Graduate Intern - OPS (Engineering)

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Feb 19, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type

Amgen's 10 - 12 week internship program offers meaningful project experiences that impact patient's lives. This internship provides the opportunity for executive and social networking events and to participate in community volunteer projects while providing a competitive compensation.

Relocation in the form of a miscellaneous allowance will be provided for eligible candidates.

Amgen is seeking an Engineering Intern to join the Engineering organization. Engineering is part of Amgen's Operations organization but provides support across the entire company. Engineering contributes the technical expertise necessary to plan, build, operate, maintain, and continuously improve the physical assets that enable Amgen to attain its mission.

In addition, Engineering plays a key role in supporting and enhancing Amgen's reputation as a leader in science and technology, creating value through innovation, integrity and continuous


Position Responsibilities

The Intern will support the organization in the following ways depending on the projects selected:

  • Use data analytics and continuous improvement tools to provide direct input into Engineering's processes and improvement initiatives.
  • Support efforts to develop structured workflows based on the established manual processes and identify possible areas for process automation
  • Provide engineering support on capital construction projects including: equipment specification, selection, responses to RFIs, resolving technical issues and conflicts, and supporting overall project objectives.
  • Develop new tools, methods, controls and innovative solutions to Amgen's key processes
  • Drive significant, positive, and lasting impact on the cycle time, labor intensiveness, quality and variability of key processes.


Basic Qualifications

Amgen requires that all individuals applying for a grad internship or a co-op assignment at Amgen must meet the following criteria:

18 years or older

Graduated with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 minimum GPA or equivalent

Completion as a first year graduate student before internship starts and currently enrolled in a Master's program for a Masters internship from an accredited college or university

Enrolled in an accredited college or university following the potential internship or co-op assignment

Must not be employed at the time the internship starts

Preferred Qualifications

Degree concentration(s) in Engineering, Life Science, or related fields

Previous experience in Engineering

Knowledge/experience of Continuous Improvement methodologies and tools

Strong communication skills

Ability to effectively communicate with varied client base, including all Engineering functions, project teams and management.

Understanding of general Engineering concepts and functions such as technical engineering, maintenance, construction, lab management.

Experience successfully leading improvement projects or initiatives

Experience using databases, data queries, data analysis and data visualization tools to improve business performance

Six Sigma certification (green belt or black belt)

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Join Us

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.