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:


The job opportunity

Do you have a solid background in mechanical, electrical & maintenance engineering? 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?

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! You will be working closely together with different departments to ensure the equipment availability: maintenance, production, quality and reliability.


  • Coordinate (un)planned maintenance and technical issues: troubleshoot and advise.

  • Actively participating in execution, set up and improvement of inventory control.

  • Coordinate and support calibration of equipment.

  • Operationally supports maintenance technicians and contractors.

  • Provide (practical / operational) input for general maintenance improvements.

  • Assist Reliability Engineer in setting up budgets and guarding of maintenance budgets .

  • Implement and maintain education / instruction plan for ME department and process owners.

  • Planning and scheduling of all maintenance activities, hereby using resources and budgets in an optimal way. Advice Reliability Engineer on problems.

  • Lead reviews and optimizations of prepared maintenance jobs.

  • Co-lead of development and optimization of maintenance concepts.

  • Document, report and evaluate equipment behavior.

  • Identify repetitive failure modes and lead actions.

  • Technical support for, reviewing, execution and set up of validation documents for new product launches and capital projects.

  • Determination of scope and selection of vendors for (small) technical projects.

  • Assist and evaluate Reliability Engineer in design phase.

  • Execution of project scope of small projects and guarding of tasks.

  • Evaluate handover in cooperation with Reliability Engineer.

Minimum Requirements

To be successful in the role of Maintenance Engineer at Amgen you need several years of experience in maintenance in a regulated manufacturing environment or have experience with maintenance consultancy for such companies. Furthermore:

  • Bachelor degree relevant to the field of maintenance (mechanical, mechatronics, electrical) or equivalent through experience.

  • Typically 3-5 years relevant experience in a manufacturing and maintenance environment.

  • Preferably good knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

  • Able to communicate cross functional and bring teams together.

  • Key competencies: Analytical, social, autonomous and relationship builder.

We offer you a great opportunity to be part of our growing company, work on your own development, whilst making sure our medicines find their way to the patients who need them.

Amgen is 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

Due to our relocation policy, for this vacancy, we can only consider candidates who reside in the Netherlands or candidates who live on a commuting distance from Amgen Breda