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Amgen Senior Manager Automation Engineering - Pilot and Development Automation in Thousand Oaks, California


If you feel like you’re part of something bigger, it’s because you are. 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. We are global collaborators who achieve together—researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Senior Manager Automation Engineering - Pilot and Development Automation


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this dynamic role you will develop a matrixed team of engineers to implement strategic development of automation technologies for Amgen. The team will design, develop, and deliver innovative solutions enabling the advancement and intensification of Amgen processes. Responsibilities include:

  • Manage and lead process automation support teams for Drug Substance and Drug Product pilot plant facilities in Thousand Oaks, CA and Cambridge, MA.

  • Lead a small team of technology development authorities in collaboration with vendors to design automated process equipment and compliant manufacturing software for systems that are novel to the industry and/or new to Amgen manufacturing operations.

  • Network internally and externally to define problem statements and identify key technologies and potential solutions in the advanced automation and process control field.

  • Plan and implement major change efforts for automation strategy for the company, beginning in the Manufacturing and Clinical Supply (MCS) organization:

Develop business case and resource estimate. Define the strategy for automation and process control within advanced bioprocessing operations. Partner with senior management within Process Development to secure resources for programs of critical importance. Lead the team implementing the development strategy.

  • Serve as an experienced advisor to senior level management and ensure the automation development strategy aligns with Amgen Process Development strategy.

  • Partner with Process Development scientists, Amgen IS, and commercial manufacturing teams to ensure compliant delivery of developed solutions.


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 a collaborative partner with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree and 2 years of Engineering experience OR Master’s degree and 6 years of Engineering experience OR Bachelor’s degree and 8 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.

  • 2 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or advising the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field.

  • 10-15 years experience working in the process automation field within the biopharmaceutical industry.

  • Ability to work independently and in small groups.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in implementation of advanced process control applications in an industrial setting (e.g. Model Predictive Control, Adaptive Control).

  • Familiarity with multivariate statistics and linear systems theory.

  • 5-10 years experience as an engineer or system administrator within the DeltaV Distributed Control System.

  • Greater than 4 years proven experience leading matrixed teams.


What you can expect of us

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.

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization

  • 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

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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.