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Amgen Sr Engineer in Thousand Oaks, California


You’ve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? 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. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Sr Engineer


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will be responsible for engineering activities required for development / qualification / validation and transfer of GMP physical test methods for combination products, devices, primary container, and secondary packaging components, as required. This individual shall have the ability to work on multiple projects at one time that may involve either new or changed product, process, tooling or equipment introduction to improve product quality and reliability.


  • Assure transfer of new combination product test methods to QC or manufacturing, by developing six sigma processes and compiling all required documentation.

  • Implement projects per CPO (Combination Product Operations) and company procedures to ensure projects are completed on schedule and within established budget.

  • Apply core engineering principles to develop physical test methods for medical device and combination product systems.

  • Provide expert support in the design or redesign of tools and/or equipment required for manufacturing processes.

  • Provide expert support for investigations as well as new processes development required to improve manufacturing operations. Improvements may be required for a variety of reasons (i.e. quality, reliability, new product introduction, cost saving).

  • Coordinate gauge and equipment development and delivery with selected contractors.

  • Ensure that qualification parameters are met for product assembly and performance requirements.

  • Support development of cost estimates for new processes, gauges and equipment development used in generation of capital request documentation.

  • Generate procedures necessary to support department and new product equipment.

The position will require approximately 10% travel to international locations assisting our development partners during implementation of mechanical engineering methods into their processes.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The [vital attribute] professional we seek is a [type of person] with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master’s degree and 2 years of Engineering experience


Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of Engineering experience


Associate’s degree and 8 years of Engineering experience


High school diploma / GED and 10 years of Engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. or Ph. D. in Mechanical, Aerospace, Mechatronics, Chemical or Biomedical engineering

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills together with demonstrated ability to work in a highly matrixed team environment

  • Experience with managing technical teams, including setting priorities and leveling resources

  • Technical writing experience

  • Spanish language skills preferred

  • Experienced with SolidWorks (or other 3D-CAD software)

  • Familiar with equipment and software IOQ

  • Experience with process characterization, scale-up, technology transfer experience, pFMEAs and dFMEAs

  • Experience with change controls, deviations, CAPA

  • Experience with combination products and device regulatory requirements

  • Understanding of the six sigma process, utilizing Minitab (or other statistical software packages) to solve statistical problems

  • Work history with cGMPs, regulatory filings and compliance issues for sterile injectable products manufactured by aseptic processing


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers competitive and comprehensive Total Rewards Plans that are aligned with local industry standards.

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