Automation Engineer - Electromechanical


You've earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you've worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. 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. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Automation Engineer - Electromechanical


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will be a part of the Discovery Technologies team. Primary responsibilities include day-to-day operation of large, integrated automation platforms, managing the platforms' schedule, and maintaining platform readiness for Amgen's Research scientists. Basic engineering skills in electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic systems will be required to troubleshoot issues and keep the system operational. The role will also collaborate with the scientists using the system to edit, develop, and run automated, experimental protocols.

Position Responsibilities

  • Daily operation of robotic platform(s) & laboratory automation to execute a variety of process to include but not limited to automated microscale chemical synthesis, high-throughput assays, cell line development, and protein purification and analytics.
  • Performing quality control and calibration of equipment for both accuracy & precision.
  • Troubleshooting of various lab instrumentation and automation, which will require skill with electrical, mechanical, fluidic, and pneumatic systems, as well as knowledge of the software controlling the instruments and integrated systems.
  • Optimizing workflows and protocols to increase throughput, improve data quality, and/or reduce consumable consumption.
  • Assisting scientists to successfully develop, transfer and execute processes on the integrated platforms and ancillary equipment.
  • Efficiently manage execution of both scheduled and ad-hoc maintenance of robotic platform and associated equipment by aligning with both internal stakeholders and external vendors.
  • Ensuring all tasks and responsibilities are performed according to industry-leading scientific standards & accurately documented in SOPs.
  • Monitoring technological developments in the field & evaluation of new technologies


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The mechanical professional we seek has hands on experience with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

Master's Degree OR

Bachelor's Degree and 2 years of Engineering experience OR

Associate's degree and 5 years of Engineering experience OR

High school diploma/GED and 10 years of Engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's in engineering, biomedical engineering, or a relevant field
  • Experience in operating, and maintaining integrated lab automation platforms, ideally.
  • Experience programming scheduling software.
  • Experience running and troubleshooting lab instrumentation, including but not limited to liquid handlers, acoustic dispensers, multi-mode plate readers, compound transfer devices, etc.
  • Proven troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated successful interpersonal relationships with peers and colleagues in other scientific disciplines
  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams to scale a process from a manual proof-of-concept to a fully-automated, high-capacity, high-throughput unattended operation.
  • High level of self-motivation


Some of the vast rewards of working here

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.
  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey
  • A 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-with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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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.

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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.