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Sr. Validation Engineer (Kaye Validator Exp)

Location: Warren, New Jersey Salary: competitive
Sector: Pharma & Biotech, Engineering Type: Contract

Our client is seeking a Senior Validation Engineer to join their team on a long term contract project lasting approximately 1 year. Senior Validation Engineer supports the successful operation of facility, laboratory and business functions through interaction with internal customers and external service providers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintains all qualified equipment in compliance with policies, guidelines and procedures.
  • Develops change controls, validation plans, qualification protocols, associated reports and procedures.
  • Executes equipment qualifications, validation protocols, and process improvement studies.
  • Schedules and performs periodic field review of qualified systems
  • Conducts investigations into deviations and qualification failures, and develops and implements corrective and preventive actions
  • Supports compliance with Facilities Services Qualification Master Plan
  • Contracts with and supervises vendors for qualification and metrology functions.
  • Develops and reviews written procedures for calibration and preventive maintenance of equipment.
  • Coordinates laboratory equipment implementation projects including scheduling, procurement, site prep, installation, qualification, and turn over to business area.
  • Provides guidance to internal customer groups in the procurement, operation, calibration, and preventive maintenance of equipment to meet business needs in accordance with required schedules or dates.
  • Supports facilities new construction and relocation projects.
  • Completes and reviews all calibration, qualification and validation documentation for accuracy, completeness and compliance to company standards.
  • Provides technical knowledge and direction as the site representative during interactions with all cross functional groups, as required.
  • Regularly reviews, prioritizes and promptly responds to customer equipment qualification and support requests.
  • Provides technical support and guidance on calibration, equipment qualification and validations issues. Interfaces with customers to ensure all expectations are being met.
  • Maintains a positive relationship with all the members of the department and site customers while promoting a positive team environment.
  • Maintains all required Corporate, Facilities and EHS training.
  • Adheres to all safety procedures and hazard communication.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES-KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have experience with qualification of the following equipment: Refrigerators, freezers, incubators, welders, sealers, & centrifuges. High proficiency in temperature mapping using Kaye Validator.
  • Firm understanding of cGXP requirements and good documentation practices relating to systems, equipment and instrumentation within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience in the operation and qualification of pharmaceutical laboratory, facilities and manufacturing systems
  • Experience writing and executing equipment qualification documents
  • Experience in managing resources and budgets as required for validation projects
  • Experience training group members and contractors on procedures, policies and other documents
  • Ability to interact effectively with laboratory, QA, and Facilities groups
  • Demonstrates multi-tasking ability in conjunction with solid organizational skills.
  • Strong ability to organize assigned tasks in a high paced environment and concurrently monitor tasks / assignments with others that may impact timely completion.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and activities simultaneously
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills along with excellent presentation skills.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel and Outlook, and the innate ability to learn new software as required for equipment qualification.

Sthree US is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.