Amgen Electrical Engineer in Breda, Netherlands

Amgen is a values-based organization with a powerful sense of shared purpose toward our mission: to serve patients. We provide the capabilities, resources, and rewards of a global enterprise, while maintaining the entrepreneurialism and pioneering spirit that marked our early days as a biotechnology innovator. We encourage our team members to have fulfilling and meaningful careers through challenging assignments, career development, and valuable opportunities such as this:

Electrical Engineer

At Amgen we are proud to be known for our extremely reliable delivery of medicine to patients. Introducing more and more new medicines, in combination with our constant focus on affordable healthcare, we are constantly improving our production systems & processes. Machines are evolving and renewed automation technologies are incorporated in the assets. The technical environment is getting more complex and challenging in the equipment automation world. An important part of this role lies in equipment upgrades, continuous improvement, life cycle management and effective trouble shooting at our electronical and automated assets.

Do you have a solid background in electrical & automation engineering? Are you familiar with sophisticated automated packaging lines? Do you love to combine your technical knowledge with your interpersonal and analytical skills? Ever experienced the joy of working with highly automated production lines? And always wanted to work a dynamic and growing pharma company that serves patients in a reliable and dynamic work environment?

Looking for a new challenge in which you can combine all of the above then don't look further, this is the right opportunity for you!

Maintenance & Engineering

The Maintenance & Engineering department contains a group of very motivated team members that work on our beautiful mission to serve our patients timely with high quality products in safe operational environment.

The Electrical Engineer has a key role to strengthen the team with electrical, electronical and automation skills and knowledge. Since our production volumes are growing, it is essential that the reliability and performance of our assets remain at the highest level possible. This will be achieved in close collaboration with internal- and external stakeholders.

Basic Qualification and Requirement

The Electrical Engineer plays a critical role in upgrading, reliability and improvement of our electronical & automated assets. This role participates a leading role in setting up systems to adapt new products, (new) technology, participates in projects to introduce new equipment, upgrading/ redesigning assets, root cause analyses and troubleshooting. In this role you are action oriented and communicate closely with internal stakeholders (e.g. quality, production, process development, IT, validation) and collaborate intensely with equipment manufacturers and (local) engineering companies. Additionally, you work closely with global network peers.

Last but not least, all activities should be fully aligned with our Automation program. This program dictates an overall automation site strategy to adapt new automation technology in the organization.

Essential for being successful in this position is being very analytical, structured and accurate, in both working and documenting. And traveling to our equipment suppliers for project- and/ or improvement purposes is part of this role as well.

Primary Focus / General Accountability

  • Ensure flawless execution of (complex) electrical/ automation activities in production by accurate preparation, coordination, analyses and troubleshooting.

  • Participate in projects to qualify new production lines and new technology.

  • First point of contact with all our (international) equipment manufactures. Alignment of plans, upgrades, external experts, time delivery and training.

  • In close contact with our maintenance technicians, senior reliability- & automation engineers to define the right and exact set of activities.

  • Drive continuous improvement in the automated processes and systems.

  • Close communication with various internal- and external stakeholders.

  • Working according Amgen Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to be fully compliant to our Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).


  • Bachelor degree Electrical, Industrial Automation via education or by experience.

  • Background in engineering; electrical, electronics and automation.

  • 3+ years experience in comparable role in a regulated environment (can be from outside Pharma) or ready for your next career step after having done similar activities for multiple years, with evidence of excellent communication and planning skills.

  • Experience in doing business with external suppliers, preferably packaging equipment manufacturers.

  • Solid background in accurate documenting, familiar with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).

  • Familiar with Computerized Maintenance Systems like Maximo, Ultimo etc.

  • Fluency in written and spoken Dutch and English, preferably also in German.

A Fortune 150 company operating in nearly 100 countries around the world, we invest in highly skilled, dedicated and collaborative individuals who are ready to contribute to our mission in meaningful ways and make a difference in the lives of our patients.

That's why, as a member of the Amgen team, we provide you with valuable opportunities to broaden your experience and maximize your potential. We ensure our staff are equipped to excel today and tomorrow by leveraging state-of-the-art technologies and modern working environments, encouraging open dialogue and professional debate, and collaborating with world-class talent and institutions around the globe. We believe in rewarding those who do rewarding work and are committed to providing careers that can help turn the tide of serious, life-interrupting illnesses.

Please note:

  • An online assessment is part of the recruitment process

  • For this position we only consider candidates who live in the Netherlands or on a commuting distance from our Breda office, no relocation fee is offered for the position