Amgen Maintenance Engineer in Breda, Netherlands

Amgen is a values-based organization with a powerful sense of shared purpose toward our mission: to serve patients. We provide the capabilities, resources, and rewards of a global enterprise, while maintaining the entrepreneurialism and pioneering spirit that marked our early days as a biotechnology innovator. We encourage our team members to have fulfilling and meaningful careers through challenging assignments, career development, and valuable opportunities such as this:

Do you have a solid background in mechanical, electrical & maintenance engineering? Are you familiar with sophisticated automated packaging lines? Do you love to combine your technical knowledge with your interpersonal and organizing skills? Ever experienced the joy when you enabled a team of technicians to execute complex maintenance activities, based on your accurately prepared alignments with external equipment manufactures? And always wanted to work a dynamic and growing pharma company that serves patients in a reliable and dynamic work environment?

Looking for a new challenge in which you can combine all of the above? Then don't look further, this is the right opportunity for you!

At Amgen we are proud to be known for our extremely reliable delivery of medicines to patients. Introducing more and more new medicines, in combination with our constant focus on affordable healthcare, we are constantly improving our production systems & processes. An important part of this continuous improvement journey lies in the reliability of our maintenance program.

The Maintenance & Engineering department is responsible for keeping all the production lines up and running and continuously improving the performance of all the assets involved. A team of highly trained technicians who are executing the various maintenance activities need to be able to fully rely on the preparations carried out by the Maintenance Engineering.

Basic Qualification and Requirement

The Maintenance Engineering plays a critical role in coordinating, preparing and arranging all the complex maintenance activities and ensures that all boundary conditions are met before production lines are shut down to execute the preventive maintenance activities. This role leads a team of maintenance technicians and communicates with many stakeholders. Alignment with our equipment suppliers is essential to prepare all required maintenance parts, -activities, -technical experts, safety precautions, and work permits to perform a first time right execution of maintenance on site. Close collaboration with internal stakeholders (production, planning, quality, process development, validation) is a key element of this job. Last but not least, all planned maintenance activities should be fully aligned with our Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) program. This program dictates defined maintenance intervals to execute small, medium and large sized maintenance activities.

Essential for being successful in this position is being very structured and accurate, in both working and documenting. Traveling to our equipment suppliers for training and preparing large maintenance programs is part of this role as well.

Primary Focus / General Accountability

Ensure flawless execution of complex preventive maintenance activities by accurate preparation and clearly coordinated activities for all parties involved.

Leading a team of maintenance technicians to execute preventive maintenance

First point of contact with all our (international) equipment manufactures. Alignment of plans, maintenance parts, external experts, time delivery and training.

In close contact with our senior maintenance engineers and reliability engineers to define the right and exact preventive maintenance needs and activities.

Drive continuous improvement in the maintenance processes and systems

In close contact with our (lead) technicians to assure that all their needs and requirements are part of the final preventive maintenance plan.

Arrange maintenance parts, work permits, team organization and calibration.

Working according Amgen Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to be fully compliant to our Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).


Bachelor degree level, obtained via education or by experience.

Engineering background; maintenance, mechanics and electronics or mechatronics

3+ years experience in comparable role in a regulated environment (can be from outside Pharma) or ready for your next career step after having done complex maintenance activities for multiple years, with evidence of excellent communication and planning skills.

Experience in doing business with external suppliers, preferably packaging equipment manufacturers

Solid background in accurate documenting, familiar with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)

Familiar with Computerized Maintenance Systems like Maximo, Ultimo etc.

Fluency in written and spoken Dutch and English, preferably also in German.

A Fortune 150 company operating in nearly 100 countries around the world, we invest in highly skilled, dedicated and collaborative individuals who are ready to contribute to our mission in meaningful ways and make a difference in the lives of our patients.

That's why, as a member of the Amgen team, we provide you with valuable opportunities to broaden your experience and maximize your potential. We ensure our staff are equipped to excel today and tomorrow by leveraging state-of-the-art technologies and modern working environments, encouraging open dialogue and professional debate, and collaborating with world-class talent and institutions around the globe. We believe in rewarding those who do rewarding work and are committed to providing careers that can help turn the tide of serious, life-interrupting illnesses.

Please note:

An online assessment is part of the recruitment process

For this position we only consider candidates who live in the Netherlands or on a commuting distance from our Breda office, no relocation fee is offered for the position