Principal Engineer

Website AMGEN


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

What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this dynamic role requires the application of diverse and advanced engineering and scientific principles in support of transportation operations in the Amgen Supply Chain network.

Actively participate in multi-functional teams to qualify shipping solutions that meet Amgen’s growing business need, serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for addressing and resolving technical issues or challenges related to cold chain shippers.
Apply engineering and project-management principles to develop and qualify thermal packaging systems based on quality-by-design approaches and in accordance with GMP procedures.
Responsible for leading the qualification of thermal shipping systems, perform technical assessment and studies, write technical reports, manuals, specifications, SOPs, and bill-of-materials with minimal direction.
Manage collaborative relationships with internal customers and external partners, and ensure effective communication with all partners.
Organizing and managing the databases owned by Thermal Engineering and the shipper- project-request process, and supporting the operation of a unique packaging testing lab.
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 partner with these qualifications.

Basic Requirements
Doctorate Degree and 5 years of Engineering experience OR Master’s Degree and 10 years of Engineering experience OR Bachelor’s Degree and 12 years of Engineering experience OR Associate’s degree and 15 years of Engineering experience
Preferred Qualifications
Experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry or industries that support pharmaceutical supply chain
Demonstrated accomplishment in manufacturing or supply-chain areas with strong fundamental knowledge on thermal packaging systems, packaging engineering, and/or material science, and/or transportation-quality systems
Ability to communicate and work with a range of technically and culturally a diverse group of people, to influence them to execute for a common goal and to deliver valuable results that meet high quality requirements within a tight schedule
Experience in technical presentation, issue organization, and analytical problem solving
Ability to successfully manage a multitude of tasks concurrently
Experience in project-management and CAPA/Deviation/Change control process
Ability to lead the project independently and take ownership & accountability of the work you’re doing
Excellent written and verbal communication skills together with demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
Strong collaboration, excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Experience in thermal simulation and modeling software (ANSYS, SmartCAE) is a plus
Familiar with the following programs/software: SAP, Trackwise, Minitab, MS Office (Visio, Excel, Word, PPT), CDOCS, Efinity (Arriba), Smartsheets, etc.
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 and well-being.

Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization
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
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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 us to request an accommodation.—California—Thousand-Oaks/Principal-Engineer_R-122329

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