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Amgen Sr. Engineer in Thousand Oaks, California

The Sr. Engineer will be joining Facilities & Engineering (F&E) group within Development Supply Chain organization at Amgen. The group’s mission is to enable introduction and integration of new technologies while ensuring existing clinical and commercial facilities and equipment operate reliably. This position will report into Senior Manager of Engineering supporting drug product supply at Amgen Thousand Oaks site.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide system ownership for Biopharmaceutical process equipment. Identify, support, and/or lead implementation of engineering based improvements or upgrades to the equipment or facility systems. This may include development of business case 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.

  • Directing and coordinating equipment maintenance as necessary to ensure systems are working at peak capacity.

  • Ensure necessary commissioning and qualification of systems is completed and interact with inspectors as necessary.

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

  • Solving issues to support and 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 regional medical activities align with practices, policies and standard operating procedures.

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 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 continuous fill lines (washer, tunnel, isolator, cappers and lyophilization), filling, lyophilization, inspection, device assembly, cell culture reactors, chromatography, filtration as well as other equipment needed to support these processes such as autoclaves, clean in place (CIP) systems, washers, clean steam, water for injection, 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, ambitious, organized, able to multi-task in project environments, and skilled in communication, facilitation, and teamwork

  • Great teammate prepared to work in and embrace a team based culture that relies on collaboration for effective decision-making

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

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

  • Up to 10% domestic/international travel

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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.​