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Engineer II

Bachem is a listed technology-based company focused on peptide chemistry. The company provides a full range of services to the pharma and biotech industries. It specializes in the development of innovative, efficient manufacturing processes and the reliable production of peptide-based active pharmaceutical ingredients. A comprehensive catalog of biochemicals and exclusive custom syntheses for research labs complete the service portfolio. Headquartered in Switzerland with subsidiaries in Europe, the US and Asia, the group has a global reach with more experience and know-how than any other company in the industry. Towards its customers, Bachem shows total commitment to quality, innovation and partnership.

In order to continue our organic growth, we are constantly looking for talent.



Your Responsibilities

The Engineer II is responsible for plans, design, development, implementation, and analysis of technical products, manufacturing processes and systems in an industrial plant with consideration of safety.  Performs engineering design evaluations.  Recommends alterations to development and design to improve quality of products, process and/or procedures.  Maximizes efficiency by analyzing layout of equipment, workflow, assembly methods, and work force utilization. Determines parts and tools needed in order to achieve manufacturing goals according to product specification.


Your Tasks

·         Develop and train employees on utilization of maintenance schedule for new equipment

·         Write and assist in composition of instruction and operating procedures of new equipment

·         Support projects for facility remodeling and expansion

·         Perform activities associated with the design and qualifications of the new and existing equipment used in a manufacturing plant

·         Write design qualifications for qualifying batch processing tanks, filter dryers, HPLCs, filtration system, Lyophilizers, cold rooms,

          ultra-low freezers, HVAC, compressed air, and purified water (experience with cleaning, and automation controls)

·         Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals

·         Create new process and equipment drawings based on specifications and standards

·         Update drawings to reflect changes to existing process

·         Maintains drawing files (CAD, PDF, and hard copies)

·         Oversee the design and construction of new plants

·         Troubleshoot process equipment and ensuring that equipment works to its specifications and appropriate capacities

·         Draft of new procedures, SOP’s and protocols as well as training of staff for these expectations

·         Work with other departments, contractors and vendors

·         Perform process development studies for new and existing projects. Write summary reports to support the process

          development data

·         Write standard operation procedures, standard test procedures, master batch records and other related GMP documents


Your Profile

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

·         Minimum of 5 years’ relative work experience

·         Knowledge of cGMP, pharmaceutical manufacturing methods and engineering principles

·         Familiar with pharmaceutical and medical device regulated environment

·         Technical knowledge of processes, equipment and utilities (batch processing, tank, filtration, lyophilization, purified water

          systems etc.)

·         Experience with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)

·         Experience managing projects and providing technical assessments

·         Exhibit detail oriented documentation skills, technical writing and SOPs

·         May work with hazardous materials and chemicals

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills

·         Basic computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

·         Ability to effectively organize, multitask, and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment

·         Ability to communicate in a proactive and solution-focused manner, including keeping management aware of potential issues.

·         Detail oriented with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems

·         Ability to work independently and manage one’s time

·         Communicate effectively and ability to function well in a team environment


·         Preferred:

·         Experience with Peptides

·         General lab instrument ( GC, FTIR, NMR and KF) knowledge and operation experience


We offer - If you are looking for a new challenge and want to join a highly motivated team in an internationally renowned company, you should seize this opportunity.









Nearest Major Market: San Diego

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