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Amgen Automation Engineer - Facilities and Engineering in West Greenwich, Rhode Island

The Automation Engineer works with the Manager of the Automation group. The position is responsible for providing Automation Engineering support at the Amgen Rhode Island site.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with multiple disciplines, including manufacturing, process engineering, process development, utility operations, maintenance, quality assurance, and validation to implement operational improvements.

  • Provide technical support to commercial and clinical manufacturing as needed, specific to process control, automation infrastructure, and utility systems.

  • Provide technical support to troubleshoot and resolve equipment, automation, or process issues in the field.

  • Develop original code to support operational changes and optimizations on multiple utility PLC platforms.

  • Develop, organize, analyze, and present results for operational issues and engineering projects of small scope and complexity.

  • Communicate proactively with supervisor and support staff, highlighting issues and proposing solutions.

  • Perform system owner responsibilities such as change control, maintenance, backup/restore, and disaster recovery

  • Provide on-call technical support and issue resolution 24x7 on-call support of Automation systems, on a rotational basis.

Basic Qualifications

Master’s degree in Engineering


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and 2 years of Process Automation experience


Associate degree and 6 years of Process Automation experience


High school diploma / GED and 8 years of Process Automation experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience working with PLC / HMI automation systems, preferably Rockwell PLCs and FactoryTalk View SE/ME experience is strongly preferred.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related technical field

  • Direct experience with regulated environments (i.e. cGMP, OSHA, EPA) including a detailed understanding of cGMPs.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work with minimal direction.

  • Experience with validation and change control methodology

  • Experience with any of the following automation systems, Siemens Step 7 / TIA Portal, WinCC, and Siemens Desigo - Building Management System, iFIX SCADA, and OSI PI historian.

  • Experience with programming languages: Ladder Logic, Visual Basic, SQL, etc.

  • Familiarity working with Emerson DeltaV is a plus.

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