Principal Engineer – MSAT Physical Science and Engineering

at Amgen
Published September 19, 2022
Location Thousand Oaks, CA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  

Description

HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?

If you feel like youre part of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of. Join us!

Principal Engineer - MSAT Physical Science and Engineering

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What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world! In this pivotal role reporting to the Director Physical Science and Engineering, Manufacturing Science and Technologies, the successful candidate for this position will provide integrated management of the Combination Products Organization key Physical Sciences, Engineering Fluid mechanics and mass spectrometry analysis of system performance in real world conditions (from cryogenic to ambient temperatures and ultra-low vacuum to ambient pressure conditions). This function serves Amgen in the development of characterization for system integrity (via fluid mechanics, mass spectrometry and other techniques), physical performance measurement systems, for medical device/combination product and design verification deliverables for all combination products and other systems.

Role Responsibilities:

The Principal Engineer will operate in a highly matrixed environment to collaborate effectively with cross functional teams. In addition to being the subject matter expert for fluid mechanics/mass spectrometry, transport phenomena, and optics, the principal engineer will lead a group of highly talented staff responsible for critical analysis of combination products and other systems, ensure laboratories maintain proper state of qualification, calibration and preparedness for inspections related to safety, compliance, and procedures. The Principal Engineer must also clearly communicate and elevate technical or strategic issues to team members and management as needed and make robust recommendations and/or decisions to guide successful execution of system integrity and mechanical testing for medical device and combination product systems as well as other key systems. Group members within the functional area, Manufacturing, and Quality rely on this position as a scientific/technical expert who can provide insight and guidance on associated issues as needed. Demonstrated supervisory skills are required.

  • Own and maintain business processes for development, qualification, validation and transfer of system integrity methods for product verification of new products, and transfer of knowledge and technique to key partners. The Principal Engineer must contribute in a collaborative environment to ensure documentation can withstand an audit and pass GMP agency scrutiny

  • Work with industry experts to advance state of the art system integrity methods inclusive of tracer gas methods, high voltage leak detection, optics, and other new emerging technologies

  • Collaborate with system integrity work center teams to establish an executable strategy to meet the future needs and advance the industry standards. Expectation that this Principal Engineer participates in external organization and standards committees to drive consensus aligned with Amgen strategy

  • Act as senior advisor across the physical science and engineering group

  • 10-25% travel to domestic and international locations is needed to help the development partners during implementation of specific container requirements into their processes

Win

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Engineering Professional we seek is a collaborative leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree and 2 years of engineering/physics/chemistry/or similar experience

OR

  • Masters degree and 6 years of engineering/physics/chemistry/or similar experience

OR

  • Bachelors degree and 8 years of engineering/physics/chemistry/or similar experience

OR

  • Associates degree and 10 years of engineering/physics/chemistry/or similar experience

OR

  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of engineering/physics/chemistry/or similar experience

AND

  • 2 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS or PhD Degree in engineering/physics/chemistry/or similar or related field

  • 8+ years of experience with 3+ years experience in leading a highly matrixed organization

  • Experience including managing a lean, high performing technical staff for 3+ years, direct experience in system integrity, DOE, statistical analysis, and transport phenomena

  • Excellent problem solving, trouble shooting, and communication skills. Ability to participate in global cross-functional teams and work effectively in a highly matrixed team environment with rapidly evolving challenges

  • Demonstrated competencies skills and proven track record of leading cross-functional projects, ability to coach staff, strong teamwork, excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Experience with MS Office Suite, MS SharePoint, MS Project, Minitab/JMP, SolidWorks

Thrive

Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we 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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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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico 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.

Join Us

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.

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