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Packaging Sr Engineer

Thousand Oaks, CA
Start date
Jul 22, 2022
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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.

Fill & Finish Sr Engineer


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this role the Sr Engineer is responsible for planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance, and technical support of Amgen manufacturing infrastructure, world-wide. The Engineering Technical Authority (TA) is responsible for technical direction, leadership, guidance, and support for a specific array of process systems within an area of responsibility, such as Upstream Processes, Downstream Processes, Fill/Finish, CIP/SIP, Clean Utilities, Utilities, HVAC, Packaging, Devices, etc. Through their team(s) of global and site technical subject matter experts, the TA will use engineering expertise both in the company and industry to optimize the life cycle management of Amgens assets and is accountable for performance and reliability across multiple sites. This position is in the Process System Engineering team, the position is for Formulation, Filling Systems and Packaging Sr Engineer with responsibility for technical leadership to formulation, aseptic filling, lyophilization operations for the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals products.

Planning: Working with clients, as appropriate (e.g., PD, Quality, Manufacturing), develop and specify engineering standards, specifications, equipment selection and design. Develop metrics to support procurement strategies for equipment, inventory management, spares, and preventative maintenance. Manage and track changes to specifications and standards, and system configuration. Support new technologys introduction for Formulation, Lyophilization process, Filling and Packaging equipments.

Design: Ensure alignment to standards and good engineering practices. Lead design of new systems in support of projects and new technology deployment. Ensure designs optimize the total life cycle of the asset, from both a cost and effectiveness standpoint.

Construction: Use their TA network to provide engineering support during the construction process, including responses to RFIs, resolving technical issues and supporting overall project objectives.

Commissioning: Ensure commissioning and qualification standards are developed and used. Use their network to provide engineering support to commissioning and qualification.

Operations: Support development of, or approve operation procedures for the safe, efficient, and effective operations of systems. Review performance data and make recommendations for improvement of system operations. Support NC/CAPA investigations related to equipment failures.

Maintenance: Support systems failure analysis, approve maintenance standards and techniques. Support and review reliability and failure data, and implement actions to improve efficiency, and reliability of systems. Develop, evaluate, approve, and document system changes. Assist the sites in system troubleshooting and take action to prevent future occurrence throughout network.

Management: Lead their technical authority network. Makes use of expertise at the site and corporate levels for solving problems and deploying solutions across all sites. Identify and resolve issues and conflicts. Provide mentoring of other members in their network. Ensure technical decisions for assigned systems are optimized with those managed by other TAs. Remain current on innovative systems for adoption of new techniques and technology within Amgen. Represent Amgen with outside firms, technical societies, and regulatory bodies.

This role involves travel up to 30% including overnight stays


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The engineering professional we seek will possess these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Masters degree & 3 years of Engineering experience


Bachelors degree or & 5 years of Engineering experience


Associates degree & 10 years of Engineering experience


High school diploma / GED & 12 years of Engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to manage and deliver results in a highly fluid, interactive matrixed environment
  • 3+ years of engineering experience in a site and/or corporate engineering environment, with specific specialized expertise in operations and equipment design for Drug Product Formulation and Filling Engineering.
  • 3+ years of experience in executing engineering projects (cross functional team managing departmental or functional level projects: approving resources, assigning tasks, presenting milestones, cost/benefit analysis)
  • 3+ years of experience in engineering in biotech/pharmaceutical industry supporting manufacturing
  • Understands operational aspects of biopharma and/or engineering industries
  • Strong communication, relationship building, leadership and mentoring skills


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.


We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.


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Thousand Oaks
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