Automation Engineer

West Greenwich, RI
Jun 14, 2022
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.

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What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world! In this vital role, you will be part of our Advanced Technology and Automation (ATA) team; and will support ongoing biological processes and technology development projects in the manufacturing pilot plants by maintaining and improving automation systems, new technology introduction, and critical site support. The successful candidate must exhibit sound analytical thinking and problem-solving skills, outstanding communication and collaboration, and operational excellence. A proven ability to work in multi-functional teams is critical for this role.

  • Develop and support process control applications via Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems (SCADA), and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).
  • Collaborate with scientific and operational staff to help translate process requirements into automation and engineering design.
  • Participate in technical root cause analysis, incident investigations, and troubleshooting on process control issues related to instrumentation and control systems.
  • Design and test of automated process equipment. Support new product and technology introductions by performing engineering assessments, implementing automation system configuration changes, and supporting engineering runs.
  • Support capital projects by applying advanced automation engineering principles in the design, specification, configuration, startup, and commissioning of process equipment and systems for capital projects of significant scope and complexity. Proven understanding of project life cycles is preferred. Candidate should be familiar with engineering processes from initial conceptualization through project turnover to operations.
  • Development of detailed specification, engineering documents, SOPs, and operating standards.
  • Familiarity with industry standards of batch control systems, software development life cycle methodologies, 21 CFR Part 11, and GAMP.
  • Ownership and administration of process control automation in process development pilot manufacturing settings.
  • Devise innovative approaches to sophisticated problems through adaptations and modifications of standard automation technical principles.
  • Work schedule flexibility to support pilot plant operations and project requirements.
  • Support a safe working environment by aligning with all vital environmental health/safety practices, rules, and regulations.

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The organized, self-motivated professional we seek is an outstanding multitasker with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Masters degreeOR
  • Bachelors degree and 2 years of engineering experienceOR
  • Associates degree and 6 years of engineering experienceOR
  • High school diploma / GED and 8 years of engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.S or M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Biotech Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.
  • Direct experience with bioprocess unit operations such as bioreactors, chromatography, filtration, et cetera.
  • Strong control system automation background in design, installation, programming, and validation of automated processes.
  • 2+ years combined experience with Emerson DeltaV DCS systems version 12 or above.
  • Strong communication/presentation skills, especially with engineering documentation.
  • Solid understanding of manufacturing IT networks and network communication (TCP/IP, Profibus, Ethernet, wireless, fieldbus, WAGO IO, etc.).
  • Ability to read and follow electrical and P&ID drawings.

Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also 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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided 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 accommodation.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada 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.