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Amgen Manager, Automation Engineering in West Greenwich, Rhode Island


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.

Manager, Automation Engineering


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this role the Manager of Automation reports directly to the Senior Manager of the Automation team. The position is responsible for providing leadership to a subset of engineers within the F&E Automation team focused on project execution and day-to-day support of the manufacturing and utility areas. The role includes providing technical guidance to automation project and task delivery, supporting maintenance and integration, ensuring effective day-to-day support, resolving problems and optimally advising their team to deliver on short and long-term Amgen goals.

  • Responsible for aiding the Senior Manager with Automation performance regarding:

  • Change Control and CAPA/Deviation resolution

  • Capital Project Execution

  • Operational Excellence Initiatives

  • GMP Stand-Alone computer-related system owner responsibilities (validation, user access, 21 CFR Part 11 compliance, data integrity, backup/restore, disaster recovery).

  • Implementing and sustaining LEAN Concepts

  • Provides performance management, career development and mentoring to automation professionals to implement innovative and effective solutions.

  • Supports compliant computer system use, lifecycle management and business driven capability improvements for multi-product, commercial and clinical operations.

  • Supports inspection readiness programs for multiple regulatory agencies and acts as the Senior Manager’s back-up point of contact during inspections.

  • Helps manage and coordinate third-party service providers such as contractors, engineering firms and consultants, as well as internal, multi-functional area resources.

  • Provides Automation portfolio management including: capital project planning and oversight, tracking of cGMP commitments/deliverables such as Change Controls, Deviations and Corrective/Preventative Actions (CAPA).

  • Acts as Front-Line contact for site business partners, including Manufacturing (Cell Culture, Media, Harvest, Purification, Buffer), Facilities/Utilities (WFI, USPW, Clean Steam Generation and Distribution), Process Development Labs, QC Labs, and Warehouse/Storage areas.

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Automation professional we seek is a manager with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in Engineering or other technical domains OR

  • Master’s degree in Engineering or other technical domains & 3 years of Automation experience OR

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other technical domains & 5 years of Automation experience.

  • Associate’s degree and 10 years of Automation experience OR

  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Automation experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of supervisory experience with demonstrated skills in staff engagement, coaching/mentoring and professional development.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to set the context and present on sophisticated subjects to senior management in a clear and concise manner.

  • Strong leadership, project management, negotiation, planning, and change management skills.

  • Experience working cross-functionally and building collaborative working relationships; interfacing effectively with clients to help resolve issues.

  • Ability to deal with complexity and ambiguity, ability to collect, digest and assemble information to enable and facilitate decision-making.

  • Results oriented, strong alignment to timelines.

  • Possesses personal leadership skills that encourage trust, respect, credibility and confidence of peers and colleagues.


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.

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.