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Director, Manufacturing Engineering

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Oceanside, CA
Start date
Nov 11, 2022
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About Gilead:

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead's therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

  • Develops and improves concepts, techniques, and standards.
  • Develops new applications based on quality principles and theories.
  • Develops solutions to problems of moderate complexity, which require a high degree of ingenuity, creativity and innovativeness.
  • Challenges are unique and solutions may serve as precedent for future decisions, which affect the entire organization.
  • Interprets, executes, and recommends modifications to company-wide policies to achieve corporate goals and objectives.
  • Is comfortable interacting with regulatory agencies as needed and possess the ability to represent Gilead in public forums.
  • Develops budgets and monitors expenditures.

Specific Education & Experience Requirements:
  • 12+ years of relevant experience and a BS or related fields.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience and a MA or MBA.
  • 8+ years of relevant experience and a PhD.
  • Demonstrates deep knowledge and experience in engineering in highly regulated manufacturing environments.
  • Has successful experience managing People Managers.
  • Has previous experience in biotech or pharmaceuticals industry.

Specific Job Responsibilities:
  • Manages personnel, to include organizing and prioritizing group tasks, performing training, and writing performance reviews.
  • Performs a wide variety of activities to support operations.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains programs and processes to ensure high quality of operations, and compliance with UBC, UFC, NEC codes, current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs).
  • Works directly with operating entities to ensure that equipment maintenance, safety inspections, analyses and audits are conducted on a continuing basis as specified to enforce requirements and meet specifications.
  • Reviews and approves training matrix.
  • Interfaces with contractor to establish relationships for Manufacturing and property administration oversight and inter-company effective communication to address documentation and compliance issues.
  • May interface with regulatory agencies as required.
  • May write and/or implement changes to controlled documents as needed.
  • Develops budgets and monitors expenditures.

For jobs in the United States:

As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to require all U.S. employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.​

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the ‘EEO is the Law' poster.



Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

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Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Australia.

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