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Amgen Sr Engineer in Holly Springs, North Carolina

HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?

You’ve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you’ve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Senior Engineer / System Owner

Does the thought of building an entirely new site from the ground up excite you? Do you love cultivating sustainable systems and impactful teams? If you want to be a part of Amgen’s mission to serve patients – every patient every time – then check out this new opportunity.

Amgen, one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies is investing $550 million to build a new multi-product drug substance bio-manufacturing facility in Holly Springs, North Carolina, a bio-manufacturing “hub” known for their life sciences industry. The new plant will combine two production formats, traditional stainless steel-fed batch and single use technology. This combination of capabilities is an approach that Amgen calls “FleX Batch” manufacturing, which makes the facility more dynamic and efficient, as well as requiring a smaller physical footprint than a traditional plant. Additionally, the plant will integrate innovations to advance digitalization and sustainability; aspiring to embed industry 4.0 capabilities and reduce energy consumption and waste generation to meet Amgen’s plan to be carbon neutral by 2027.

The investment will bring approximately 355 jobs comprised of highly skilled workers that will be built on a foundation that promotes diversity, inclusion and belonging. The site will include the manufacturing plant, warehouse, central utilities and office space. Amgen is targeting 2025 for site completion.

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What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. The Senior Engineer System Owner will be joining the Facilities & Engineering (F&E) group to partner closely with the corporate engineering team to design, build, commission, and qualify new equipment and systems needed for drug substance production as well as developing domain expertise to support operations upon start up.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide system ownership for Biopharmaceutical process equipment. Identify, support, and/or lead implementation of engineering-based improvements or upgrades to the equipment or facility systems. This may include development of business case for improvement and identification of design requirements and then translation of requirements into process equipment/system design, specification and supporting the construction, startup, and validation of equipment.

  • Develop equipment maintenance programs, ensure the availability of spare parts, and coordinating maintenance activities to ensure systems are in proper working order.

  • Ensure systems are installed and operating safety and stay in sync with pertinent environmental health/safety practice, rules and regulations.

  • Ensure commissioning and qualification of systems is completed in alignment with GMP requirements and interact with regulatory inspectors.

  • System guidance to identify performance risks and implement risk reduction strategies.

  • Providing problem solving support to reduce production downtime. This will involve leading and/or supporting technical root cause analysis and implementation of corrective/preventive action.

  • Support new product/technology introductions by performing engineering assessments, implementing equipment modifications, and supporting engineering runs.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree

OR

Master’s degree and 3 years of Engineering experience

OR

Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of Engineering experience

OR

Associate’s degree and 10 years of Engineering experience

Or

High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering

  • 6+ years' of relevant work experience with 5+ years' experience in Biopharmaceutical operations/manufacturing environment

  • Direct knowledge of design and troubleshooting with GMP Biopharmaceutical Production facility equipment/systems such as cell culture reactors, centrifugation, chromatography, tangential flow 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., Data Analytics, Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Six Sigma, Predictive Maintenance, etc.)

  • 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

  • Experience applying engineering principles to the design and implementation of system modifications, introduction of new processes, and the oversight of capital projects

  • Understanding 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, ambitious, organized, able to multi-task in project environments, and skilled in communication, facilitation, and teamwork

  • Collaborative teammate prepared to work in and embrace a team based environment that relies on communication for effective decision-making

  • Strong leadership, technical writing, and communication/presentation skills

  • Work schedule flexibility as required to support 24/7 operations, requiring occasional after-hours engineering coverage

Ability for domestic/international travel

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Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey

  • A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

  • Generous Total Rewards Plan—comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits—with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

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