Skip to Main Content

Process R&D Engineer

AMPAC Fine Chemicals
Rancho Cordova, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

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. 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.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • 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 

AMPAC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics, both state and federal.

AMPAC Fine Chemicals


Rancho Cordova, CA
95741 USA



View all jobs at AMPAC Fine Chemicals