Automation Engineer

West Greenwich, RI
Sep 17, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

The Automation Engineer works with the Manager of the Automation group. The position is responsible for providing Automation Engineering support at the Amgen Rhode Island site.

Responsibilities include:
  • Work closely with multiple disciplines, including manufacturing, process engineering, process development, utility operations, maintenance, quality assurance, and validation to implement automation solutions for manufacturing and site utilities.
  • Provide technical support to commercial and clinical manufacturing as needed, specific to process control and automation infrastructure.
  • Provide technical support to troubleshoot and resolve equipment, automation or process issues in the field.
  • Ensure efficient performance and reliability for process and utility automation systems
  • Develop, coordinate, analyze, and present results for operational issues and engineering projects of medium to large scope and complexity.
  • Develop technical solutions and optimizations by creating original code for multiple different applications and platforms.
  • Communicate proactively with supervisor and support staff, highlighting issues and proposing solutions.
  • Responsible to provide On-Call support coverage nights and weekends, on a rotating basis.

Basic Qualifications

Masters degree in Engineering


Bachelors degree in Engineering and 2 years of Process Automation experience


Associate degree and 6 years of Process Automation experience


High school diploma / GED and 8 years of Process Automation experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience working with Distributed Control Systems, Emerson DeltaV experience is strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency with designing and coding in DeltaV and PLC based applications.
  • Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related technical field
  • 2+ years experience in manufacturing support environment, as a system integrator or a process engineer.
  • Experience with Process Automation and ISA S88 Standard
  • Experience with Process Design, and Commissioning
  • Experience with validation and change control methodology
  • Direct experience with regulated environments (i.e. cGMP, OSHA, EPA) including detailed understanding of cGMPs.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work with minimum direction.
  • Experience working with Rockwell Automation PLCs and HMIs, Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk SE or ME, and OSI PI historian is a plus.

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

We equip all our staff members to live well-rounded, healthy lives. Most recently, Amgen added benefits for transgender employees and continues to pride itself on industry-leading, family-friendly offerings for families of all compositions.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and uses its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve peoples lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the worlds leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.