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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

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



Experience with Peptides

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

You will be part of a motivated team overseeing the entire development cycle of respective APIs. If you are looking for a new challenge and want to join a motivated team in an internationally renowned company, you should seize this opportunity

Nearest Major Market: San Diego