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Amgen Sr. Automation 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.

Senior Automation Engineer


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will:

Job Description

The Sr. Automation Engineer will provide automation support to ATO B15, B25, B30 and B31 Critical Equipment Monitoring Systems (CEMS) .

  • Provide hands-on PLC/DCS/HMI/SCADA programming services including development work for integration of new systems and upgrade of existing systems.

  • Follow GMP and SOP to add/remove equipment from CEMS

  • Follow GMP and SOP to add/remove user access to CEMS and/or WIN-911

  • Follow GMP and SOP to enable/disable alarms from CEMS and WIN-911 system.

  • Follow GMP and SOP to perform Preventive Maintenance activities including OS patching on CEMS & WIN-911 system.

  • Lead root cause investigation for any failures on CEMS and/or WIN-911 system.

  • Own and close deviations/CAPA within agreed upon timelines.

  • Provide training to end users on the use of CEMS system.

  • Support, review and update validation documents.

  • Project Engineering support for the automation project cycle on small/large projects.


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 dynamic individual with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate Degree


Master's Degree and 3 years of Engineering experience


Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of Engineering experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of Engineering experience


High school diploma/GED and 12 years of Engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in electrical, chemical, or mechanical engineering or Advanced degree..

  • Min. 5+ years of experience working on Rockwell Automation and Allen-Bradley PLCs including FactoryTalk View Studio ME/SE

  • Project engineering skills over and above the technical skills.

  • Excellent people, team, and verbal/written communication skills.

  • Experienced in process control engineering and troubleshooting.

  • Experience in dealing with large number of customers and business stakeholders.

  • Direct experience with regulated environments including detailed understanding of cGMPs!

  • Ability to read P&IDs, instrumentation and electrical design packages including SDS, HDS, URS, IQ, OQ, VP and VSR among other engineering and validation documentation!

  • Develop of detailed specification, engineering documents, SOP and operating standards.

  • Able to support manufacturing operations through effective troubleshooting and ensuring automated equipment uptime and reliability.

  • Knowledge of OSI PI Historian and programing languages such as VBA.

  • Ability to work with others in a team environment

  • Strong focus on safety.

  • Some documentation and computer system validation experience.

  • Automation / Controls engineering experience in a system integrator environment.


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, Puerto Rico and Canada 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.