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Validation Engineers - Leinster & Munster sites

Reference ID : 313MQ
Category :
  • Pharma / Biotech
Date Posted : Jun 19, 2020
Job Location
:
  • Leinster & Munster
- Dublin
Ireland
Experience : Varying levels required. Minimum 3 years up to Senior.
Salary : Negotiable - DOE
Employment Type
:
Contract
Consultant
:
Michael McQuade
Contact Number : 0860435195
Due to a significant expansion of our client’s site, Headcount Engineering is seeking a number of Validation Engineers for long-term projects at this biologics facility. These projects will range from FAT through to PQ.

Principal Responsibilities

Validation Engineer

There are 4 broad technical areas and Validation Engineers will need to have demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas:-

  • Sterilisation – Autoclaves, SIP of vessels
  • Cleaning – Parts Washer and CIP of vessels
  • Vial and Syringe filling operations –Glass handling, Tray & Tub handling, Drug Product Filling and Parenteral Product Visual Inspection.
  • Vial and Syringe Sterility operations – Isolators, VHP, E-Beam and Depyrogenation systems.

The Senior Validation Engineer role will include the following responsibilities:

  • Engage in the early stages of the project, giving input into design by working with equipment vendors and global engineering teams, attending FAT and design reviews to represent client validation interests. Oversee equipment C&Q within the assigned area with a view to ensuring right first-time C&Q and Validation effort.
  • Act as validation SME on the equipment within the area assigned. As such you will be leveraging testing from Commissioning and Qualification.
  • Providing technical and validation oversight to process, design and project delivery teams and coaching to associate staff within the assigned suite.
  • Implementing the requirements as outlined in the site / project Validation Master Plan.
  • Coordination of engineering sub-teams in the assigned suite during execution of Cycle Development & Validation activities
  • Authoring and reviewing standard operating procedures and technical reports including PQ protocols.
  • Technical review and approval of Commissioning protocols, Qualification protocols and Validation protocols executed by vendors, cross functional groups and/ or validation counterparts.
  • Supporting regulatory submissions as required.
  • Owning Change Management process for Equipment introduction within the assigned suite for qualification / validation up to PQ stage.
  • Execution in line with the site Continued Process Validation (CPV) program and supporting cross-site CPV as needed.

 

 

 


Qualifications & Requirements

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years directly related experience in academia, pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry – along with a working knowledge of current regulatory requirements and current Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively articulate understanding of process science, in order to drive decision making, impact assessments, design of studies, etc., in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum 3 years process equipment C&Q/ Validation experience on Large Scale Projects
  • SME on Equipment Validation on any of; CIP & Parts Washer / SIP / Autoclaves / DHT & Electron Beam sterilisation / Vaporised Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilising Isolators / Clean Utilities Transfer Panels & Formulation Vessels
  • Working knowledge of ASTM E2500 / Eudralex / FDA / ISPE guidelines
  • Experience with liaising with other departments – engineering, technical, operations and QA
  • Experience with sterile processing and sterilisation technologies
  • Experience with cleaning and process validation, technology transfer, regulatory filing, and commercial drug product manufacturing of biologics is a plus.
  • Prior experience in drug product processing equipment, PQ, Process Performance Qualification and Validation, site readiness, batch record reviews, authoring documents subject to regulatory inspection.
  • SIP and CIP subject matter extensive experience
  • Autoclave Qualification and Sterilisation Loads Cycle Development experience
  • Use of temperature mapping equipment such as Lives/ Kaye etc. and trending, analysing and interpreting complex data
  • Warehouse and CTU qualification

 

To discuss further, please contact Mick or email details in confidence below.



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