HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?
If you feel like you're part of something bigger, it's because
you are. At Amgen, our shared mission-to serve patients-drives all
that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world's leading
biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve
together-researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better
products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It's time
for a career you can be proud of. Join us.
Principal Engineer - Senior Manager of Engineering for Process
What you will do
Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you
will be responsible for technical direction, leadership, strategy
and support for a broad array of systems with a focus in a specific
area of Drug Substance Manufacturing Systems. This position
encompasses both a leadership/managerial role and a technical
network lead SME role within the process equipment and systems
engineering team. The successful candidate will lead a team of 5-7
Senior engineers within the Process Systems engineering team which
includes Drug Substance, Drug Product, Final Drug Product and
Process Support systems (Cleaning, Sterilization, Single use). The
candidate will also provide technical network leadership and
expertise of a specific technical equipment area such as Upstream
Processing, or Cleaning and Sterilization (or others). Key elements
of the position will be to own, develop and maintain standard
equipment designs within the area of expertise, to provide network
leadership to drive alignment, solve problems and prevent issues
within Amgen's manufacturing network.
The position will also provide direct project engineering
leadership for critical capital projects, as well as providing
managerial oversight for a team of SMEs with similar
responsibilities for other technology areas. To accomplish Amgen's
objectives, the position will strongly partner with Manufacturing,
Process Development, Quality, EH&SS and other functions as
Amgen maintains our goal of best in class manufacturing to serve
every patient every time.
The position is part of the ETA organization that includes
Process Systems, Facilities and Utilities, Site Project
Engineering, Maintenance and Metrology functions. This position is
part of Amgen's Process Systems Engineering Leadership Team.
The Sr Manager deploys engineering expertise from within the
company (global and site-based experts) as well as expertise from
our industry to optimize Amgen's assets throughout their life
cycle. They lead a small team of senior level engineers who act as
network leads and project engineers at sites in support of Amgen
facilities in the USA, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Netherlands and
Singapore, as well as leading a specific technical network focus
area supporting the Amgen manufacturing network.
Specific system responsibilities would be in an area of Drug
Substance manufacturing, either upstream, downstream or cleaning
and sterilization systems. A key aspect of this role includes
ownership of Amgen's specification and standard designs for
equipment in the area of responsibility. Through their team, and
partners this manager is has responsibilities for:
- Planning: Translate business needs into engineering technology
solutions. Lead analysis of alternatives and recommendations for
technical solutions in major projects. Publish and maintain
engineering standards and specifications. Lead Engineering in
development and execution of corporate environmental sustainability
goals & projects.
- Design: Lead design and equipment selection to optimize quality
and cost across the total life cycle of assets. Ensure appropriate
use of technology, and adherence to standards/practices. Approve
appropriate exceptions to Amgen standards and specifications.
- Construction: Provide engineering support during construction,
resolve technical issues, and ensure project objectives are met.
Ensure commissioning standards are developed and implemented during
- Operations and Maintenance: Review performance data and
recommend improvements for systems. Develop and approve maintenance
standards and techniques. Assist sites in troubleshooting, and
remediation to prevent future occurrence throughout the network.
Support the long-range plan for Maintenance.
- Sustainability: Support Amgen's environmental
- Management: Provide day to day management and leadership
including mentoring, staff development and work prioritization for
a small team of process equipment engineering. Providing input into
department objectives and establishment of strategic direction
within the Process Systems team.
This position can be located at the following Amgen sites: ATO
(preferred), ARI, AMA, AML. The position requires the ability to
travel up to 25% including overnight stays.
What we expect of you
We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to
serve patients. The Senior Engineering Manager we seek is a
collaborative and forward thinking professional with these
- Doctorate degree and 6 years of direct experience in
Engineering or a related technical discipline OR
- Master's degree and 10 years of direct experience in
Engineering or a related technical discipline OR
- Bachelor's degree and 12 years of direct experience in
Engineering or a related technical discipline AND
- Minimum 6 years of managing people in a multi-tiered
organization and directing the allocation of resources
- Experience leading teams, projects, and programs
- Proven experience leading design in support of capital
- Prior experience leading engineers or other technical
- Professional Engineer license
- Extensive experience providing technical support to
manufacturing processes, equipment and facilities
- Proven experience and track record of compliance in a highly
- Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and partner in a
complex, matrixed organizations
- Successful deployment of continuous improvement methodologies
(e.g., Lean, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management, Reliability
Centered Maintenance, Root Cause Analysis tools, etc.)
- Capabilities to hire, develop and lead a diverse workforce
- Financial acumen to deploy initiatives that add shareholder
- Excellent communications skills, strong facilitation talent,
and executive presence to drive cross functional objectives across
Amgen's international network
- Strong analytical skills to identify potential improvement
- Knowledge of industry trends (e.g., regulatory and compliance,
technology, human performance programs, sustainability, asset
insurance, etc.) to stay at the forefront of technology
- Knowledge of applicable regulations (e.g. cGMP, building codes,
Boiler and Pressure Vessel codes, etc.), to ensure compliance.
Represent Amgen with outside firms, technical societies and
- Ability to develop, implement and utilize tools to drive
efficiency in meeting business needs; establish measure and
evaluate performance metrics, taking actions based on results.
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
- Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global
- 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
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.
Equal Opportunity Statement
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 a
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
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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
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.