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Amgen Engineer in Thousand Oaks, California


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.


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this role you will work with the Manager Engineering and will serve as the plant engineer and system owner for process equipment in an innovative bulk biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility.

The Plant Engineering team is responsible for the equipment used to scale up and produce Amgen’s supply of clinical drug substance and several recently launched commercial products. The team is routinely introducing new processes, implementing improvements, and growing the capabilities as new technologies emerge.

  • Provide operational support, troubleshooting, and optimization for assigned equipment

  • Support equipment maintenance activities to improve reliability

  • Apply engineering principles to the design and implementation of new equipment

  • Identify risks and implement risk reduction strategies

  • Lead and implement improvement efforts including cycle time reduction, efficiency gains, and yield enhancement opportunities

  • Lead or support technical root cause analysis, incident investigations, and solving problems on equipment

  • Analyze problems, develop and propose engineering solutions in a scientific manner using data-driven techniques and analyses

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

  • Apply process engineering principles in the design, specification, construction, startup, and validation of process equipment and systems for capital projects of moderate scope and complexity


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The engineering professional we seek will possess these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

Master’s degree

OR Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of Engineering experience

OR Associate’s degree and 6 years of Engineering experience

OR High school diploma / GED and 8 years of Engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Direct experience with regulated environments (e.g. FDA, cGMP, OSHA, EPA, etc.).

  • Hands-on experience with manufacturing process equipment including sophisticated troubleshooting, reliability and performance improvements, and design optimization.

  • Direct experience in equipment engineering and troubleshooting with fermenters, bioreactors, centrifuges, chromatography columns and systems, and/or ultrafiltration/diafiltration systems.

  • Solid understanding and experience with cGMP procedures and engineering practices on pharmaceutical/biotech production processes, facilities, and equipment.

  • Experience with change control, nonconformance, corrective and preventative actions, and validation practices.

  • Experience supporting design and startup engineering directly related to bulk biopharmaceutical production including process equipment and facilities design, procurement, construction, startup, and validation.

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

  • Ability to work weekends


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.

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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.