About the facility
From our facility in Charles City, we deliver development, piloting and commercial production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).
Our facility is home to four commercial cGMP plants for large scale production, while also offering resources for small scale development and manufacturing.
With more than 350 employees, Cambrex Charles City offers a range of career opportunities, with roles including Pharmaceutical Operators, Chemical Development Scientists, Analytical Development Chemists, Process Engineers, Production Engineers, Operations Leadership and Quality Control Chemists.
Quality Assurance Inspector
About the region
With a community of 8,500 residents, Charles City is located in northeast Iowa, with the cities of Waterloo and Cedar Falls less than one hour’s drive away.
Offering a relaxed way of life, Charles City is considered very safe, with a family-centric community and a cost of living that is typically much lower than other parts of the country. Outdoor activities, including camping, fishing, boating, kayaking and biking, are extremely popular with residents.
The capital of Iowa, Des Moines, and Minneapolis are both around two hours from Charles City, offering a number of attractions and leisure activities.
Testament to the community lifestyle, almost every city in the area has an annual event, involving bands, parades and food stalls, which can be enjoyed by the entire family.
Customer Services Representative
Meet our people
“After visiting Cambrex in Charles City, I was impressed by both the facility and the hospitality of its people. In addition, most of my experience has been in chemical plants so the role fitted well with my skills.”Anmaris Torres
Meet our people
“It is great to know that I work for a company that makes products that help people. I enjoy working with people to solve problems. The variety keeps my job interesting.”John Andrews