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Process R&D Engineer (Separation Group)

Ampac Fine Chemicals
Greater Sacramento area, CA
Salary dependent on experience
Closing date
Aug 30, 2019

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Field of specialization
Engineering, Organic, Pharmaceutical
Work Function
Laboratory, Manufacturing, Production Plant
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

Job description:
– Development of small molecule chromatographic purifications for production
(Preparative) using Batch and SMB technology (High Pressure
– Improvement of existing technology through better process control.
– Implementation of new technologies for the organic chemistry labs. Survey of
existing technologies.
– Interface with PR&D Organic chemists and Production Process engineers to
support process transfer from the lab to the plant.
– Interface with customer.
– Hands-on job.
– Evaluation of processes and generation of supporting data for customer quotes
– Writing procedure and batch records (quality documents)
– May involve traveling

– BS, MS, or PhD in chemical engineering or organic chemistry with a focus on
separation techniques.
– Strong knowledge of unit operations
– Knowledge of organic chemistry.
– Knowledge of chromatographic processes will be a plus.
– 3-5 years of industrial experience in process R&D will be a plus
– Good communication skills (Oral and written)
– Interdisciplinary skills (Chemistry, Mechanical, Electrical, Quality, Safety,)
– Capable of handling several projects at a time with a lead role
– Curious and creative


Aerojet Fine Chemicals manufactures Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Registered Intermediates -- all in our modern cGMP facilities. From kilogram to multi-ton scale, to your specifications or with your transferred process, Aerojet Fine Chemicals provides the solution. Aerojet Fine Chemicals is a wholly owned subsidiary of GenCorp, a technology-based manufacturer with leading positions in the aerospace, defense and real estate industries. The Aerojet Fine Chemicals complex is located on an expansive 12,680-acre security-controlled site 20 miles east of downtown Sacramento. Aerojet Fine Chemicals’ service model is the key in generating added value for its customers and is the foundation for continued success and growth. Providing a Quality Workplace for employees and customers is the foundation of our success. Operational Excellence is how we do our job, not in addition to our job. We are widely recognized as a high-quality fine chemicals manufacturer that operates in full compliance with the FDA’s current Good Manufacturing Processes. All of Aerojet Fine Chemicals’ existing core products are FDA approved, on the market, and growing in sales. Over the past two years, Aerojet Fine Chemicals’ customers have also developed a strong pipeline of products that address treatment of diseases in anti-viral, cancer, and central nervous system therapeutic areas.

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