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Senior Engineer - Single Use Technologies




Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


You’ve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you’ve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. 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, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Senior Engineer - Single Use Technologies


What you will do

Let’s do this! Let’s change the world! In this vital role, you will be part of the Drug Substance Technology and Engineering group within the Process Development organization. One of the primary responsibilities will be providing technical leadership for Single Use components and assemblies. In this role, you will also introduce new technologies to the network and will be supporting investigations of Amgen's global manufacturing.

Other Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Use process engineering and equipment design experience, to assess unit operation performance and work with both suppliers and the internal network to resolve equipment and single use consumable challenges.
  • Analyze available data, research technical subjects, and work with other subject matter experts to support resolution of critical investigations.
  • Provide leadership on capital projects.
  • Provide process development representation on capital projects, ensuring process requirements are incorporated into equipment and facility designs.
  • Support and/or lead design of flexible manufacturing equipment and single use consumables, including support of factory acceptance testing and onsite commissioning and qualification.
  • Support the Amgen single use global network as a drug substance domain expert.
  • Provide leadership on various work streams related to improving robustness of design, specification, and qualification of single use consumables and equipment.
  • Lead technical assessments for supplier and internally inspired changes, evaluating impact to fit and function.
  • May support technical visits to evaluate capabilities of current and potential suppliers, and assess new technologies that could provide cost, throughput, or other unique capabilities to Amgen manufacturing.

This role will be mostly remote, with the occasional need to be on site. The person in this position is required to be located within 100 miles of Cambridge, MA or Thousand Oaks, CA.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The detail oriented professional we seek is a highly skilled problem solver with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED and 12 years of Engineering or Operations experience OR
  • Associate’s degree and 10 years of Engineering or Operations experience OR
  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of Engineering or Operations experience OR
  • Master’s degree and 3 years of Engineering or Operations experience OR
  • Doctorate degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and 6+ years of directly related experience, or PhD with 2+ years of directly related experience
  • Strong understanding of GMP equipment design and biologics manufacturing requirements
  • Detailed knowledge of multiple unit operations
  • Experience leading root cause analyses and solving GMP manufacturing issues
  • Ability to apply sophisticated problem solving skills within defined constraints
  • Experience providing process engineering support of pilot/clinical/commercial processes
  • Experience with large capital projects, including design, procurement, commissioning and qualification of production scale equipment
  • Experience with single-use component design and application in biopharmaceutical production
  • Experience developing and transferring process technology into GMP production environment
  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent facilitation and influencing 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 Plan—comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits—with 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.

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