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Sr Engineer Drug Product

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Feb 28, 2024

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Youve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? 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. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Senior Engineer Drug Product Fill and Finish


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 domain experts, the TA will bring to bear 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 and Filling Systems with responsibility for technical leadership to formulation, aseptic filling and lyophilization operations for the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals.

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 complex technical issues and conflicts, 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 effectiveness, and reliability of systems. Develop, evaluate, approve, and document system changes. Assist the sites in system trouble shooting and take action as necessary 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 for 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 40% 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 these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Masters degree & 2 years of Engineering experience


Bachelors degree or & 4 years of Engineering experience


Associates degree & 8 years of Engineering experience


High school diploma / GED & 10 years of Engineering experience


What you can expect of us

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.

Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan
  • Stock-based long-term incentives
  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns
  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

Apply now

for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your 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.


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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