Sr Engineer

Category: Engineering
Job ID: R-34121
Location: US – California – Thousand Oaks
Posted Date: February 16, 2017
As a member of the Engineering and Facilities Reliability Automation team, the successful candidate will be required to support complex and challenging system automation initiatives that require understanding of analytical problem solving techniques, project management, lifecycle management and Operational Excellence. This position requires an understanding and background in programming, design, installation and lifecycle management of manufacturing process controls, automation and field instrumentation technologies.

Job Responsibilities include:

•Work schedule flexibility as required to support 24/7 operations, requiring occasional after hours engineering coverage.
•Developing process control applications utilizing Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC),
•Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems (SCADA).
•Lead and support of capital projects. This role involves the application of advanced automation engineering principles in the design, specification, construction, startup, and validation of process equipment and systems for capital projects of significant scope and complexity.
•Development of detailed specification, engineering documents, SOP and operating standards.
•Ownership and administration of process control automation in a GMP regulated manufacturing setting. Engage in, and process change control requests per established SOP and processes.
•Lead technical root cause analysis, incident investigations, and troubleshooting on process control issues related to electrical, instrumentation and control systems.
•Design and testing of newly installed and currently installed automation based process equipment.
•Support new product introductions or new technology introductions by performing engineering assessments, implementing automation system configuration changes and supporting engineering runs.
•Devise new approaches to complex problems through adaptations and modifications of standard automation technical principles.
•Support a safe working environment by complying with all pertinent environmental health/safety practice, rules and regulations

Basic Qualifications:
Doctorate degree
Master’s degree and 3 years of Engineering experience
Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of Engineering experience
Associate’s degree and 10 years of Engineering experience
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications:
B.S or M.S. in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Biotech
Engineering or related life science engineering.
Familiarity with industry standards for batch control systems, software development life
cycle methodologies, 21 CFR Part 11, and GAMP.
Strong control system automation background. Design, installation, programming and
validation of automated processes
5+ years combined experience with the following product platforms:
Emerson Delta-V DCS systems version 11 or above.

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.