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Amgen Senior Automation Engineer in Singapore, Singapore

Role Description:

  • Lead and manage the development of new product launch, new capabilities and optimization operational project initiatives to facilitate technical transfer of new program into manufacturing and provide the automation solution

  • Provides technical support for new equipment/process start-ups and operation

  • Responsible for the execution of all design, build and run activities

  • Ensure robust testing of new configuration features based on structure risk assessments

  • Coordinate validation activities in collaboration with Manufacturing, IT, and QA

  • Partner with cross functional teams to ensure end-to-end process design and system integration to maximize operational efficiency

  • Identify opportunities to improve existing control processes and equipment by leveraging and setting industry best practices

  • Lead complex operational plant troubleshooting efforts and investigation of production process, equipment, systems and code/configuration

  • Perform Root Cause Analysis, develop corrective and preventive actions, effective countermeasures and implement the solutions to prevent recurrence

  • Work closely with stakeholder to ensure production supply

  • Collaborate with cross functional team to resolve incidents, events or deviations

  • Provide operational support to the GMP processes including some off-hours on-call support

  • Support plant improvement initiatives and projects

  • Active involvement in proposing the direction and implementation of the automation control

  • Make changes to manufacturing process control under strict GMP change control management process to optimize processes and maintain compliance

  • Update or develop standard operating procedures, work instructions, functional / design specifications associated with automation control and system

  • Support engineering process performance management, audit and inspection

  • Provide technical guidance to team of engineers

  • Provide training to plant personnel on automation control process

  • Develop technical solutions to complex problems requiring the regular use of ingenuity and creativity

  • Promote Safety, Quality and Compliance culture and continuous improvement mindset that lead to plant safety, quality and compliance to regulatory requirement

  • Support Service Owner and System Owner roles for DeltaV and PLCs at ASM

Education / Licenses

  • Doctorate degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or Life Sciences OR

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or Life Sciences and 2 years of directly related experience OR

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or Life Sciences and 4 years of directly related experience OR

  • Diploma in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or Life Sciences and 8 years of directly related experience

Relevant Experience

  • 6+ years’ experience in manufacturing automation, particularly in biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries

  • Hands on experience with automation systems and be particularly proficient in Emerson and Siemens technology

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage projects and work effectively as a team player

Competencies / Skills

  • Working knowledge of pharmaceutical/biotech processes

  • Working knowledge of GAMP software development lifecycle, ANSI/ISA-S88 and S95 industry standards

  • Working knowledge of EHSS requirements

  • Team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse group of people at multiple levels within the organization

  • Able to work independently and drive results on multiple assignments in fast-paced environment

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and customer focused

  • Proactive and willing to take on challenges

  • Experience in supporting information interfaces, data conversion and network infrastructure

  • Experience with installation, administration and troubleshooting computer data networks and servers is preferred

  • Define, measure and improve system performance based on tangible metrics

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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.

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