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Amgen Senior 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 dynamic role you will provide engineering support for the Biopharmaceutical Production facilities. Responsibilities include:

  • Identify, support, and/or lead implementation of new equipment and engineering based improvements or upgrades to the equipment or facility systems. This may include development of reason for improvement and identification of design requirements and then translation of requirements into process equipment/system design, specification and supporting the construction, startup, and validation of equipment.

  • Coordinating equipment maintenance to ensure systems are in proper working order

  • Ensure commissioning and qualification of systems are completed and interact with inspectors

  • Monitor systems to identify performance risks and implement risk reduction strategies

  • Providing problem solving support to reduce production downtime. This will involve leading and/or supporting technical root cause analysis and implementation of corrective/preventive action

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

  • Ensure systems are installed and operating safely align with pertinent environmental health/safety practice, rules and regulations

  • Up to 10% domestic travel

  • Weekend and evening work will be required


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our outstanding contributions to serve patients. The Engineering professional we seek is a dedicated partner with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree OR

  • Master’s degree and 3 years of Engineering experience OR

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of Engineering experience OR

  • Associate’s degree and 10 years of Engineering experience

  • OR High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering

  • 6+ years' of relevant work experience with 5+ years' experience in Biopharmaceutical operations/manufacturing environment

  • Experience working in a regulated environment (e.g. cGMP, OSHA, EPA, etc.) and familiarity with GMP quality systems/processes such as change control, non-conformances, corrective and preventative actions, and qualifications/validation

  • Direct knowledge of design and troubleshooting with GMP Biopharmaceutical Production facility equipment/systems such as chromatography columns and skids, filtration systems such as viral and tangential flow filtration, single-use and stainless tanks, as well as other equipment needed to support these processes such as autoclaves, clean in place (CIP) systems, parts washers, etc.

  • Ability to analyze problems, develop and propose engineering solutions in a scientific manner using data-driven techniques and analyses (e.g., Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Six Sigma, Predictive Maintenance, etc.)

  • Experience applying engineering principles to the design and implementation of system modifications, introduction of new processes, and execution of capital projects

  • Understanding of the execution process of capital projects in a GMP Biopharmaceutical Production facility including procurement, construction, startup, and validation

  • Understanding of safety requirements working in a GMP Biopharmaceutical Production facility.

  • Independent, self-motivated, organized, able to multi-task in project environments, and skilled in communication, facilitation, and collaboration

  • Phenomenal teammate prepared to work in and adopt a team based environment that relies on collaboration for effective decision-making

  • Strong leadership, technical writing, and communication/presentation skills

  • Work schedule flexibility to support 24/7 operations, requiring occasional after-hours engineering coverage as required from time to time


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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