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Specialist 1, CAD

Who We Are

BioMarin’s Technical Operations group is responsible for creating our drugs for use in clinical trials and for scaling production of those drugs for the commercial market. These engineers, technicians, scientists and support staff build and maintain BioMarin’s cutting-edge manufacturing processes and sites, provide quality assurance and quality control to ensure we meet regulatory standards, and procure the needed goods and services to support manufacturing and coordinating the worldwide movement of our drugs to patients.


This position functions as a CAD drafter and documentation specialist for the Engineering Documentation Control group at BioMarin, USA. The candidate will assist the Engineering Documentation Supervisor in maintaining an organized and accurate set of AutoCAD drawings and documents for facilities, utilities, and equipment for both GxP and non GxP facilities. The candidatewill create new drawings and revise existing drawings that will be controlled within the Engineering Document Control System. This position will also provide document support for all other documents managed by Engineering Document Control.



The Engineering Documentation Control Specialist will be responsible for the following with little supervision:

  • Review and verify all new and revised drawings for content, accuracy, and to ensure that formatting meets BioMarin Engineering Documentation requirements.
  • Update drawings with the use of submitted red-lined drawing submittals and publish the redlines according to SOP Requirements.
  • Perform “walk downs” to confirm accuracy of red-lined as-build drawing submittals.
  • Create system drawing sets by using legacy engineering and project drawings.
  • Traveling between BioMarin Novato and San Rafael sites to aid in engineering documentation needs, project support, and perform field verifications.
  • Reviewing and logging documentation service requests into the documentation database for tracking purposes.
  • Working in coordination with BioMarin personnel according to Engineering Documentation needs and attending Project meetings as needed to represent the EDC Department
  • Working within BioMarin’s validated SharePoint electronic documentation system and within the standard Livelink workspace.
  • Assist the Engineering Document Supervisor with document control policies and processes, document storage, retrieval, drawing revisions and new document generation as needed.
  • Perform action items within the Track Wise quality system for EDC related tasks.
  • Provide Mentoring within the EDC group to assist other team members expand their technical knowledge.
  • Assist with running day-to-day operation of the digital and physical engineering document library.
  • Performing other engineering documentation duties as needed such as running reports, updating web pages, and supporting printing requests from other departments.




  • At a minimum the candidate will have 7-10 years of CAD experience working within an engineering field. The candidate will have a full understanding of major building, utility and control systems, as well as process equipment.
    • Education levels and training (certifications) received will be considered in lieu of experience levels,

  • At a minimum the candidate will have 6-9 years of experience working in a cGMP-controlled engineering document environment within the biotech or pharmaceutical field.
    • Education levels and training (certifications) received will be considered in lieu of experience levels.
  • Preferably the candidate will have experience using Livelink or Sharepoint document management software or an equivalent such as Documentum or OneSource.



  • Minimum of Associate degree in an engineering field.
  • A combination of on the job training and previous experience will be considered.
  • AutoCAD 2012 Certified Professional or equivalent.



Required Equipment:

  • Lenovo Laptop (Standard Company Issue).
  • Laptop Docking Station
  • 27” Monitor
  • Network Autodesk AutoCAD 2017 seat.
  • Visio 2013
  • Adobe Professional
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, & Project)


At a minimum the employee will interact with all BMRN groups and vendors that request documentation support that is within the Engineering Documentation Control Systems scope of work.




We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

In the U.S., the salary range for this position is $ 56,700 to $ 85,100 per year, which factors in various geographic regions. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A discretionary bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.