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Engineer - Container Closure Integrity

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Jun 5, 2024

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HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?Youve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? 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. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.Engineer - Container Closure Integrity LiveWhat you will doLets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role The Engineer, in Container Closure Integrity, is responsible for engineering activities required for the development / qualification / validation and transfer of physical GMP test methods for combination products, devices, primary containers, and secondary packaging parts related to container closure integrity. The Engineer shall have the ability to work on multiple projects at one time that may involve changes or new product, processes, tooling or equipment introduction to improve quality and reliability and reduce cost. Phases of projects include: developing combination product test methods, providing key experienced support for qualification, validation, transfer, and life cycle support of methods for manufacturing, new product introduction, training, and production support. Responsibilities:
  • Develop, qualify, and validate GMP physical test methods for vials, prefilled syringes, and injection devices related to container closure integrity.
  • Manage implementation of equipment and technology related to container closure integrity and associated processes
  • Work in teams to transfer new combination product test method and assembly requirements to manufacturing, by developing six sigma processes and compiling documentation for manufacturing assembly requirements.
  • Implement projects per Manufacturing Science and Technology organization and company procedures to ensure projects are completed on schedule and within established budget.
  • Provide experienced support for investigations as well as new process development required to improve manufacturing operations.
  • Ensure that qualification parameters are met for product assembly requirements.
  • Support development of cost estimates for new processes, gauges and equipment development used in generation of capital request documentation.
  • Generate procedures necessary to support department and new process equipment.
  • Provide experienced training to individuals in the operation and maintenance of processes, test methods and equipment introduced to Quality Control and/or the manufacturing department (i.e. production operator, mechanics, process engineers).
  • Generate/author and be responsible for the Test Method documents.
  • Gather test method requirements that result in equipment that operates safely and considers ergonomic factors in the design
  • Perform other duties as required by the Group Manager
  • Maintains integrated timelines collecting appropriate multi-functional details and work which are aligned with the functional and project work
  • Networks internally to ensure alignment, commitment to project objectives and timelines as well as to ensure effective execution of projects
  • Networks with manufacturing, quality and regulatory organizations both internal and external to Amgen
  • Drives the multi-functional communication and integration of information to optimize decision making, issue resolution and change management throughout project lifecycle
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are applied to communicate project status and risks associated with integrated timelines to leadership
  • Integrates partner/vendor timelines with Amgen timelines as appropriate
The position will require approximately 10% travel to international locations assisting our development partners during implementation of container closure integrity methods into their processes.WinWhat we expect of youWe are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek is a go getter with these qualifications. Basic Qualifications:Masters degree OrBachelors degree and 2 years of engineering/scientific experience. OrAssociates degree and 6 years of engineering/scientific experience. OrHigh school diploma / GED and 8 years of engineering/scientific experience. Preferred Qualifications:
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineer, Chemical or Biomedical Engineering, or Chemistry
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed team environment
  • 2 years of experience in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry
  • 2 years of experience in equipment, method, and mechanical design
  • Technical writing experience
  • Experience with SolidWorks (or other 3D-CAD software)
  • Experience with combination products and regulatory requirements
  • Experience applying Minitab (or other statistical software packages)
  • Experience with container closure integrity testing
ThriveWhat you can expect of usAs 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. The expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan
  • Stock-based long-term incentives
  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns
  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible
Apply nowfor a career that defies imaginationObjects in your future are closer than they appear. Join 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.


We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

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