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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.

This position reports into the Primary Container Engineering department within CORE under Combination Products Operations in Thousand Oaks. This position involves support of senior staff in the initiation, design, and delivery of projects, particularly in primary container design, characterization, and qualification. Position requires the application of engineering principles to successfully perform the job functions. This role will leverage technical skills and the ability to coordinate and communicate across different functions to successfully complete projects. The Engineer shall have the ability to work on multiple projects at one time that may involve changes or new product, processes, tooling or equipment introduction to improve quality and reliability and reduce cost.


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world.

  • Employ basic engineering skills and practices to gather user requirements and translate them into technical documentation for execution.

  • Assist with project definition by performing engineering studies and assessment for drug delivery systems.

  • Perform field evaluations of existing systems and provide engineering design recommendations.

  • Design and development of primary container systems.

  • Design and development of physical test methods with respect to container and combination product integration of drug delivery systems

  • Capable of machine design from initial conception through fabrication and into implementation.

  • Provide detailed data analysis to enable senior staff to make informed decisions.

  • Assist with project definition by performing engineering studies/assessments for device and container characterization/qualification in a GMP environment.

  • Investigate and develop new processes required to improve manufacturing operations. Improvements may be required for a variety of reasons (i.e. quality, reliability, new product introduction, cost saving).

  • Implement projects per Final Product Technologies and company procedures to ensure projects are completed on schedule and within established budget.

  • Qualify new primary container platforms

  • Update User Requirement Specifications of primary container closure systems for new and existing Amgen products

  • Provide hands-on technical support for primary component issues related to customer complaints, aseptic filling, lyophilization and inspection operations for the manufacture of commercial biopharmaceuticals


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The engineering professional we seek is an employee with these qualifications.

Master’s degree


Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of engineering experience


Associate’s degree and 6 years of engineering experience


High school diploma / GED and 8 years of engineering experience


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.

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.

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.