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Sr. Packaging 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. Packaging Engineer


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will report into the Packaging Engineering group under Combination Product Operations (CPO) and is located in Thousand Oaks, CA. The position will support global supply, new product introductions, partnerships/acquisitions and combination products. This position will apply engineering principles to implement the accurate design, qualification and implementation of Primary and Secondary Packaging components and the associated systems such as documentation, equipment, and processes. A knowledge of common materials used in healthcare packaging is key to this role. Material knowledge of structural components are integral in the day-to-day oversight of this role: bottles, labels, trays, lidding material, leaflets, paperboard, sterile barrier packaging, corrugate, etc. This role may have some junior level management potential and the successful candidate will also apply excellent organizational, project management, technical problem solving and communication (written and verbal) skills, with the ability to work in teams and adapt to a dynamic environment.

  • Possible management of junior level engineers and contingent workers
  • Lead testing and evaluations to recommend and select primary and secondary packaging materials for both large and small molecule products
  • Perform distribution testing per ASTM D4169. Complete testing standards using ASTM, ISO, TAPPI, USP and EP
  • Writing of test protocols, perform technical evaluations and testing to support reports used to uphold the use of selected materials and packaging components
  • Crafting specifications along with implementation through technical change records
  • Build, modify, and approve engineering drawings using AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, Solid Works, or similar software applications
  • Assist in trouble shooting and leading investigations on Packaging Component problems for areas in production, warehouse, incoming inspection (minor and major deviation lead)
  • Support line trials and packaging validation activities prior to introduction of any new or change in components/processes
  • Collaborate with multi-functional teams (i.e. Manufacturing, Process Development, Quality, Supply Chain, Maintenance, Device Engineering, Primary Container Engineering, Artwork/Labeling, Regulatory, etc.) in pre-commercial and commercial activities
  • Represent CPO and Manufacturing Sciences and Technology (MSAT) as Final Product Technical Lead
  • Support Pre-Approval Inspections, Audits, and interact with regulatory bodies (e.g., FDA, EMEA, etc) as needed

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our outstanding 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 Packaging, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related engineering field

Bachelors degree and 4 years of Packaging, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related engineering field


Associates degree and 8 years of Packaging, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related engineering field


High school diploma / GED and 10 years of Packaging, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related engineering field

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in Packaging, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related engineering field
  • 7+ years of packaging engineering experience with 4+ years within the Pharma/Bio industry
  • Familiar with distribution testing per ASTM D4169. Familiarity with ASTM, ISO, TAPPI, USP and EP testing standards.
  • Knowledge of primary and secondary packaging systems and material science is critical to the position
  • Strong organizational, project management, technical problem solving and communication (written and verbal) skills, and the ability to work in teams and adapt to continuously evolving environment
  • Excellent understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Good Documentation Practices (GDP)
  • Independent problem solver with demonstrated skills working in teams or leading project teams

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
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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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