AMPAC Fine Chemicals (AFC), an SK pharmteco company, is a custom manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs, Drug Substances) and registered intermediates for customers in the pharmaceutical industry. Our integrated facilities located in California, Texas, and Virginia specialize in process development, scale-up, and cGMP compliant production from kilograms to multi-ton quantities.
We are looking for enthusiastic Process R&D Engineers to join our R&D Team! We have opportunities at our Rancho Cordova, CA (greater Sacramento area). We will pay for your relocation!
The Process R&D Engineer will work in collaboration with an R&D team to develop continuous processes for fine chemical manufacturing using a variety of unit operations. The candidate will set-up equipment to support the process development at lab scale. With the help of chemists, the Process R&D Engineer will collect the data necessary for modelling to gain a fundamental understanding of the process and support in-silico optimization. The Process R&D Engineer will be closely involved with transfer of the process to the commercial plant and will provide support to the commercial manufacturing.
Survey and evaluate new technologies for the organic chemistry labs.
Improvement of existing technologies through process control.
Implementation of technologies for safer and more efficient operating conditions.
Development of modelling solutions for the scale-up and optimization of processes.
Interface with PR&D Scientists and Engineers to transfer processes from the lab to the plant.
Support commercial manufacturing.
Interface with customers.
Evaluate process layouts and generate equipment cost estimates.
Write procedures and batch records.
BS or MS degree in Chemical Engineering; PhD preferred
2-4 years of industrial experience in Process R&D highly desired
Strong knowledge of Organic Chemistry
Strong written and communication skills
Ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects
Knowledge of computer programming for equipment control and regulation (automation, PLC, and data acquisition)
Knowledge of chromatographic processes highly desired
Strong knowledge of thermodynamic, mathematical modeling and process optimization
This position may be hired at a higher or lower level according to the Job Family.
AMPAC Fine Chemicals offers competitive salaries, benefits, 401k and relocation