Associate Engineer (JP4424)

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Date Posted: 07-24-2018
Job Title: Associate Engineer (JP4424)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit:  DP Process & Equipment Capabilities
Duration:  1+ years (likely extensions)
3Key Consulting Inc. is looking for a Associate Engineer with a degree in engineering and 4 – 6 years’ industry experience in biotechnology drug product manufacturing processes for a global, CA-based, bio-pharmaceutical company.
Job Description:
As a member of the process development team, this role will be focused on characterizing new formulation fill finish technologies and advancing the state of the drug product manufacturing process at Amgen. The candidate will perform experiments, organize data and analyze results with minimal supervision. The candidate will establish the experimental design, develop and implement protocols, obtain reproducible and reliable results, analyze data and communicate results to cross functional groups.  Candidate responsibilities include:
  • Independently execute experiments in order to characterize and enable implementation of new capabilities that advance state-of-the art automation, high throughput screening, formulation, filling, lyophilization and analytical technologies.
  • Serve as single point of contact and subject matter expert (SME) on complex capabilities.
  • Enable walk-up utilization and own business process.
  • Independently design and execute process development studies to characterize formulation, filling, lyophilization, capping, and inspection operations to deliver robust manufacturing processes and drug products.
  • Apply fundamental scientific (biochemistry, biophysics, statistics, etc.) and engineering principles to resolve issues and evaluate effects of process improvements, equipment, scale, and raw materials.
  • Conduct analysis of data generated from any of the above listed activities, including statistical analysis using SAS, JMP etc., and effectively communicate results.
  • Troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment, work with Lab Ops, Asset Management, Facilities and vendors to repair.
  • Author/review technical documents, such as technical protocols, technical assessments, technical reports, regulatory documents.
  • Perform tasks related to safety and compliance initiatives in the lab.
  • Manage procurement and inventory levels of commonly used lab supplies and chemicals.
Top Must-Have Skills:
  • Engineering, Chemistry or Pharmaceutical sciences, biotechnology degrees.
  • Some knowledge of proteins and or biopharmaceuticals and working in lab/industry.
  • General ability to operate independently with minimal supervision, ability to follow instruction and procedures.
  • B.S. with 4‒6 years of industry experience, M.S. with 3‒4 years’ experience, with degree in Engineering.
  • Displayed critical thinking, problem solving and independent research skills.
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies.
  • Good computer and organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written).
  • Excellent project management skills including the ability to manage project resource requirements material, manpower, time, etc.), and ability to elevate relevant issues to project lead and line-management.
  • Self-motivation, adaptability and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with internal and external partners.
  • Experience working in GMP environments or process development.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Author protocols, execute experiments in lab, analyze data, prepare PowerPoint presentations, discuss results with team, author technical reports.
  • Run analytical or process equipment in lab to fully characterize new technologies.
  • Data analysis.
Why This Position Is Open:
Future needs for new projects. Need additional support for the team.
Employee Value Proposition:
Team is working on the next gen manufacturing technology and cutting edge. Candidate will have Influence on the new technology.
Red Flags:
Candidates with unrelated degrees such as microbiology, immunology etc. as their background does not fit the role.
Interview process:
Phone interview followed by in-person.
We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this particular position, please feel free to take a look at the other positions on our website You are also welcome to share this posting with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
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