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Process Engineering Assistant (Intern)

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

San Diego

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  • You must be a second year Engineering student, with lab experience and basic knowledge of chemistry/statistics. Ability to multitask, follow procedures, and work in a regulated environment. Strong attention to detail, safety, and customer needs is essential. Part-time availability required. No housing or relocation assistance available. Physical requirements include lifting up to 25 pounds.
  • You will assist in experimental activities, document findings, maintain equipment, troubleshoot issues, and ensure compliance with cGMP practices at a pharmaceutical manufacturing company.

Off-cycle Internship

Engineering•San Diego


  • Catalent Pharma Solutions is hiring a Process Engineering Assistant (Intern), on our San Diego, CA team. Through guided mentorship, the Student Intern program offers students a fun and stimulating environment to gain lab experience and exposure to pharmaceutical chemistry development. Lab Assistants in Process Engineering will have exposure to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) Manufacturing and use many principles of engineering.


  • Must currently be a full time (ideally second year) Engineering student. Chemical Engineering majors preferred.
  • Completion of college level science lab and familiarity with basic lab equipment is required. Basic knowledge of chemistry and statistics is preferred.
  • Ability to multitask and proactively utilize critical thinking skills is required.
  • Requires the ability to work in a regulated environment (GMP/FDA/DEA/OSHA) and strictly follow procedures. Ability to read, write, and comprehend reports, technical and cGMP documents as well as correspondence.
  • A team player with a positive attitude and able to take initiative. Superior attention to detail, safety, quality, and customer requirements is critical.
  • Availability to work 15-20 hours a week during the hours of 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday (no exceptions).
  • Housing assistance is NOT available for this role. Relocation Assistance is NOT available for this position. ONLY local candidates will be considered.
  • Physical Requirements: On an average day this position requires the ability to walk, sit and stand, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms at or above shoulder height and below waist height, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear, smell and lift up to 25 pounds. Specific vision requirements including reading of written documents, visual inspection of materials and use of computer monitor screen frequently.

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • Assist in experimentation and development activities under the supervision of a full-time pharmaceutical process engineer or chemist.
  • Document experiments in development batch records under the supervision of a full-time engineer.
  • May perform routine experiments without supervision.
  • Setup, breakdown, and cleaning of designated equipment and laboratory glassware.
  • Perform maintenance on designated equipment and generate purchase orders for supplies/equipment.
  • Work with engineering team to troubleshoot and maintain manufacturing/laboratory equipment.
  • Learn and comply with all cGMP practices in use at Catalent San Diego.
  • All duties performed in compliance with SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures).
  • All other duties as assigned.


Work type

Part time

Work mode



San Diego


  • Awesome employee activities: Movie Day, Monthly Birthday Celebrations, Friday Bagel Breakfast, On-site Fitness Center with machines, on-site yoga and HIIT classes, Sponsored Sports Teams, and several other company-sponsored events that encourages positive employee comradery, which contributes to effectively building positive employee relationships, overall creating a positive work environment.
  • Environmentally friendly green initiatives with on-site practices as well as regularly participating in Beach Clean-up activities for community engagement.
  • Several Employee Resource Groups focusing on Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Competitive salary/hourly rate offering students an amazing company to add to your resume before graduation with exciting hands-on lab experience.
  • Positive and fast-paced working environment focusing on continually improving processes to remain innovative and dynamic.