Associate Engineer

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Date Posted: 03-10-2017
Amgen, Inc.

Position Title: Associate Packaging Engineering

Job Description - External:
This position reports into the Package Engineering group under Device Technology in Thousand Oaks, CA. The position falls within 3 different categories in Package Engineering and Labeling (PEL): Pre-Commercial, Commercial, and Lifecycle Management. This position will apply engineering principles to execute the proper design, qualification and implementation of Primary and Secondary Packaging components and the associated systems such as documentation, equipment and processes. Knowledge of primary and secondary packaging systems and material science is essential to the position.

The position requires organizational, project management, technical problem solving and communication (written and verbal) skills, and the ability to work in teams and adapt to rapidly changing environment.

This position is responsible and accountable for the following:
1) Support for testing and evaluation leading to recommendation and selection of primary and secondary packaging materials.
2) Familiarity with Material Testing standards, requirements and equipment is essential.
3) Writing of test protocols, perform technical evaluations and testing to support reports used to justify the use of selected materials and packaging components.
4) Writing technical specifications, creating engineering drawings, and developing artwork templates.
5) Competent with AutoCAD or similar software application to create, modify and approve engineering drawings.
6) Support line trials and packaging validation activities prior to introduction of any new or change in components/processes.
7) Collaborate with cross-functional teams (i.e. QA/QC, Supply Chain, Artwork, Manufacturing, Regulatory, etc.) in pre-commercial and commercial activities.

BS Packaging, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Life Sciences
0 to 3 years general packaging/engineering experience

Demonstrated Competencies/Skills:
1) Independent thinker with demonstrated skills working in teams or leading project teams
2) Strong Interpersonal and communication skills

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