Engineering & Electronics

Senior Validation Engineer

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • Carlow
  • 41818792

THE ROLE:

PE Global is currently recruiting for a Senior Validation Engineer on behalf of our client based in Carlow. This is an initial 12 month contract role.

 

THE AREA:

There are 4 broad technical areas that will require the leadership of experienced, energetic and committed engineers –

  • 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 TIMEFRAME:

Each role will be involved in the project from the vendor Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), at the earliest, through to the Performance Qualification.   Levels of responsibility will vary during this timeframe as outlined below –

  • Factory Acceptance Test – Attendance, hands-on support and C&Q Oversight
  • Installation to Mechanically Complete – C&Q Oversight
  • Commissioning & Qualification – Hands-on support & Oversight throughout project lifecycle
  • Cycle Development – Execution of Cycle Development pre and post OQ phases
  • Performance Qualification – Responsibility for / Execution of all Performance Qualification testing.

 

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.
  • Effective application of Lean Six Sigma and Change Management tools in the Validation group by:
    • Leading by example in achieving results by using industry standard tools and processes
    • Facilitate problem solving & risk assessment (FMEA) projects/meeting.
    • Make problems visible and strive for continuous improvement.
    • Serving as a key member during internal audits and external inspections/audits.
    • Supporting alignment and knowledge exchange with development organizations, other commercial nodes and external manufacturing partners.
  • Lead and support various organizational initiatives as needed (examples include EHS, workload forecasting, work standardization, etc).
  • Represent the site in internal collaborations through Manufacturing Division Validation Communities of Practice to include sharing of best practices in validation and investigation activities.
  • Execution in line with the site Continued Process Validation (CPV) program and supporting cross-site CPV as needed.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • This role requires an experienced individual with a 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.
  • Relevant technical qualification(s) in Applied Pharmaceutical / Biological / Computer / Chemical sciences or applied Technical / Engineering qualification
  • 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 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

 

 

Interested candidates should submit an updated CV.

 

Please click the link below to apply, call Kellie on 0214297900 or alternatively send an up to date CV to kellie.hackett@peglobal.net

 

***Please note our client cannot assist with any visa sponsorship and candidates must have the correct visa to live and work in Ireland***

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