Automation Engineer - Drug Substance

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jun 07, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


    Youve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge youve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

    Automation Engineer


    What you will do

    Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will provide automation support to the manufacturing dept.

    • Provide hands-on PLC/DCS/BMS/HMI/SCADA programming services including development work for integration of new systems and upgrade of existing systems.

    • Support and review validation documents.

    • Project Engineering support for the automation project cycle on large projects.


    What we expect of youWe are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients.

    The engineer professional we seek is a self-starter with these qualifications.

    Basic Qualifications

    Master's Degree


    Bachelor's Degree and 2 years of Engineering experience


    Associate's degree and 6 years of Engineering experience


    High school diploma/GED and 8 years of Engineering experience

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Bachelors in electrical, chemical, or mechanical engineering or Advanced degree.

    • 1+ years of experience in troubleshooting and designing of DeltaV DCS systems.

    • 3+ years of experience working on Rockwell Automation and Allen-Bradley PLCs (Factory Talk & ControlLogix), and/or ABB DCS.

    • Project engineering skills over and above the technical skills.

    • Excellent people, team, and verbal/written communication skills.

    • Experienced in process control engineering and troubleshooting with bioreactors, ultrafiltration/diafiltration systems, HVAC and/or Utility systems.

    • Experience with Process Design, Commissioning and change control methodology. Direct experience with regulated environments including detailed understanding of cGMPs.

    • Ability to update and read P&IDs, instrumentation and electrical design packages including SDS, HDS, URS, IQ, OQ, VP and VSR among other engineering and validation documentation. Develop of detailed specification, engineering documents, SOP and operating standards.

    • Able to support manufacturing operations through effective troubleshooting and ensuring automated equipment uptime and reliability.

    • Knowledge of OSI PI Historian, Mitsubishi PLC, ABB Robotics and programing languages such as VBA.

    • Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Medical Device, FDA industry experience with cGMP regulations.

    • Ability to work with others in a team environment

    • Strong focus on safety.

    • Some documentation and computer system validation experience.

    • Automation / Controls engineering experience in a system integrator environment.

    • Experience with New Product Introduction.

    • Direct hands on experience with lifecycle management of control systems hardware and software infrastructure.

    • Work with manufacturing, process development, utilities, facilities, quality assurance and validation departments in developing requirements and recommendations for large and/or highly complex system/facility modifications.

    • Understanding of Operational Excellence and Lean Transformation in the Automation and Engineering Context.


    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 Plancomprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefitswith compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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    for a career that defies imagination

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

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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.