applicable regulations.
  • Ensures that deviations from established procedures are identified, reported and document per procedures.
  • Ensures that changes that could potentially impact drug substance quality are assessed according to procedures
  • Ensures that production records and testing results are complete, accurate, and documented according to written procedures and cGMP requirements
  • Champion continues improvement initiatives, programs and projects. Developing efficiency projects and supervises progress.
  • Accountable for assigned training adherence to permit the successfully completion of tasks.
  • Teamwork and partnership cross functionally to ensure the Quality Management System processes are carried out in accordance with established procedures.
  • Supports internal/external audits and inspections as part of the audit/inspection management team including acting as Quality unit representative as needed.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients! The Specialist Quality Assurance professional we seek is an individual contributor leader with these qualifications.

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 3 years of Quality or Manufacturing support experience in GMP regulated environment


Bachelor's degree & 5 years of Quality or Manufacturing support experience in GMP regulated environment

Beyond that, additional preferred qualifications are:

  • Educational background in Life Science and/or Engineering.
  • Expertise in Quality Systems such as Deviations (Non-conformities, CAPA, and Change Control.
  • Experience in Electronic Systems such as: Documentations platforms (CDOCS), Maximo, Trackwise, LIMS, electronic batch record (MES) and SAP.
  • Experience in computer systems validation or computer systems quality assurance (consulting background technical proficiency).
  • Robust knowledge of and experience with processes involved in manufacturing and distribution, QA, QC, and Process Development.
  • Experience with Validation of GxP applications, Validation Master Plan, Installation Qualification (IQ), Risk Assessment/GxP assessment, Operational Qualification (OQ), and Performance Qualification (PQ) Protocols, Test Scripts, and Completion/Summary Reports approvals as per the compliance requirements.
  • Validated experience as Quality Contact for complex projects involving packaging, inspection, and new drug substance/products with experience in commissioning and qualifications.
  • Enhanced skills in leading, influencing and negotiating with the ability to interact with regulatory agencies and evaluate compliance issues.
  • Strong communication (both written and oral), facilitation and presentation skills. Fully Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Validated skill in working independently and to optimally interact with all levels throughout the organization.


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we 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 Plan-comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits-with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico 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.