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Amgen Engineer in Thousand Oaks, California

Job Description

A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be the world’s largest independent biotechnology company, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential. Amgen is committed to unlocking potential treatments for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics

Amgen runs a Formulation Development facility in Thousand Oaks as part of its Drug Product Technologies (DPT) GMP and non-GMP for solid Oral dosage forms strategy. Our existing facility is currently preparing for a rejuvenation and expansion project to support our exciting pipeline and associated GMP campaigns. We are seeking to appoint an experienced leader to assume the role of Sr. Engineer to manage the Formulation Development lab, equipment, facility and compliance. This leader will be responsible for two GMP areas.

Scope of Responsibility

The Sr Engineer is responsible for managing the life cycle and day to day production support requirements associated with the products and process equipment at the Thousand Oaks DPT facilities. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Serve on the formulation leadership team for the labs

  • Provide technical support to troubleshoot, identify and resolve process and system issues as needed and manage call coverage

  • Own and lead investigations associated with process deviations and non-conformances

  • Manage change controls, corrective actions and preventative actions associated with products and process equipment

  • Responsible for the validation master plan, including strategy, cleaning validation, etc.

  • Responsible for product lifecycle management and associated electronic batch records

  • Effectively collaborate with key customers and support groups (Quality, Process Development, network partners)

  • Deliver results in accordance with cGMP and safety requirements

  • Build, develop and maintain a manufacturing training team that ensure effective and efficient staff training

  • Lead and support regulatory inspections for areas of responsibilities including develop playbooks for the inspections

  • Build, develop and retain a diverse and high performing team

  • Deliver against organizational financial commitments

  • Develop and implement departmental strategy and plans that are aligned with the broader organizational strategy

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree


  • Master’s degree and 3 years of GMP manufacturing experience


  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of [Job Code’s Discipline and/or Sub-Discipline] experience


  • Associate’s degree and 10 years of [Job Code’s Discipline and/or Sub-Discipline] experience


  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of [Job Code’s Discipline and/or Sub-Discipline] experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated managerial experience in a GMP manufacturing plant, preferably a drug substance plant for solid oral dosage forms.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of regulations for the manufacture of solid orals dosage forms

  • Demonstrated experience in applying Six Sigma, Lean and Operational Excellence concepts and work processes

  • Ability to do data analysis, data management and create visualization tools to manage day to day operations as well as drive higher level facility and operational decisions.

  • Cross-functional work experience in either Process Development, Quality or Engineering

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, drive, sense of urgency, energy level and problem-solving abilities

  • Proactive and Enthusiastic

  • Demonstrated ability to forge and maintain strong relationships and benchmark with other functional areas

  • Demonstrated ability in providing leadership to cross-functional teams to advance complex projects

  • Experience in matrixed, cross-site network environments

  • Ability to effectively develop and coach staff and positively advance the culture of the organization

  • Proven project management experience, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously


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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