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Automation Engineer Thousand Oaks United States,  

Posted on : 01 May 2017

Project Description

Amgen is looking for an Automation Engineer to join our Building 7 Manufacturing team in Thousand Oaks. This role will support complex and challenging system automation initiatives and will be primarily responsible for supporting manufacturing operations in Amgen s Building 7 facility through effective troubleshooting and ensuring automated equipment uptime and reliability. The Automation Engineer is responsible for providing operational support, troubleshooting, optimization for automation equipment and applying advanced engineering principles to the design and implementation of new equipment. The role will also perform extensive programming, design, installation and lifecycle management of manufacturing process controls, automation and field instrumentation technologies.Other responsibilities include supporting automation engineering in the design, specification, construction, startup and validation of process equipment and systems for capital projects of significant scope and complexity and 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).Additional Responsibilities:Identify system performance risks (i.e. single point of failure or obsolescence) and implement risk reduction strategiesLead and execute improvement efforts, including identifying cycle reduction time opportunities, efficiency gains and yield enhancement opportunitiesSupport technical root cause analysis, incident investigations and troubleshooting on equipment (mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and control system problems)Analyze problems, develop and propose engineering solutions in a scientific manner using data-driven techniques and analyses (i.e. Statistical Process Control, Six Sigma and predictive maintenance analysis)Support new technology introductions by performing engineering assessments, implementing equipment modifications and supporting engineering runsEnsures the logical, systematic translation of design requirements and constraints into process equipment/system solutionsAssist with project definition by supporting engineering studies and assessments for process equipment systems, clean utilities and production facility improvementsSupport a safe working environment by complying with all pertinent environmental health/safety practice, rules and regulationsDevelop technical solutions to complex problemsBasic Qualifications Master s degreeORBachelor s degree and 2 years of Automation experienceORAssociate s degree and 6 years of Automation experienceOR High school diploma / GED and 8 years of Automation experiencePreferred Qualifications Bachelor s degree in Engineering, Science or related technological field with experience in cell culture equipment automationAbility to apply knowledge of engineering principles and ability to employ advanced techniques within area of automation3+ years  experience in an operations/manufacturing environmentDirect experience with regulated environments (e.g. GMP, OSHA and EPA)Understanding of industry regulations and ability to interpret in establishing current practicesHands-on experience with manufacturing process equipment including advanced troubleshooting, reliability and performance improvements and design optimization with automated systemsAbility to apply advanced engineering principles to the design and implementation of system modifications, introduction of new processes and execution of capital projectsStrong leadership, technical writing and communication/presentation skillsWork schedule flexibility to support 24/7 operations, including occasional after-hours engineering coverageAmgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.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.


US, California, Thousand Oaks

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