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Sr. Engineer

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Jun 12, 2024

Job Details


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. Engineer


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role Amgens Manufacturing Clinical Supply (MCS) Facilities and Engineering organization is seeking a highly motivated Senior Engineer to provide project engineering support to Drug Product, DP Assembly, and Synthetics areas. The candidate will play a key role in implementing new and modified equipment, facilities, and utilities and integrating new technologies to advance Amgen's clinical and commercial products' supply.

  • Provide technical leadership using engineering principles and drive forward projects varying from functional area projects focused on improving process equipment/utilities/facilities to large, complex capital projects to integrate new drug product manufacturing and device assembly and packaging technologies into clinical/commercial facilities. Leverage engineering expertise within the company and industry best practices, ensure compliance with pertinent environmental health and safety practices, and align with evolving regulatory expectations and internal quality standards to implement new equipment and/or equipment/utility/facility modifications.
  • Provide Commissioning & Qualification (C&Q) leadership to project teams to drive forward C&Q efforts for small projects (<$300K) such as equipment/utility/facility modifications to large capital projects (>$3M) that include facility construction and new equipment integration into clinical/commercial facilities. This includes ensuring effective communication flow between cross-functional teams (e.g. F&E, Manufacturing, Quality, Project controls, project management, EHSS) and functional management, leading the selection of contractors for C&Q execution, managing their training and performance, C&Q deliverables and schedule to meet project timelines, and ensuring compliance with Amgen safety, C&Q and Quality standards.
  • Manage the portfolio of improvement/innovation projects within the F&E drug product engineering group using strategic approaches and resource prioritization.
  • Be knowledgeable about compliance and regulatory aspects for equipment validation, operation and maintenance and support regulatory inspections and audits.
  • Up to 10% domestic/international travel

What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Masters degree and 2 years of Engineering and/or Operations experience


Bachelors degree and 4 years of Engineering and/or Operations experience


Associates degree and 8 years of Engineering and/or Operations experience


High school diploma / GED and 10 years of Engineering and/or Operations experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • 6+ years of relevant work experience with 3+ years experience in Biopharmaceutical operations/manufacturing environment
  • Experience working in a regulated environment (e.g. cGMP, OSHA, EPA, etc.) and familiarity with GMP quality systems/processes such as change control, non-conformances, corrective and preventative actions, and qualifications/validation
  • Direct knowledge of design and troubleshooting with GMP Biopharmaceutical Production facility equipment/systems such as continuous fill lines (washer, tunnel, filler, isolator, cappers and lyophilization), lyophilization, inspection, device assembly, cell culture reactors, chromatography, filtration as well as other equipment needed to support these processes such as autoclaves, clean-in-place (CIP) systems, washers, clean steam, water for injection, etc.
  • Ability to analyze problems, develop and propose engineering solutions in a scientific manner using data-driven techniques and analyses (e.g., Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Six Sigma, Predictive Maintenance, etc.)
  • Experience applying engineering principles to the design and implementation of system modifications, introduction of new processes, and execution of capital projects
  • Understanding of the execution process of capital projects in a GMP Biopharmaceutical Production facility including procurement, construction, startup, and validation
  • Understanding of safety requirements working in a GMP Biopharmaceutical Production facility.
  • Independent, self-motivated, organized, able to multi-task in project environments, and skilled in communication, facilitation, and collaboration
  • Team player prepared to work in and embrace a team-based culture that relies on collaboration for effective decision making
  • Strong leadership, technical writing, and communication/presentation skills

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.

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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