Sr Manager Engineering

New Albany, OH
Nov 18, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


Does the thought of building an entirely new site, from the ground up excite you? Do you love building and developing high performing teams? If you have a passion for talent development and want to be a part of Amgens mission to serve patients every patient every time then check out this exciting new opportunity.

Be part of the Amgen Advanced Assembly and Final Product Operation, a new facility focused on medical device assembly and packaging of injectable medicines. When completed, the Advanced Assembly and Final Product Operation facility will not only feature the best in-class assembly and packaging technologies with embedded industry 4.0 capabilities, but it will also integrate sustainability innovations to reduce carbon and waste, as part of Amgens plan to be a carbon-neutral company by 2027.

If you feel like youre part of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Sr Manager Engineering (System Owners) - Assembly and Packaging

What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. At Amgen, we are committed to being science-based and follow a continuous learning approach to advancing science, driving discovery and igniting innovation that works to help reduce disease. It is in this context that we endorse an inclusive and diverse workforce that helps fuel scientific innovation and problem solving, leading to better scientific solutions that benefit both patients and society.

In this vital role you will be responsible for leading and managing the system owners at the ANA Assemble and Packaging Plant. The functional areas are Utilities, Process Maintenance, Equipment Floor Support, Automation, Equipment Engineering (System Owners) as well as to provide Manufacturing Operations floor support. Reporting to the Executive Director Plant Manager, this role will also support the other engineering functional areas (Utilities, Process Maintenance and Automation) as required and other ANA initiatives like capital and departmental project teams, MES / EBR team, Quality, Process Development, Validations, IS, Regulatory and other functions as needed. This role is crucial for ANAs success, it is a key contributor in ANAs daily operation and is considered part of the Leadership Team.

  • Manage all aspects of the engineering functional area that provides technical, project, emergency response, troubleshooting and maintenance support for relevant equipment and/or systems

  • Lead the relevant system owners team to achieve plant goals and objectives

  • Resolve engineering, manufacturing and production issues with plant manufacturing staff and other supporting teams

  • Ensure relevant equipment / systems reliability and maintenance / repair is properly executed

  • Ensure consistent global engineering and operational practices are implemented

  • Apply sophisticated and diverse engineering principles to the design and implementation of major system modifications, experiments, process and/or projects.

  • Define design requirements to the service providers to fulfill area technical and equipment needs.

  • Ensure timely maintenance and availability of relevant equipment / systems

  • Identify spare parts inventory needed

  • Explain complex equipment / systems intervention exercises and potential impact to other plant support teams (Manufacturing, QA, F&E, PD, Logistics, HR, etc.)

  • Ensure functional area has the ability to internally manage its own Deviations, Change Controls, CAPAs, CAPA EVsand CDOCS documents (Quality System records & documents)

  • Oversee the development, revision, review, and approval of all documents (SOPs, FORMS, Deviations, CAPAs, CC, etc) that are owned by the functional area

  • Support the plant in the project approval, prioritization and implementation process

  • Develop functional area metrics to support the benchmarking of site, global, and industry. Develop improvement strategies based off the benchmarking data.

  • Maintain an environment that promotes functional area flexibility, consistent engineering practices, and efficient operations, which prepare us for current and future production demands

  • Provide technical direction to the team

  • Provide on-the-floor & handson support in complex troubleshooting exercises

  • Lead in the development of Engineerings long and short-term strategies, goals and objectives that ensure the department and plant achieves the company goals

  • Ensure the coordination and goal alignment of functional area and plant production operations

  • Participate in Plant Level Work Center Team (WCT) Meeting and Lead System Owners daily WCT

  • Establish and communicate relevant equipment / systems goals and objectives consistent with the plant business strategy

  • Lead the development of Long-Range Planning (LRP) to maintain the highest level of support and enhance operations productivity

  • Develop, control, maintain, track, justify and stay within the functional area budget

Support Functions
  • Collaborate with and serve as department liaison to support other organizations (Manufacturing, QA, F&E, PD, IS, Spare Parts / Central Inventory, HR, etc.)

  • Resolve issues between manufacturing, quality and maintenance organizations

  • Ensure relevant equipment / systems practices (processes & methods) and policies align with external regulatory requirements and internal corporate and site guidelines and procedures

  • Connect with Regulatory Compliance and Quality Assurance to ensure the functional area stays in complianceDevelop, approve, establish and ensure practices and policies are consistent

  • Main Engineering point of contact in regulatory audits

  • Assure the appropriate level of training is available and assigned for staff at all levels of the relevant functional area

  • Coach, mentor and ensure the development of supervisors and staff

  • Partner with HR to recruit, retain and empower staff

  • Ensure an ongoing organizational structure capable of adapting to changing business needs

  • Ensure safety goals are communicated and supported in alignment with ongoing plant safety programs

  • Ensure functional area staff exemplifies the Amgen Values & Behaviors

  • Ensure an executable Succession Plan is in place for the relevant functional area


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree in Engineering and 2 years of manufacturing equipment maintenance experience


Masters degree in Engineering and 6 years of manufacturing equipment maintenance experience


Bachelors degree in Engineering and 8 years of manufacturing equipment maintenance experience


Associates degree and 10 years of manufacturing equipment maintenance experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of manufacturing equipment maintenance experience

2 years of experience managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, and programs or directing the allocation of resources

Beyond that, additional preferred qualifications are:
  • Educational background in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering

  • Availability to support the manufacturing operation on Non Standard Shifts, Nights or Weekends (On call and/or on site) as needed

  • Experience with Drug Product manufacturing technologies / equipment, specifically Assembly and Packaging manual and automated equipment

  • Knowledge of conflict resolution and negotiating skills

  • Ability to partner with other departments / functions / areas

  • Analytical problem solving

  • Considerable organizational skills

  • Experience in coaching, mentoring and counseling

  • Ability to deal with and manage fast and constant change

  • Ability to set goals

  • Ability / experience in working in fast paced manufacturing environment where issues must be assessed, understood and resolved immediately

  • Customer satisfaction mentality

  • Ample knowledge of cGMP Regulations around Sterile Product Manufacturing, Combination Products and other relevant area regulatory requirements

  • Ability to maintain an environment and culture of operational excellence and continuous improvement

  • Proven experience implementing a continuous improvement program based on performance monitoring through KPIs

  • Desire to create an environment with Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging


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

  • On site cafeteria

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For a career that defies imagination

In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.

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.