Automation Engineer - PLC

    • Amgen Inc
  • Posted 56 days ago | Updated 1 hour ago


On Site
Full Time


Value engineering
Apache Flex
Embedded systems
Analytical skill
Problem solving
Project management
Operational excellence
Data acquisition
Continuous improvement
Quality assurance
Computerized system validation
Data integrity
Business process
Project scoping
Policies and procedures
Root cause analysis
Corrective maintenance
Electrical engineering
Computer science
Chemical engineering
Control engineering
Adobe AIR
Software development
Lifecycle management
Programmable logic controller
Computer hardware
System integration
Project lifecycle management
Conceptual design
Cost estimation
Design engineering
Reliability engineering
Process control
New product introduction
Software deployment

Job Details


You've worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? 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. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Be part of Amgen's newest and most complex drug substance manufacturing plant. When completed, the Amgen FleX batch facility will combine the latest in disposable technologies with traditional stainless steel equipment to allow for maximum flexibility in operations The FleX Batch facility will not only feature the best in-class drug substance manufacturing technologies with embedded industry 4.0 capabilities, but it will also integrate sustainability innovations to reduce carbon and waste, as part of Amgen's plan to be a carbon-neutral company by 2027.

Automation Engineer - PLC

What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will work hand in hand with the capital project team to deliver robust automation systems to operate the new plant utility and building automation systems. This includes complex and demanding system automation initiatives that require strong understanding of various automation platforms, integration between different platforms, analytical problem-solving techniques, project management, lifecycle management and Operational Excellence.

Site construction, start-up, and operational readiness:
  • Develop and maintain utility automation solutions using various PLC's such as Allen Bradley, Siemens etc and integration with Emerson DeltaV system.
  • Develop and maintain building control automation solutions using the Siemens c Building Automation System (BAS), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system (SCADA), and equipment PLC's and interface hardware.
  • Support the BAS implementation and start-up, participate and provide technical mentorship in the control panel / Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) layout and design including power distribution, grounding requirements, I/O assignments, etc.
  • Work with process subject matter experts (SMEs) to understand key process requirements and transform them into digital automated solutions
  • Continuous improvement and innovation initiatives for efficient operation and sustainability improvements of HVAC and utility systems.
  • Collaborate with business partners to understand how utility and building automation systems can improve workflow and efficiency. Synthesize requirements from clients, customers or end-users to develop the best automation solutions.
  • Provide well written documentation for delivered solutions and processes; work closely with QA partners while supporting computerized systems validation processes in a GxP environment. Maintain Data Integrity Assessments with the current Amgen and Industry standards.
  • Build the business processes to support the project scope in alignment with project timelines. Develop comprehensive specification and engineering policies and procedures that affect multiple organizational units.
Ongoing operations:
  • Lead and support functional area projects focused on improving process equipment/ utilities/ facilities as well as large/ capital projects to integrate new drug substance manufacturing technologies into the facility. Also support root cause analysis, incident investigations, and resolve issues on utilities and building control
  • Lead and support new product introductions (NPI) or new technology introductions by performing automation engineering assessments; implementing automation system configuration changes and supporting engineering and process qualification runs as applicable.
  • Lead every day Operational Support including: 24 x 7 Onsite/On Call Operational Support, help resolve issues with Support to Utility systems, Utility and Building Automation System (BAS) Administration, Preventative and corrective maintenance, and Automation System spare parts management
What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The automation professional we seek is a strong engineer with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma / GED and 8 years of Engineering experience OR
  • Associate's Degree and 6 years of Engineering experience OR
  • Bachelor's Degree and 2 years of Engineering experience OR
  • Master's Degree

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, Chemical Engineering or Biotech Engineering.
  • Direct knowledge of BAS design, experience in building control engineering and resolve issues with GMP biopharmaceutical production facility and utility equipment/systems automation such as boilers, chillers, air compressors, and HVAC air handlers and integrating various OEM automation software.
  • Extensive understanding and background in programming, design, installation and lifecycle management of building controls, PLC and field device/instrumentation technologies.
  • Experience with Siemens Desigo Building Automation system, Rockwell industrial automation hardware and systems, ability to perform complex troubleshooting activities, System Integration using OPC, Foundation Fieldbus, Profibus, and DeviceNet technologies.
  • Ability to interpret and apply GAMPs and GMPs and familiarity with documentation in a highly regulated environment with requirements such as 21 CFR Part 11, ASTM 2500, S88, and S95.
  • Experience in Capital Project Lifecycle Management: Conceptual Design, Scope and cost estimate development, case development, in depth design, engineering and validation documentation and project fulfillment.
  • Experience with continuous improvements resulting in enhanced safety, system reliability, and efficiency (e.g., cycle times, and reduced plant utilities usage etc.) related to Drug Substance Plant Operations. Hands-on experience in developing process control strategies for New Product Introduction and New Technology Deployment for Drug Substance Plant Operations.
What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that look after others, we also work to care for our teammates' professional and personal growth and well-being.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers driven and comprehensive Total Rewards Plans that are aligned with local industry standards.

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