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Maintenance Technician – AML 14

Location: Municipio de Juncos, PR

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Job Description

Come and grow with us

Are you looking for a challenging new opportunity to test and growth your technical skills? We have an immediate need for a various Maintenance Technicians to join AML’s 14 – Formulation and Filling Facility. This is an outstanding opportunity to seek a variety of challenges and responsibilities in support to our manufacturing facility at Amgen Manufacturing Limited in Juncos, Puerto Rico.

The role

Maintenance Technicians will execute intermediate maintenance activities. Operate assigned equipment, facility, utility, and HVAC Systems in accordance with established guidelines and operating procedures. Conduct basic troubleshooting and employ basic predictive technologies to identify root cause and appropriate corrective actions for equipment problems or to diagnose equipment problems.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Execute intermediate maintenance activities, or operates and monitors plant support equipment, referring complex issues or problems to more expert personnel.
  • Assist the team with maintaining an up-to-date working spare parts inventory system for the equipment/systems the team is responsible for.
  • Perform various “Housekeeping” activities, (i.e., keeping work areas clean, cleaning of equipment etc.).
  • Ensure that operational log paperwork, daily log files, and utility surveillance documentation is completed with accurate information.
  • Provide detailed training program in order to develop one’s knowledge in the maintenance and operations field and other areas of the plant.
  • All work should be completed in accordance with CFRs, cGMPs, SOPs, job plans, and Amgen policies.
  • Maintain an up-to-date cGMP training book.
  • Develop, revise, and review related SOPs or job plans/work plans for work related areas.
  • Assist in the evaluation of the current maintenance procedures and recommend changes to optimize the maintenance program.
  • Perform intermediate troubleshooting of utility, process, and HVAC related equipment/ systems.
  • Plan and schedule own work activities with operations staff to minimize impact to production activities.
  • Provide basic support of start-up of new equipment to ensure it meets all mechanical design specifications.
  • Review utility, process system/equipment, Plumbing, ductwork plans, architectural, and HVAC P&ID’s.
  • Support on-call response by maintaining a pager or cell phone while on-call.
  • Develop a basic proficiency in one or more advanced maintenance technology and understand how to apply technology to improve equipment reliability (alignment, balancing, thermography, oil analysis, ultrasound, electric motor circuit analysis, metrology or vibration monitoring).

For this opportunity the basic requirements are:

Associate’s degree and 2 years of Maintenance experience in GMP regulated environment


High School diploma and 4 years of Maintenance experience in GMP regulated environment

Beyond that, additional preferred qualifications are:

Basic Skills:

  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas through verbal and written form.
  • Basic knowledge in Instrumentation process
  • Intermediate computer skills.
  • Ability to interact constructively with peers/teams
  • Ability to seek outside resources as needed.
  • Knowledgeable of one or more of the following technical areas: Utility Plant Operations/ Maintenance, Process Equipment/ System Maintenance, HVAC Operations/ Maintenance, or Fire System.
  • Maintenance Technician Competencies.

HVAC/Certification Technician Competencies:

  • HVAC Balancing, Air Handler maintenance & troubleshooting.
  • Building Management System Operational Knowledge.
  • Familiarity with basic Clean room, Fume Hood, Biological Safety Cabinet, and Unidirectional Flow Hood systems.

Fire Systems Technician Proficiency:

  • Knowledge of various fire detection, fire prevention, and fire suppression systems and their maintenance.
  • Knowledge of low-voltage electrical systems.
  • Operational knowledge of fire control panels (FACP) and ability to perform simple troubleshooting.
  • Ability to read and understand schematics and job blueprints.

Process Maintenance Technician Competencies:

  • Route Cause Analysis, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Preventative Maintenance and Troubleshooting experience with miscellaneous production equipment (Tanks, pumps, Chrom/UF Skids, Columns, CIP, COP, Autoclaves, Glass Washers, Lyophilizers, Ovens, Tunnel Washers, Bedding Dispensers, Cage Washers, etc). Rotating equipment balancing and aligning knowledge.
  • Machine Shop and welding experience.

Utility Plant Technician Competencies:

  • Central Utility Plant Operational, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting knowledge of miscellaneous equipment (WFI Still, Clean Steam Generator, Purified Production Units, Water Distribution Systems, Water Softeners, Chillers, Boilers, Cooling Towers, Neutralization Systems, Emergency Power Systems, and UPS.
  • Building Management System Operational Knowledge.
  • Qualify Building Management System and Process Control System

The benefits

Our broad approach is one of the reasons why we are regularly recognized as a ‘Best Place To Work’. We offer an outstanding benefits package that includes an award-winning retirement and stock plan. And between the paid time off, and wellness program – and on-site child care and fitness facilities – you will find us focused on your well-being too.

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 demonstrates 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.

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.