Senior Engineer Downstream Process Engineering

Rhode Island, RI, US
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
The Senior Engineer reports to the Senior Manager of the Downstream Process Engineering group. This position is responsible for providing process engineering support at the Amgen Rhode Island site. Specific duties include:
  • Applying engineering principles to recommendation, design, and implementation of new equipment or system modifications
  • Working closely with multiple disciplines, including manufacturing, engineering, utility operations, maintenance, quality assurance, and validation to implement operational improvements
  • Provide technical support to commercial manufacturing as needed
  • Troubleshoot and resolve equipment, automation or process issues in the field
  • Apply LEAN methodology to ensure optimal and cost-effective performance and reliability for process systems
  • Develop, organize, analyze, and present results for operational issues and engineering projects of moderate scope and complexity
  • Communicating proactively with supervisor and support staff, highlighting issues and proposing solutions

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree
Master's degree and 3 years of Engineering experience
Bachelor's degree and 5 years of Engineering experience
Associate's degree and 10 years of Engineering experience
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering or related technical field
  • 5+ 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. Upstream unit operation experience such as bioreactor or harvest equipment desired.
  • Familiarity designing, troubleshooting, and operating equipment used in cell culture manufacturing including disposable technologies
  • 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.

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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.