AMPAC Fine Chemicals (AFC) offers variety of full-time career opportunities at our facilities. We seek determined and innovative individuals to join our team. If you have a service-oriented philosophy and produce quality work in a team-oriented environment, AFC is the place for you.

To share AFC’s attitude, focus, and commitment in providing innovative solutions to our customers, please contact our HR Department at (916) 357-6282. Please send all resumes to
Katherine.Malberg@apfc.com. We appreciate your interest in AFC.

AFC’s Current Career Opportunities

Safety Engineer

Location: Rancho Cordova, CA (AFC-CA)

Job Description:
Perform health and safety assignments using safety concepts and principles to anticipate, identify, evaluate, and mitigate safety and health hazards for manufacturing, laboratory, and maintenance work areas and activities. Conduct Industrial Hygiene monitoring and results reporting. Areas of focus include manufacturing operations, chemical handling and storage, equipment isolation (lockout/ tagout, line breaking), fire prevention (including hot work), confined spaces, material handling (forklifts, cranes/hoists), IPP implementation, and emergency response. Evaluate and propose mitigation plans for hazardous compounds. Conduct incident investigations; develop and manage preventative/corrective actions for accidents, incidents and near misses. Conduct work area and work practice safety audits. Develop written reports for the above activities and track recommendations through to completion. Assist with preparation and implementation of EH&S policies and procedures for the Company. Assist in conducting safety meetings and employee training programs. Maintain safety-related recordkeeping consistent with OSHA requirements. Promote safety culture and assist with achieving established goals. Assist with the on-going development and maintenance of behavior-based safety programs. Participate in hazard reviews, review and ensure compliance with program elements and documentation for adequacy and completeness, taking corrective action where necessary.

Requirements: 

  • B.S. in Safety, Chemistry, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering, or related science
  • 5-10 years of directly related technical experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills needed to participate on or lead a team
  • Must be capable of creating and communicating safety information to diverse audiences
  • CIH Required. CSP Preferred.

R&D Engineer

Type: Full-time

Job Description:

  • Support the development of continuous processes for fine chemical manufacturing
  • Design and set-up equipment for supporting experimental work to generate data for modelling of unit operation for chemical processes. This includes:
    • interface with suppliers to define and provide equipment specifications
    • ability to read and generate technical drawing for manufacturing or modification of equipment
    • development of human/machine interface via PLC programming for automatization and better process control and safety
  • Survey of new technologies
  • Interface with PR&D Organic chemists and Production Process engineers to help transferring processes from the lab to the plant
  • Interface with customer
  • Hands-on job
  • Evaluation of processes and Quotation for customers
  • Writing procedure and batch records (quality documents)
  • May involve traveling

Requirements:

  • Chemical Engineer or Chemist with a focus on continuous processing and separation techniques
  • Strong knowledge of Organic chemistry
  • Knowledge in computer programming for equipment control and regulation (automation, PLC, data acquisition)
  • Knowledge of chromatographic processes will be a plus
  • 3-5 years of industrial experience in process R&D will be a plus (but not necessary)
  • Good communication skills (Oral and written)
  • Interdisciplinary skills (Mechanical, Electrical, Quality, Safety, Chemistry)
  • Capable of handling several projects at a time with a lead role

Process Engineer – VA Location

Type: Full-time

Job Description:
Under general supervision and following established policies, performs professional assignments requiring full use and application of standard engineering principles, theories, concepts and techniques.

Monitor existing processes, ensuring that batch records are maintained, variances are investigated, and day to day activities are properly planned. Activate and qualify facilities and equipment. May assign work to and direct less senior engineer and support personnel as required. Provide team leadership to small projects.

Conduct product changeovers through shift coverage, preparation of cleaning instruction, and leading in set up operations. Prepare new batch records and work instructions. Develop process training for operations and craftsmen. Troubleshoot processes to reduce downtime, improve cycle time, and increase productivity. Modify piping and instrumentation drawings, flow sheets, and emission calculations.

Independently evaluates, selects and applies engineering techniques, procedures and criteria using judgement in making adaptations and modifications. Use engineering skills to design small projects for enhanced safety, quality and or productivity improvements. Assists in the completion of Process Safety information and participates in Process Hazard Analysis.

Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering, plus a minimum of 5 years of direct chemical manufacturing experience in a pharmaceutical production environment, familiarity with cGMP requirements and FDA compliance necessary. We are a 24/7/365 manufacturing plant. This position may involve shift coverage including weekends and holidays.


Analytical Scientist

Location: Rancho Cordova, CA (AFC-CA)
Type: Full-time

Job Description: 
Candidate will assist with assigned tasks such as method development, transfer and validation; provide analytical support to the research and development group to meet project goals; select appropriate methods and techniques in performing experiments; collaborate with analytical personnel to help develop routine analytical methods; work cross functionally to achieve target goals and proactively seek out potential solutions to issues.

Candidate will also assist in creating method validation and/or qualification protocols and reports as well as analytical methods; perform all lab work that will support method validation, transfer, and qualification; perform qualification of primary and secondary reference material to be used as analytical standards.

Qualifications and Skills:
Requires a BS in Chemistry or related field, and at least 3 years of experience in method development/validation/transfer, or an MS and at least 1 year of relevant experience in a cGMP environment; strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills; the ability to excel in a team oriented environment and to use common tools for effective scientific communication within the company. Knowledge of the following is highly desired: LC/UV/DAD/MS, FTIR, GC, GC/MS,NMR, and KF.

Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree


Engineer

Location: Rancho Cordova, CA (AFC-CA)
Type: Full-time

Job Description:
Under general supervision and following established policies, performs professional assignments requiring full use and application of standard engineering principles, theories, concepts and techniques.

Monitor existing processes, ensuring that batch records are maintained, variances are investigated, and day to day activities are properly planned. Activate and qualify facilities and equipment. May assign work to and direct less senior engineer and support personnel as required. Provide team leadership to small projects.

Conduct product changeovers through shift coverage, preparation of cleaning instruction, and leading in set up operations. Prepare new batch records and work instructions. Develop process training for operations and craftsmen. Troubleshoot processes to reduce downtime, improve cycle time, and increase productivity. Modify piping and instrumentation drawings, flow sheets, and emission calculations.

Independently evaluates, selects and applies engineering techniques, procedures and criteria using judgement in making adaptations and modifications. Use engineering skills to design small projects for enhanced safety, quality and or productivity improvements. Assists in the completion of Process Safety information and participates in Process Hazard Analysis.

Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate discipline / science and two years directly related experience as an Associate Engineer or equivalent combination of education and experience. We are a 24/7/365 manufacturing plant. This position may involve shift coverage including weekends and holidays.

Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree