Director, Engineering

Vista, California
Feb 14, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

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 synthesis for research labs complete the service portfolio. Headquartered in Switzerland with subsidiaries in Europe and the U.S., 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.

                                                                     Bachem. Pioneering Partner for Peptides 

Your Responsibilities

The Director of Engineering leads the team that performs the design, and development process. They will coordinate and manage the process improvement and facility expansion activities across Bachem Americas, Inc.’s (BAM) two sites.

Your Tasks

·         Manages the engineering team and coordinates engineering activities to design, develop, project, and improve processes materials flow

·         Provides planning, direction, and coordination for all technical activities while achieving optimum use of workers, equipment, materials and facilities

·         Plans and establishes engineering schedules and follows up performance against estimates

·         Directs department activities to design new processes, modify existing designs, improve production techniques, and develop test procedures

·         Confers with management, production, and marketing staff to determine engineering feasibilities and cost effectiveness for meeting product demand,

·         Analyzes technology trends, human resource needs, and market demand to plan projects

·         Drives operational efficiency in manufacturing with new technologies and process automation

·         Recommends and implements new policies and procedures to improve existing processes and products

·         Prepares and controls department budget, forecasts operating cost of department and prepares for budget proposals

·         Ensures compliance of company policies, procedures and objectives regarding processes, initiatives, and projects


Your Profile


·         Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering

·         Minimum of 15 years of engineering and project management experience in either the Food, Medical Device, or Pharmaceutical industries

·         Minimum of 5 years of experience in a managerial position in the Pharmaceutical Industry

·         Experience in planning or operating Laboratory buildings, HVAC systems, clean room design, freeze drying, downstream bioprocessing, mixing, filtration, process automation and quality controls

·         Successful track record in design, planning and project management of manufacturing or pilot plant facility expansions

·         Handle complete project life cycle from design, planning and implementation to validation

·         Familiar with FDA requirements, cGMP guideline, 21 CFR Parts 11, 210, 211, 820

·         Manage engineering team between the Torrance and Vista locations

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills

·         Ability to communicate in a proactive and solutions-focused manner, including keeping management aware of potential issues

·         Ability to work independently and manage one’s time

·         Advanced computer knowledge, including planning and design software

·         Communicate effectively and ability to function well in a team environment

·         Ability to effectively organize, multitask, and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment

·         Ability to improve safety through engineering design and controls

·         Familiar with the operation and maintenance of Lyophilizers

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.