Process Engineer 3

Research & Development 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 successful Process Engineer will be a member of the Operations Team and will be responsible for providing technical and project support to Manufacturing, Facilities Engineering, Product Development, Quality, and Regulatory Affairs. This position is intended to participate in efforts on large and small projects to support introduction of new technology and existing operations. This position also may act as project manager, and participate in validation, automation, and aseptic operations. Knowledge of cGMPs and experience with GMP manufacturing is preferred.

Process Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Lead and/ or participate in new technology projects to optimize and scale-up manufacturing processes.
  • Lead and/ or participate in technology transfer within the company and to partners.
  • Lead and/ or participate in capital projects
  • Lead and/ or participate in cross functional teams dedicated to process improvement, efficiency, and optimization.
  • Provide technical assessments for investigations, validation, and change control.
  • Generate and revise control documents to support process equipment and manufacturing processes.
  • Lead and/ or participate in the design and oversee the fabrication and testing of new process equipment
  • Lead and/ or participate in the start-up, commissioning, and qualification of new process equipment
  • Collect and analyze data related to development of new and existing processes and procedures.

The qualified candidate will possess the following:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant cGMP and/or technical experience (5-8 years preferred)
  • BS degree in Engineering (Chemical or Mechanical Preferred)
  • Experience with sanitary process equipment design preferred
  • Ability to read P&IDs and engineering drawings
  • Experience with CIP & SIP preferred
  • Experience with operation of pilot or commercial scale pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical process equipment
  • Experience authoring and executing commissioning and qualification protocols preferred
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and as an integral contributor toward achievement of project and company goals
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities with a high degree of self-motivation
  • Excellent and consistent organizational skills
  • Must have proficient oral and written English communication skills.
  • Ability to work and comply with cGMP requirements
  • Good observation skills and problem-solving ability
  • Team Player attitude: The willingness to work with peers towards company and department goals with dedication and willingness to do what is necessary to get the job done well and on time
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)

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.