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Amgen Sr. Engineer in West Greenwich, Rhode Island


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.

Senior Engineer


What you will do

Let’s do this! Let’s change the world! In this vital role you will be responsible for providing project leadership and daily operational support to the Upstream Process Engineering team at the Amgen Rhode Island biotech manufacturing site. In this vital role you will support and implement complex and challenging process initiatives that require understanding of analytical problem-solving techniques, project management, and Operational Excellence.

  • Leadership and support of capital projects. This role involves the application of advanced engineering principles in the design, specification, construction, startup, commissioning, and validation of process and GMP utilities equipment and systems for capital projects of significant scope and complexity.

  • Leading and supporting technical root cause analysis, incident investigations, and troubleshooting on process control issues related to equipment (Stainless steel and Single Use), process, and control systems.

  • Leading and supporting new product introductions or new technology introductions by performing engineering assessments, authoring engineering specifications, executing commission and qualification, and supporting engineering runs.

  • Developing and implementing innovative digital technologies in support of process improvements

  • Applying engineering principles to recommendation, design, and implementation of new equipment or system modifications

  • Working closely with multiple disciplines, including manufacturing, automation, utility operations, maintenance, quality assurance, and validation to implement operational improvements

  • Providing mentorship to Engineering team in daily operations and project execution

  • Ensuring optimal and cost-effective performance and reliability for process systems

  • Developing, organizing, analyzing, and presenting results for operational issues and engineering projects of moderate scope and complexity

  • Providing technical support and issue resolution with 24x7 on-call support of process systems on a rotational based frequency.

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


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The dynamic professional we seek is a self-starter with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma / GED and 10 years of directly related experience OR

  • Associate’s degree and 8 years of directly related experience OR

  • Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of directly related experience OR

  • Master’s degree and 2 years of directly related experience OR

  • Doctorate degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering or related technical field

  • 7+ years experience in engineering in a manufacturing support environment with at least 3 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industries.

  • Experience with Mammalian Cell Culture, Protein Purification, Clean Utilities, CIP, SIP and Production Services. Purification unit operation experience such as Chromatography and Ultrafiltration desired.

  • Experience with Tech Transfer, Process Design, and Commissioning/Qualification

  • Experience with validation and change control methodology

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

  • Position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work with minimum direction.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and facilitation skills and ability to work in a collaborative team-based environment.

  • Ability to apply analytical skills to evaluate and interpret complex problems using multiple sources of information

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence cross-functional teams and embrace a team-based culture

  • Familiarity with designing and operating equipment used in biopharmaceutical manufacturing


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.

The expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

  • Stock-based long-term incentives

  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns

  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your 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.