Sr. Facilities Mechanic

Technical Operations San Diego, CA


About Pacira

Pacira BioSciences, Inc. is a leading provider of non-opioid pain management and regenerative health solutions dedicated to improving outcomes for health care practitioners and their patients. Our in-depth knowledge of non-opioid pain management, coupled with our passion for advancing patient care, drives our commitment to providing solutions that address unmet medical needs and improve clinical results.

Why work with us?

Rarely do you have an opportunity to do work that really matters. What drives us is our mission. What makes us successful are our people.  At Pacira, you are part of an inclusive culture that fosters collaboration, growth, and innovative thinking - a place where you can make an impact and help change the standard of care in non-opioid pain management. Be part of our movement, let’s pursue excellence together.

The purpose of this position is for conducting and providing mechanical expertise in the maintenance and repair activities of the manufacturing and facilities equipment and systems in support of scheduled production activities and resolving the day-to-day equipment and facilities related issues. The overarching goal is to ensure that manufacturing systems and support utilities are available as demanded by the manufacturing schedule.  This includes maintaining the physical operation of the systems as well as their documented validated state. 


  • Ensure that production equipment and support utilities are available as demanded Ensure that production equipment and support utilities are available as demanded by manufacturing.
  • Organize and prepare technical documentation necessary to ensure support of cGMP operations.  
  • Detect and resolve recurring system problems
  • Contribute to the identification and procurement of appropriate spare parts and materials
  • Provide leadership and support to facility and equipment mechanics.
  • Assist in the validation of new or modified support facilities.
  • Support Pacira Pharmaceuticals facilities-wide.


The incumbent primarily works with the Plant Operations, Manufacturing, and Process Development personnel and members of various Quality departments.  Frequently deals with outside vendors or contractors, and occasionally interfaces with all Company departments or levels of management.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 6 years of relevant facilities and/or process equipment experience.
  • Basic knowledge of cGMP parenteral manufacturing practices and facilities.
  • Significant knowledge of cGMP pharmaceutical manufacturing support utilities.
  • Ability to manage projects with a high degree of self-motivation.
  • Troubleshooting: Must be proficient in troubleshooting electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and mechanical equipment.
  • Excellent planning, organizing and execution skills.
  • Specific technical skills in HVAC, autoclaves, glass wash equipment and various pumps, mechanical seals, and motors.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and work with minimum supervision.
  • P&ID walk down and red line capability.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, move between spaces, reach with hands and arms and stoop. Close vision and the need to focus on detailed work subjects, use of hands, fingers and wrist to operate various hand and power tools.  Will need to lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds and work from a ladder up to 12 feet high.

EEO Statement

Pacira is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), veteran status, disability or genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

At Pacira we are committed to intentionally cultivating a culture of inclusion where all feel welcomed and valued for their background, perspectives, and experiences. We hold one another accountable to promote trust and transparency in support of our communities and collective purpose.