Ampac Fine Chemicals has regular full time opportunities available at our Rancho Cordova site (Sacramento area/ Northern CA). We are a leading manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients and registered intermediates under cGMP guidelines for commercial customers in the pharmaceutical industry.

 

ASSOCIATE QC CHEMIST

Duties:
Under general supervision and following established policies and procedures performs professional chemist assignments requiring full use and application of standard chemical principals, practices, concepts and theories. Review and approve related inputs such as tests and experiments conducted by other chemists. Prepare reports and documents findings. Performance of chemical analysis tasks to support production schedule.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related science. Excellent communication skills both oral and especially written. Ability to participate in and contribute to cross-functional teams.  Knowledge of cGMPs, and FDA regulations associated with discipline. HPLC, GC, and GC/MS knowledge, experience in IR, NMR, LC/MS, UV is desired. Multi-tasking various methods development in effort of meeting deadlines. Candidate must be flexible to work day, swing and/or graveyard shift. Some weekend work may be involved. Work place may include areas where a wide variety of chemical materials are used and stored. Must have a high consciousness for personal and equipment safety.

There are multiple openings in the QC Department. These are temporary to possible full time positions.

Please send resumes to Katherine.malberg@apfc.com or call HR @ 916-357-6282.

 


 

CHEMICAL PLANT ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN

Description % time:

  - 70% Includes validation, calibration, and maintenance of pharmaceutical equipment which requires understanding of cGMP requirements and regulations, and includes calibration and care of reference, transfer, and electrical/electronic primary and secondary standards.
  - 10% Plans the sequence of operation and determines work methods.  Maintains, writes and follows calibration and maintenance procedures.  Interfaces with operations to coordinate work and minimize downtime.
  - 10% Interfaces with construction, startup and validation personnel to provide control systems support.
  - 10% Interfaces with engineers and external vendors regarding repair, specification of replacement parts, and calibration of instrumentation, controls, and standards.

Secondary job functions:
Includes calibration, troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, construction, modification, testing, installation and operations checkout of electronic and electromechanical devices and/or systems. Devices include process and utility instrumentation and controls, including mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, electronic, and computer based controls, laboratory analytical equipment, test equipment, scales, recorders, programmer logic controllers, cameras, radios, and computers.

Requirements:
Associates degree in Electronics plus a minimum of four (4) years experience (such as trade school, apprenticeship, or military) commensurate with work described herein. Performs calibration, maintenance, and construction support for all types of instrumentation and control devices and systems in Fine Chemical and Pharmaceutical production plants, pilot plants and laboratories and their supporting utilities.

Equipment used:
May require use of common shop tools, up to and including lathes and mills, in support of work on instrumentation and controls.  Includes minor electrical and mechanical repair or modification work which interface with instrumentation and controls, and may, when appropriate, include tasks normally performed by other crafts.

Please send resumes to Katherine.malberg@apfc.com or call HR @ 916-357-6282.

 


 

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

24/7/365 Overall Plant Responsibilities:

Process
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  • Schedules and utilizes personnel, material and facilities to ensure that schedules and goals are met
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  • Ensure efficient use of resources to maintain safety, policy compliance, quality and production
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  • Interpret and prioritize all process requirements and instructions from a variety of sources
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  • Leads, directs, and assigns work for 35+ BU operation staff for pharmaceutical processes
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  • Mitigates all process or utility shutdowns, quality variances, or serious abnormalities and reports to the next level of management
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  • Contact support personnel when necessary to mitigate issues and minimize plant downtime
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  • Complete shift turnover with incoming operations and supervision staff
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  • Complete a documented facility turnover and any necessary reports accurately in a timely manner
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  • Completion of weekly facility checklists and walkthroughs. Identified items should be followed up on and reports should be timely
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  • Holds daily production meeting and completes associated reports
Quality
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  • Makes decisions regarding  process issues to minimize product impact and maintain compliance
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  • Maintain cGMP and quality compliance on the production line and monitors processes
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  • Responsible for the quality inspection and release of controlled rooms for open solids handling
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  • Responsible for completing quality inspections on all final products prior to shipment
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  • Responsible for completing person of authority / supervisory verifications as required by production
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  • Complete in process and post production review of controlled documents including batch records, work instructions and comments
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  • Maintain production facilities in a cGMP compliant state, ensuring audit readiness at all times
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  • Responsible for ensuring all quality logs (facility cleaning logs, cleaning and use logs, etc.) are complete and accurate
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  • Perform variance investigations and propose preventative actions
Incident Management
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  • Act as incident commander when necessary and mitigate hazards
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  • Act as the company representative during emergencies and incidents
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  • Complete incident reports, investigate and propose corrective actions
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  • Notifies Fire Services or HAZMAT in case of spills, fires, releases, personnel injury or personnel exposure
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  • Responsible for ensuring all operations personnel are accounted for after evacuating personnel to a safe distance designated by EH&S emergency action plan
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  • Notifies SMAQMD in case of equipment breakdown or chemical release to environment
Safety
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  • Responsible for ensuring the completion of shift forklift inspections, environmental logs, equipment placards
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  • Perform monthly IIPP building inspections and close out any findings
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  • General housekeeping of production areas
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  • Complete safety and confined space permitting
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  • Coordinate hot work, support personnel and contractor work within production areas
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  • Ensures plant is in a safety compliant state for audit readiness
Bargaining Unit Oversight
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  • Assigns work and allocate resources as needed
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  • May provide training in manufacturing techniques, policies and procedures and/or safety and environmental procedures
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  • Communication to operations staff on policy changes and general information
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  • Ensures BU employee adherence to all company policies
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  • Responsible for investigations and discipline of operations employees
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  • Utilize Crews and Crew Chiefs to resolve as many issues as feasible before passing them up to the next level of Management
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  • Maintain a good report with subordinates as well as other departments
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  • Responsible for acquiring and completing new hire reviews
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  • Manages and approves time cards
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  • Monitors work operations on a daily basis and actively assists, or provides direction to subordinates
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  • Provides direction to subordinates guided by established policies and precedents. Interprets and executes policies that typically affect individual employees of section
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  • Responsible for understanding BU contract

Education Requirements:
BS degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Industrial Engineering highly preferred.  

Please send resumes to Katherine.malberg@apfc.com or call HR @ 916-357-6282.

 

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P.O. Box 1718, MS 1007
Rancho Cordova, CA, USA 95741
Tel 888 330-2232
Intl Tel +1 916 357 6880
Fax +1 916 353 3523
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