Senior Equipment Engineer

Sorrento Therapeutics in San Diego, CA

  • Industry: Engineering - Biological And Biomedical Engineer
  • Type: Full Time
  • $103,730.00 - 157,700.00
position filled

Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. is a fast growing, clinical stage, antibody-centric, biopharmaceutical company developing new therapies to turn malignant cancers into manageable and possibly curable diseases. Sorrento's multimodal multipronged approach to fighting cancer is made possible by its' extensive immuno-oncology platforms, including key assets such as fully human antibodies ("G-MAB? library"), clinical stage immuno-cellular therapies ("CAR-T"), intracellular targeting antibodies ("iTAbs"), antibody-drug conjugates ("ADC"), and clinical stage oncolytic virus ("Sephrevir?").

We attract smart people who play well with others. We're small enough for your ideas to make a big impact, and large enough to offer you opportunities to grow professionally at any stage of your career.

If you're a quick learner, enjoy working in the biotech industry, and share our mission of providing ground-breaking impact to medicine, each other, and our patients, Sorrento Therapeutics is the place for you!


* Subject Matter Expert (SME) expected to lead equipment engineering and maintenance function.
* Ensure compliance and manage EQMS Equipment Module content, process, and functionality.
* Coordinate the specification, procurement, installation, and calibration of biopharmaceutical equipment in concert with end-user and suppliers.
* Operate and maintain the Equipment Monitoring System. Specify system modifications. Determine system life cycle status to plan and specify future systems.
* Coordinate equipment onboarding with facilities, calibration, maintenance, and validation activities.
* Manage and execute equipment engineering's responsibilities to Sorrento's Quality Management System.
* May perform other duties as assigned.


* Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field with at least 5-8 years related experience in a GMP pharmaceutical environment.
* Must be able to read and follow detailed written instructions and have good verbal/written communication skills.
* Must be proficient with standard office software, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
* Good interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment.
* Experience in pharmaceutical, biotechnology or related field is preferred.
* Knowledge of and experience with biopharmaceutical laboratory and manufacturing equipment including but not limited to incubators, single use bioreactors, chromatography, cell therapy, and controlled temperature units is preferred.
* Working knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), and current Good Documentation Practices (cGDP) is preferred.
* Ability to manage routine small projects without assistance.
* Ability to prioritize multiple tasks from multiple customers.
* Ability to work in controlled or clean room environments requiring special gowning. Will be required to follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body. No make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish or artificial fingernails may be worn in these work environments.


Support scientists who are on the leading edge of immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer.

Earn a competitive salary that allows you to focus your attention on your passion.

A comprehensive benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, matching 401k, 10 paid holidays, and three-weeks' PTO, plus stock options.

If this sounds like the right career to fit your personality and interests, please apply, we're looking forward to meeting you!

Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Associated topics: biochemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatic, biomechanics, biomedical engineer, biosynthetic, metabolic, neurodegenerative, nutrition, parenteral

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