22 days old


Juncos, Puerto Rico 00777
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Job ID: R-101594
Location: Juncos, PR, US 00777

Global leader in the Biotechnology industry is seeking a professional Automation Engineer for employment. As a member of the Engineering and Facilities Reliability Automation team, the successful candidate will be required to support complex and exciting system automation initiatives that require proven understanding of analytical problem-solving techniques, project management, lifecycle management and Operational Excellence. This position requires an extensive understanding and background in programming, design, installation and lifecycle management of manufacturing process controls, automation and field instrumentation technologies.

Job Responsibilities include:

Day-to-day operational shift support for process control applications utilizing Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems (SCADA).

This role involves the application of automation engineering principles in the design, specification, construction, startup, qualification and maintenance of process equipment and control systems.

Day-to-day Operational Support
  • 24 x 7 Onsite/On Call for Day to Day Operational Support
  • Troubleshooting Support to Mfg. Operations
  • Automation System Administration
  • Preventative and corrective maintenance

Continuous Improvement
  • Data Integrity Assessments
  • Automation Business Process Improvements
  • Automation System Reliability & Life Cycle Management

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).

Administration of process control automation in a GMP regulated manufacturing setting.

Assist the maintenance team during FDA and other regulatory agency inspections. Provide technical support to the maintenance team in response to the FDA and other regulatory agencies.

Assist with the development and maintenance of an audit program for the maintenance team and facilitate routine audits of activities, documentation, operations and related areas to ensure a continued state of compliance.

Engage in, and process change control requests per established SOP and processes.

Participate in technical root cause analysis, incident investigations, and troubleshooting on process control issues related to electrical, instrumentation and control systems.

Support new product introductions or new technology introductions by implementing automation system configuration changes and supporting engineering runs.

Support a safe working environment by aligning with all pertinent environmental health/safety practice, rules and regulations.

Basic Qualifications

Master's degree in Engineering


Bachelor's degree in Engineering & 2 years of Engineering or Automation experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Educational background in Electrical Engineer or Computer Engineer
  • Strongly preferred - 2 or more years system integrator experience with the Rockwell Automation Factory Talk Platform.
  • Familiar with:
  • Batch Process Control and recipe management.
  • Rockwell Automation Factory Talk & ControlLogix PLC Platform.
  • Rockwell SLC500 PLC families Controllers.
  • Rockwell Automation FTView SE and FTBatch systems.
  • Allen Bradley PanelView Plus.
  • Industrial communication protocols Ethernet/IP, DeviceNet and ControlNet.
  • OSI PI Historian System and PI ProcessBook.
  • Ability to read and update electrical design packages including SDS, URS.
  • Work schedule flexibility to support 24/7 operations.
  • Technical writing, and communication/presentation skills are required.
  • Work schedule flexibility as required to support 24/7 operations, requiring occasional after-hours engineering coverage.

Preferred Experience using the following systems:
  • Clean Utilities (WFI Still A\B, Clean Steam Generator, Chemical Dist. System, WFI Storage & Distribution and Purification System)
  • Cleaning Systems (Autoclaves, Depyrogenation oven, COPs and Glass Washers, Pressure Vessel Washer, Vial Washer and Ultrasonic Washer)

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission - to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

We equip all our staff members to live well-rounded, healthy lives. Most recently, Amgen added benefits for transgender employees and continues to pride itself on industry-leading, family-friendly offerings for families of all compositions.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and uses 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 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.

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.



Posted: 2020-07-16 Expires: 2020-08-16

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