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Amgen Process Development Associate - Robotics Systems in Juncos, Puerto Rico

Are you looking for a meaningful new opportunity to test and growth your technical skills? We have an immediate need for a Process Development Associate – Robotics Systems to join AML’s Process Development Organization. This is an outstanding opportunity to seek a variety of challenges and responsibilities in support to our manufacturing facility at Amgen Manufacturing Limited in Juncos, Puerto Rico.

The Role

The role of the Process Development Associate - Robotics Systems is to implement new, or continuously improve existing robotic applications for the manufacturing, assembly, inspection and packaging of parenteral products in different formats, including pre-filled syringes, vials and auto-injectors. Robotic applications include material handling, assembly and packaging of components and drug products.

The role requires the candidate to develop a deep understanding of the operations to identify and develop efficient methods and processes to improve operations efficiency and reliability thru technology innovation. The role requires good documentation skills to write reports that can be used in regulatory audits. The candidate will also assist the team delivering training and sharing knowledge to peers.


Technical Responsibilities

  • Work in collaboration with Drug product manufacturing plants to find opportunities to improve processes through robotics

  • Develop process solutions to a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity enabling new equipment and technology

  • Responsible for ensuring that risks are identified, assessed and corrected to ensure the safety, purity, quality, and efficiency of the product(s) manufactured and personnel

  • Under general supervision will evaluate, select and apply standard engineering techniques and procedures

  • Evaluate and recommend technologies to implement new, or improve existing processes

  • Support the development of user requirements specifications for new systems

  • Support the commissioning and qualification of new and existing assets

  • Support the characterization of new or existing assets, identifying boundary limits and critical parameters

  • Design and support fabrication of custom equipment components (e.g. robot grippers)

  • Document custom designs and support training and Standard Operating Procedure development of robotic implementations

  • Provide support in investigations and the proposal and implementation of corrective actions related to investigations

General responsibilities:

  • Available to support non-standard shift operations in a 7/24 format including extended hours and/or weekends as needed.

  • Meet specific project team goals and timelines.

  • Develop project plans and strategies for implementation working with project managers and SMEs.

  • Work in teams with multiple subject areas, including manufacturing, process engineering, maintenance, quality assurance, and validation to implement projects.

  • Communicates and/or presents scientific/ technical information within area of expertise across projects within a function/department, and occasionally to the external scientific community (i.e. regulatory agencies, review boards, conferences)

  • May develop supervisory and mentoring skills.

  • Contributes to and may author scientific/technical documents (i.e. posters, presentations, publications, regulatory marketing applications, patent applications, technical reports, investigation reports)

  • May represent the department on project teams under supervision of a senior scientific staff member.

  • May initiate productive collaborations within and outside of the department or company.

Basic education & experience

Bachelor’s degree

Preferred qualifications

Technical Skills

  • Knowledge and experience in industrial robotics (ABB, FANUC, KUKA, Denso, Universal Robots)

  • Knowledge in 3D design packages

  • Knowledge on mechanical design and parts fabrication

  • Knowledge on PLC controls programming (Rockwell Automation / Allen Bradley (SLC500, PLC5, Micrologix, Compact Logix and Control Logix), Siemens Simatic/TIA, B&R)

  • Programming languages (Microsoft Visual Basic, .Net, Visual C#, Python, jscript, vbscript)

General Skills

  • Educational Background in Life Science or Engineering

  • Excellent communication skills: oral and written. Interacts effectively with variety of communication and working styles.

  • Fully bilingual in Spanish and English

  • Demonstrated strong problem solving and conflict resolution

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, initiative and self-motivation.

  • High quality and compliance mind set to work in a highly regulated GMP industry.

  • Computer literacy (Windows environment: Word, Excel, Power Point, Minitab)

The benefits

Our broad approach is one of the reasons why we are regularly recognized as a ‘Best Place To Work’. We offer an outstanding benefits package that includes an award-winning retirement and stock plan. And between the paid time off, and wellness program – and on-site child care and fitness facilities – you will find us passionate about your well-being too

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission – to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

We equip all our staff members to live well-rounded, healthy lives. Most recently, Amgen added benefits for transgender employees and continues to pride itself on industry-leading, family-friendly offerings for families of all compositions.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and uses its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

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.

Join Us

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.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.​