Validations Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT at Consultnet Careers

Date Posted: 3/21/2023

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Job Description

Validation Engineer, Senior Level

Direct Hire

Salt Lake City, UT

Salary Range: $77K/year to $97K/year

Position Summary

Actively seeking a Senior Level Validations Engineer to join a growing team within the Microbiology and Pharmeceutical Industry. In this role, the ideal candidate will have strong understanding of Labs, Databases and Automation processes. This role requires precense onsite, as you will be working with both Hardware and Software on Premise within a Biotech environment.

The Senior Validations Engineer will work with all aspects and departments within the company, being exposed to and supporting laboratories (R&D, QC, microbiology) facilities (ISO 5 through 8 and CNC), clean/sterile utilities, quality systems and databases (CMMS and ERP and Building Automation Systems), and production operations (upstream, downstream, and final fill / packaging). 

The Senior Validations Engineer will help support potential vendor and/or contractor validation services and will be able to touch upon some supervisorial activities of outside consultants.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Technical lead on validation of autoclaves, steam generators, bioreactors, filler/labeler, databases, and new lab/facility. 

  • Support qualification of laboratory instruments for QC and Microbiology. 

  • Support/Lead media fill (aseptic simulations) for sterile fill/finish operations 

  • Mentor validation technicians in their assigned validation and qualification and commissioning efforts of facility/utility/equipment. 

  • Support development of validation program and validation governing SOPs and templates for standard efforts. 

  • Draft validation protocols, and review validation technician’s protocols. 

  • Review and approve validation technician’s summary reports. 

  • Support validation management in planning for and lookahead during Validation Project Plan development. 

  • Support process engineer efforts for pre-validation, risk assessment, and quality by design efforts. 

  • Support process validation (PPQ) and PQ’s including mixing studies, freezing/thaw studies, equipment cleaning studies, facility cleaning studies. 

  • Write Validation Project Plans (VPPs) for groups of systems to bring a facility online for startup and new product commercial launch. 

  • Other duties as assigned 

Job Requirements:  

  • Must have 5-10 years of experience in validation or a pharmaceutical/biologics/cell therapy facility.  

  • Experience with analytical QC/Microbiological instruments and tests in a GLP/GMP environment and is familiar with new equipment qualification. 

  • Exposure to facilities/utilities/equipment in a GxP environment and is familiar with qualification of various equipment. 

  • Independence and creative problem-solving abilities. 

  • Ability to handle highly confidential business information. 

  • Exceptional time management and multi-tasking skills. 

  • Team leadership skills and team player.  

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 

Education and Experience:  

  • B.S./B.A. in Engineering, Microbiology, Chemistry, Industrial Sciences, or related field 

  • 5-10 years of experience in a GxP related field  

  • Experience in Pharmaceutical, Biologics, Cell/Gene Therapy Industry 

  • Validation experience not required, but 1+ year of experience in Commissioning/Qualification/Validation is preferred 

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