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Thousand Oaks, California
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Mar 2, 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.



What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world!

Job Description

This Engineer position is in the Thermal Engineering group under Combination Product Operations. This position requires the application of diverse and advanced engineering & scientific principles in support of transportation testing and operation within Amgen.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing transportation lab operation and performing lab related testing. The individual will actively participate in multi-functional teams to qualify shipping solutions that meet Amgens expanding business need and serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for addressing and resolving technical issues or challenges related to cold chain shippers. In addition, the individual will lead the management of CAPA/Deviation/Change-control activities; perform technical assessment and studies; write technical reports, manuals, specifications, SOPs, and bill-of-materials with minimal supervision. This position also carries responsibilities for managing collaborative relationships with internal customers and external partners.

  • Complete all lab related testing per test protocols in accordance with operating standards, SOPs and regulatory requirements, while understanding safety precautions.

  • Familiarity with lab testing equipment, e.g., Compression Tester, Vibration Systems, Environmental Chambers, Vacuum Systems, and Drop Tester.

  • Responsible for planning and scheduling all lab related activities, such equipment calibration, maintenance, lab tour, etc.

  • Manage lab budget/expense and supply inventory levels to satisfy testing demand.

  • Able to solve and perform general maintenance on equipment to keep a test running.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (i.e. Research and Development, QA/QC, Supply Chain, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Regulatory) on protocol review, testing preparation, change control process, deviation & CAPA, and controlled documentation.

  • Assist other Engineers with internal experiments and studies; provide guidance on test method to be used.

  • Apply engineering and project-management principles to qualify thermal shipping systems and temperature-recording/indicating devices in accordance with GMP procedures.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The dynamic professional we seek is an individual with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Masters degree; OR

  • Bachelors degree and 2 years of Engineering experience; OR

  • Associates degree and 6 years of Engineering experience; OR

  • High school diploma/GED and 8 years of Engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Engineering or Science degree: biotechnology, biomedical, chemical or mechanical preferred.

  • Work experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry. Demonstrated accomplishment in manufacturing or supply-chain areas with strong fundamental knowledge on thermal packaging systems, packaging engineering, and/or material science, and/or transportation-quality systems.

  • Demonstrated organizational, project management, technical problem-solving and (written & verbal) communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work with a range of technically and culturally diverse people, to influence them to execute for a common goal, and to deliver valuable results that meet high quality requirements within a tight schedule.

  • Demonstrated skills in technical presentation, issue organization, and analytical problem solving.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage a multitude of tasks concurrently.

  • Experience in project-management and CAPA/Deviation/Change control process.

  • Familiar with the following programs/software: SAP, Trackwise, Minitab, Maximo, PLM, MS Office (Visio, Excel, Word, PPT), CDOCS, Efinity (Arriba), Smartsheet, etc.


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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