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Sr. Mfg Systems Engineer- Automation

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Jun 12, 2024

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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.

Sr Mfg Systems Engineer- Automation


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this role as a member of the Amgen Manufacturing & Clinical Supplies Facilities & Engineering (MCS-F&E) Automation team you will support Clinical & Commercial Drug Product Plant Automation. This includes sophisticated and complicated system automation initiatives that require proven understanding of various automation platforms, integration between different platforms, analytical problem-solving techniques, critical thinking, project management, lifecycle management and Operational Excellence.

  • Develop and maintain process control automation solutions applying Rockwell and Siemens Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems (SCADA).
  • Support functional area projects focused on improving process equipment/utilities/facilities -to- sophisticated unit operation skids to integrate new drug product manufacturing technologies into clinical/commercial facility.
  • Lead/support technical root cause analysis, incident investigations, and solving problems related to process control issues within plant operations.
  • Support new product introductions (NPI) or new technology introductions by performing automation engineering assessments, implementing automation system configuration changes, and supporting engineering and process qualification runs as applicable.
  • Provide Continuous Improvement initiatives including Safety, Reliability, Efficiency and Environmental sustainability improvements to meet Amgens goals
  • Maintain Data Integrity Assessments with the current Amgen and Industry standards
  • Collaborate with Amgen Drug Product Plant network to improve the automation design for ATO Drug Product Plant Operations.
  • Day-to-day Operational Support including:
  • 24 x 7 Onsite/On Call: Day to Day Operational Support
  • Trouble shooting Support to Mfg. Operations
  • Automation System Administration
  • Automation System Operating Systems (OS) and HotFix assessments and rollout
  • Daily manufacturing and engineering work center team meetings
  • Preventative and corrective maintenance
  • Automation System spare parts management
  • Drive true root cause investigations and resolutions by collaborating with equipment Vendors.
  • Business Process Improvements including departmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our outstanding contributions to serve patients. For Automation professional We seek has these qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Masters degree and 3 years of Manufacturing Automation Engineering experience


Bachelors degree and 5 years of Manufacturing Automation Engineering experience


Associate degree and 10 years of Manufacturing Automation Engineering experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Manufacturing Automation Engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, Chemical Engineering or Biotech
  • Extensive understanding and background in programming, design, installation, and lifecycle management of manufacturing process controls, automation, and field instrumentation
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in developing process control strategies for New Product
  • Direct knowledge of Automation design, experience in process control engineering and solving problems with GMP biopharmaceutical production facility equipment/systems, and integrating various OEM automation software.
  • Demonstrated experience with continuous improvements resulting in enhanced safety, system reliability, and efficiency (e.g. cycle times, and reduced plant utilities usage etc.) related to Drug Product Plant Operations.
  • Experience in Capital Project Lifecycle Management: Conceptual Design, Scope and cost estimate development, case development, detailed design, engineering and validation documentation and project leadership is a plus.
  • The ideal individual must be a self-directed teammate ready to mentor, as well as, develop engineering staff and accept a team-based culture that relies on partnership.
  • Strong leadership, technical writing, and communication/presentation skills. Ability to perform independently, self-motivated, organized, able to multi-task in project environments, and skilled in communication, facilitation, and teamwork.
  • 4+ years combined experience with the following:
  • Rockwell Automation SCADA and PLC Platform.
  • Siemens SCADA and PLC Platform
  • iFix SCADA Platform
  • Electronic Batch Reporting Systems Design and implementation experience.
  • Process Control Network design including network segregation.
  • Process Control Systems: Virtual Infrastructure design and implementation and ability to perform sophisticated trouble shooting activities with Amgen IS.
  • System Integration using OPC, ETHERNET/IP technologies.
  • Knowledge of ODBC and RDBMS interfaces.
  • Compliance and regulatory requirements such as 21 CFR Part 11, ASTM 2500, S88, S95 and GAMP.
  • Knowledge of Custom-Off-the-shelf (COTS) Drug Product unit operations such as Lyophilizer, Vial Filler, Vial Washer, Capper, Depyrogenation oven, Tray Loader.


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 annual base salary range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $129,515.00 to $151,086.00.

In addition to the base salary, 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.

Amgen 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.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.

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