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

Engineer

Location: Rancho Cordova, CA (AFC-CA)
Job 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


Industrial Hygienist

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

Job Description:

  • Primary functions include the management and improvement of the site industrial hygiene monitoring program. Perform assessments of new products and processes and provide input on potential control measures, including the selection of appropriate personal protective equipment and engineering controls. Perform industrial hygiene monitoring of control measures and provide management with recommendations to reduce /eliminate employee exposures. Understand exposure banding and control technologies for potent compound manufacturing and handling. Perform surrogate testing as needed for new equipment and products. Develop safety data sheet summaries for new products.
  • Secondary areas of focus are to 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. 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 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. 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 and 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

Experience: Safety related exp.: 5 years (preferred)
Education: Bachelor’s (preferred)
License: CIH (required)


Quality Engineer – Equipment Qualification

Location: Petersburg, VA (AFC-VA)
Job Type: Full-time

Job Description:
The duties of a QTS Equipment Qualification Engineer include:

  • Qualification protocol generation, execution, and writing final reports for various new and/or existing systems, equipment, and facilities. Write/revise SOPs and other quality documents. Perform internal audits. Perform equipment requalification based on pre-determined intervals, recent changes or modifications made to the systems per approved change control requests. Coordinate with appropriate departments (Process Engineering, Facilities Maintenance, and ASCI) to ensure system integrity and quality of cGMP activities.
  • BS Degree in a Science, Engineering or Technical degree required.

Experience: Qualification Engineering: 2 years
Education: Bachelor’s
Required work authorization: United States


Quality Assurance Analyst

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

Job Description:
Duties may include: Review and/or conduct investigations for process variances, product non-conformances OOS results

  • Ensure compliance of current processes and planned process improvements to cGMP
  • Be responsible for the timely review of records, to include confirming the completeness of the record and the accuracy of relevant entries
  • Ensure the production records are completed in accordance with Good Documentation Practices.
  • Manage the release of intermediates and final products in accordance with the approved systems, procedures and specifications.
  • Provide support with review and compilation of data for various reports or proposals, preparation of tables and graphs, and drafting technical documents as needed
  • Manage change controls in support of production, release activities and continuous improvements
  • Ensuring process validation and qualification requirements are established in approved protocols and results of the validation and qualifications are adequately presented in approved reports
  • Perform facility audits of the respective manufacturing facilities
  • Provide support for customer quality audits and technical meetings
  • Be responsible for execution and documenting internal systems audits
  • Be responsible for obtaining and maintaining appropriate training to meet the requirements of this role

Requirements:
Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate science and 1-5 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience. General computer skills, working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Have a working knowledge of cGMP. Project Management experience would be helpful.


Process Scientist

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

Job Description:
AMPAC Fine Chemicals is a contract manufacturing company focused on the development and manufacture of pharmaceutical compounds. We are looking for scientists to be part of a team that is developing cost effective solutions for our Pharmaceutical partners. Our staff is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development.

This position is in the R&D department and is responsible for production support and process development of pharmaceutical ingredients:

  • Develops scalable manufacturing processes in an cGMP environment
  • Conducts experiments to optimize processes for commercial manufacture
  • Meets with groups internally and externally for project meetings and prepares data for presentations
  • Effectively participates in Process R&D team meetings
  • Works under supervision of more senior scientists or scientific directors to advance the company pipeline
  • Thinks critically and creatively and is able to work independently and in interdisciplinary groups
  • Ability to resolve problems and has strong organizational and planning skills
  • Demonstrates excellent writing and communication skills (both verbal and technical) and strong interpersonal skills.

Education & Experience:

  • PhD
  • BS or MS degree with or without industry experience

Special Work Conditions:
Work place may include areas where a wide variety of chemical materials are used and stored. May involve potential exposure to variable noise levels. Must customarily have a high consciousness for personnel and equipment safety. May be required to utilize a variety of personal protective equipment. May need to work outside of normal office hours.

Experience: Process Chemistry: 3 years (Preferred)
Education: Bachelor’s (Required)
Work authorization: United States (Required)


Quality Assurance IT

Location: Petersburg, VA (AFC-VA)
Job Type: Full-time

Job Description:

  • Hands on computer system validation on assigned projects
  • Responsible for creation, execution and coordination of the project’s deliverables
  • Computer System Validation advisory for the planned system upgrades
  • Support regulatory and customer audits
  • Ensures documentation and practices to meet quality standards, applicable and company’s policies and procedures
  • Perform risk assessment in support of computer system validation
  • Develop validation documents such as user requirements, functional specifications, validation plans, test plans, traceability matrix, deviations and summary reports
  • Review the accuracy and completeness of software validations deliverables
  • Provide basic functional support for quality systems
    Requirements:
  • BS Degree
  • At least 2-3 years of experience in computer system validation in the life science industry
  • Requires thorough understanding of system development life cycles for FDA regulated applications
  • Must be experiences in developing computer system validation deliverables for FDA-regulated applications: validation plans, required specifications, various levels of software testing scripts (IQ, OQ, PQ), traceability matrix and risk assessment and validation reports.
  • Working knowledge of GxP systems and related regulations and guidance, e.g. 21 CFR Part 11, GAMP 5, Annex 11
  • Ability to work within dynamic environment with shuffling priorities and responsibilities

Education: Bachelor’s