Director Engineering - AML Facilities & Engineering

Juncos, PR, US
Mar 28, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

If you feel like you're part of something bigger, it's because you are. 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. We are global collaborators who achieve together-researching, manufacturing and delivering ever-better products that read over 10 million patients worldwide. It's time for a career you can be proud of.

Director Engineering - Amgen Manufacturing Limited (AML) Facilities & Engineering (F&E)


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world! In this vital role You will provide direction, management; planning and administration of Engineering and Maintenance resources to ensure all facility and production requirements are met. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Direct the AML Central Utilities systems and processes, being responsible for supplying un-interrupted service to the AML site within specifications.
  • Ensure the Central Utilities are operated and maintained consistent with federal laws and regulations.
  • Ensures Central Utilities, Preventive Maintenance and Calibration programs are aligned with cGMP requirements and current global regulations.
  • Ensures that procedures are in place for cGMP activities and are followed by area personnel and contractors.
  • Management and Monitoring of maintenance services to Central Utilities plant systems through the Maintenance Work Order Program.
  • Manage Site Energy and Sustainability process thorough a continuous improvement program.
  • Identify ways to improve the Central Utilities process and lower the operational costs.
  • Manage Central Utilities Asset Management process.
  • Responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining the Central Utilities budget.
  • Alerts senior management of critical quality, compliance, supply and safety risks.
  • Perform management responsibilities associated to organize, development, coaching, mentorship of the engineering team, as well as the performance evaluation of direct reports.
  • Selecting and on-boarding contracted personnel ensuring that there are an adequate number of personnel to perform the functions in accordance with cGMP requirements.
  • Sets realistic time frames for achieving strategic objectives.
  • Ensures others have the information, authority, and support needed to achieve objectives.
  • Allocates organizational resources in alignment with strategic plans and priorities.
  • Willingly makes tough decisions and difficult trade-offs on behalf of the organization.
  • Anticipates complex challenges the organization may face in the future.
  • Monitoring that different organization-level decisions are based on data and sound reasoning.
  • Orchestrates organizational resources and activities to accomplish objectives.
  • Commits resources to build a strong innovation portfolio and capitalize on new business opportunities.
  • Builds a culture that cultivates and rewards creativity and innovation.
  • Fosters a corporate culture that is equipped to handle change and transformation effectively.
  • Active integration into Amgen global networks in order to deliver value to the collective operations.
  • Analysis and accurate review of engineering / construction / maintenance cost forecasts against scope.

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Director Engineering professional we seek is a strong leader with these qualifications.

Doctorate degree in Engineering and 4 years of Engineering industry experience

Master's degree in Engineering and 8 years of Engineering industry experience

Bachelor's degree in Engineering and 10 years of Engineering industry experience

4 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources.

Beyond that, additional preferred qualifications are:
  • 10+ years of engineering experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology/Engineering industry
  • Strong experience with regulated environments (i.e. cGMP, OSHA, EPA) required
  • Direct experience in utilities equipment maintenance and operations
  • Experience managing Calibration and Preventive Maintenance programs
  • Experience handling Reliability and Asset Management programs
  • Experience applying Root Cause Analysis technics
  • Experience identifying and implementing sustainability initiatives
  • Knowledge in lean six sigma tools and/or Lean Maintenance experience with a continues improvement mentality
  • Proven effective communication, leadership, and escalation with an excellent verbal and oral communication (English and Spanish)
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships across the network
  • Negotiating, Budgeting, Goal setting and Capacity Planning/Inventory skills
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to prioritize key areas of focus and the proactive leadership involvement
  • Strong leadership skills with the knowledge of staff relations, coaching and mentorship of people
  • Knowledge of basic compensation system practices and methodologies.
  • Computer Proficiency (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Maximo)


What you can expect of us

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.
  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization
  • 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

Apply now for a career that defies imagination, objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us:

Equal Opportunity Statement

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 a 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 an accommodation.

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.