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Director, Engineering

Holly Springs, North Carolina
Start date
Jun 6, 2024

Job Details


If you feel like youre part of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of.

Be part of Amgen's newest and most advanced drug substance manufacturing plant. When completed, the Amgen FleX batch facility will combine the latest in disposable technologies with traditional stainless steel equipment to allow for maximum flexibility in operations The FleX Batch facility will not only feature the best in-class drug substance manufacturing technologies with embedded industry 4.0 capabilities, but it will also integrate sustainability innovations to reduce carbon and waste, as part of Amgen's plan to be a carbon-neutral company by 2027.

Director, Engineering


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world! In this role you will provide direction, management, planning and administration of Engineering and Maintenance resources for Amgen North Carolina (ANC), to ensure all facility and production requirements are met. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • This role will work closely with the Capital Project Delivery team and Site Operations team in implementing the long-term operations strategy for this new site.
  • Provide planning and technical support for ongoing commissioning and qualification activities.
  • Continue to develop and implement the long-term strategy for technical support for ongoing operations and maintenance of installed systems and equipment including system processes and setups essential to maintaining the plant assets.
  • Manage and update the long-range strategies, goals and objectives and associated budgets for all site soft and hard services including but not limited to site operations, housekeeping, cafeteria, site maintenance, calibration programs, etc.
  • Ensure Central Utilities, Preventive Maintenance and Calibration programs are aligned with cGMP requirements and current global regulations and operating consistent with federal laws and regulations.
  • Direct the ANC Central Utilities systems and processes, responsibility for supplying uninterrupted service to the ANC site within specifications.
  • Be responsible for Amgen F&E staff and Service Providers for ongoing site operations and maintenance.
  • Ensure that procedures are in place for cGMP activities and are followed by area personnel and contractors.
  • Management and monitoring of maintenance services to manufacturing, utility, and facility assets and systems through the Maintenance Work Order Program.
  • Manage Site Energy and Sustainability process thorough a continuous improvement program with focus on maintaining or improving existing energy conservation goals and initiatives.
  • Responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining the Facilities and Engineering department budget.
  • Alert senior management of critical quality, compliance, supply, and safety risks.
  • Perform management responsibilities associated to organize, development, coaching, mentorship of the Facilities and Engineering team, as well as the performance evaluation of direct reports.
  • Institute supporting organization and business structures, including innovation and talent development, selecting, and on-boarding contracted personnel, ensuring there are an adequate number of personnel to perform the functions in accordance with site and cGMP requirements.
  • Set realistic deadlines for achieving strategic objectives.
  • Ensure others have the information, authority, and support needed to achieve objectives.
  • Allocate organizational resources in alignment with strategic plans and priorities.
  • Active integration into Amgen global networks to deliver value to the collective operations.
  • Willingly makes tough decisions and difficult trade-offs on behalf of the organization.
  • Anticipate challenges the organization may face in the future.
  • Monitoring that different organization-level decisions are based on data and sound reasoning.
  • Orchestrate organizational resources and activities to accomplish objectives.
  • Commits resources to build a strong innovation portfolio and capitalize on new business opportunities.
  • Build a culture that cultivates and rewards creativity and innovation.
  • Fosters a culture that is equipped to handle change and transformation effectively.
  • Analysis and accurate review of engineering / construction / maintenance cost forecasts against scope.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The dynamic engineering professional we seek is a leader with these qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate Degree and 4 years of Engineering experience


  • Masters Degree and 8 years of Engineering experience


  • Bachelors Degree and 10 years of Engineering experience


  • In addition to meeting at least one of the above requirements, you must have at least 4 years experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs, or directing the allocation of resources. Your managerial experience may run concurrently with the required technical experience referenced above.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of facilities and engineering experience in the Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Engineering industry
  • Strong experience with regulated environments (i.e., cGMP, OSHA, EPA)
  • Direct experience in facility, equipment, and utility systems maintenance and operations
  • Experience managing Calibration and Preventive Maintenance programs
  • Experience with Reliability and Asset Management programs
  • Knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems and associated work process flows including managing Spare Parts procurement and inventory
  • Experience applying Root Cause Analysis techniques
  • Direct experience in managing facility and maintenance service providers
  • Experience identifying and implementing sustainability initiatives
  • Knowledge in Lean Six Sigma tools and/or Lean Maintenance experience with a continuous improvement mentality
  • Proven effective communication, leadership, and escalation with an excellent verbal and oral communication
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships across the network
  • Negotiating, Budgeting, Goal setting and Capacity Planning/Inventory skills
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to prioritize key areas of focus and the proactive leadership involvement
  • Strong leadership skills with the knowledge of staff relations, coaching and mentorship of people
  • Computer Proficiency (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Maximo)


What you can expect of us

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.

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 now

for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.



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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