Thousand Oaks, CA
Jun 18, 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.

Engineer - Commercial Drug Product - Process Engineering and Validation


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will join Drug Product Process Engineering team that is part of Commercial Drug Product Technologies at Amgen and will be a key contributor to drug product process development, commercialization, and life cycle management of Amgens parenteral product portfolio. You will integrate the knowledge and information generated by multi-functional teams with Amgens platforms and clinical and/or commercial manufacturing capabilities to ensure success through the commercialization lifecycle. Operate in product/process development and aseptic manufacturing environments in a highly matrixed multi-functional manner.

  • Work with a team of process scientists and/or engineers to design, execute, document, and generate primary data packages related to process development and technology transfer, while developing and applying their experience in aseptic processing, equipment, automation and unit operation characterization

  • Support continuous improvements in the drug product development process through technological innovation and application of first principles in process engineering

  • Support technology transfers of pipeline and commercial products as well as lifecycle management of products for a variety of parenteral modalities

  • Support make-a-batch exercises to determine facility fit and identify gaps

  • Design and execute offline and on-site drug product characterization studies

  • Evaluate product impact due to manufacturing process, production scale, equipment, and raw material changes

  • Author and/or own high-quality process technology transfer and other technical documents

  • Dynamic, matrixed organization and collaboration work with a broad array of partners on a routine basis, providing visibility to those other areas of the business and how these functions work together to meet organizational goals.

  • Operational efficiency and business skills application this role provides an opportunity to apply core technical skills to Amgens process development operations.

  • Process development Provide technical feedback and support to the drug product tech transfer process by executing development studies including filling recipe development, lyophilization process scale-up etc.


What we expect of you

We 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:

Masters degree


Bachelors degree and 2 years of Operations or Process Development experience


Associate's degree and 6 years of Operations or Process Development experience


High School Diploma / GED and 9 years of Operations or Process Development experience

Preferred Qualifications :

  • M.S. in Chemical/Biomedical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry/Biochemistry or Biotechnology or related field

  • Experience in a role that working with multi-functional groups to achieve results.

  • Highly proficient in presentation skills and the ability to draft technical documents.

  • Familiarity with aseptic processing, drug product manufacturing, cGMPs, statistical design, analysis of experiments, and process characterization

  • Fill/finish process scale-up and technology transfer experience including the use of gap analysis, root cause analysis, and risk assessment tools

  • The ability to use engineering principles to demonstrate bench and pilot scale models for process performance characterization

  • Knowledge of formulation, filling, lyophilization, visual inspection, aseptic processing and manufacturing of biotechnology products, vials, syringes, cartridges, devices, disposables, modeling and the associated GMP/Device documentation and regulatory filings


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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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.