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Validation Engineer

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Validation Engineer- Contract

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Client is looking for an outstanding Validation Engineer-Contractor who will effectively lead quality related validation activities to support the Quality Management System. The end goal is to deliver consistent and high-quality validation and supporting documentation for design and development organization. This role requires strong technical, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, and a solid understanding of the application of FDA, ISO 13485, ISO 14971 standards and company strategies.
This opportunity is available with Infectious Disease Developed Markets (IDDM) Business unit within Client, at our location in Towne Centre San Diego, CA.
This job description will be reviewed periodically and is subject to change by management.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Technical Writing
• Write procedures, investigations, protocols, deviations, CAPA’s, reports, change controls, etc. to support ARDx Towne Centre site departments.
• Perform and document investigations related to validation activities and performs risk assessments of equipment, processes and systems to determine the scope of validation efforts.
• Generates validation documentation as required (URS, FRS, DRS, FAT,DQ, engineering studies, IOQ, PQ, PV) for cleaning, shipping, sterilization, facilities, utilities, systems, equipment qualification/requalification, computer system validation, spreadsheets, test method validation and process validation.
• Writes and/or revises IQ, OQ, PQ related documents, including any or all of the following: SOP’s, validation master plans, guidelines and executon plans, automation test plans and technical documents.
• Responsible for writing Standard Operating Procedures related to Validations and responsible for training Quality Assurance and R&D personal in the validation processes.
Service Delivery
• Performs on site or support work, including but not limited to:
• Validation protocol executions for FAT/SAT/IQ/OQ/PQ/PV.
• Equipment Qualification test execution.
• Investigations and deviations.
• Provides gap analysis, risk analysis and validation strategy.
• Data integrity assessments and review of client data.
• Executes protocols and resolves deviations/discrepancies, analyzes data and writes reports.
• Performing and supervising thermal mapping of temperature controlled units, Laboratories, warehouses, etc.
• Ensures that validations are documented using Good Documentation Practices and are in compliance to FDA, ISO 13485, and Client Policies and Procedures.
• Evaluate impact on legacy qualifications/validations and determines the scope of re-validation.
• Support the continuous improvement to the Quality Management System, with a specialty focus on validation processes.
• Responsible for maintaining a Site Master Validation Plan and ensuring that critical Performance Qualification and/or Process Validations are performed per established schedule.
• Identify and propose remediation for existing and potential validation issues; provide technical expertise and provide solutions to maintain compliance.
• Assist with internal and external audits.
• Manages validation metrics.
• Manages change control for validation deliverables in the electronic documentation management system.
• Participate in multiple, concurrent projects.
• Develops timelines and tracks project status on assigned projects.
• Keeps stakeholders informed on the status of important projects.
• Performs other duties as assigned by Management.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS | EDUCATION:
• Bachelors’ degree (B.S.) in a Science related field (Engineering, Biology, Chemistry or equivalent)
• Minimum 2 years in the Engineering/Manufacturing/Scientific field.
• 2-5 years of relevant work experience in a regulated environment within the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device or related industry.
• Competent understanding of Design Control, Good Documentation Practices (GDP), and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)
• Technically competent in performing equipment qualification (IQ/OQ/PQ), facility/lab qualification, process validations and excel spreadsheet validations.
• Experience with application of the FDA regulations and recognized standards (e.g., FDA 21 CFR 820.30, FDA 21 CFR 820.70, FDA 21 CFR Part 11, ISO 13485, ISO 14971, cybersecurity)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Experience in validation of In Vitro Diagnostic Lab equipment (e.g., Real- Time PCR System, Freezers, Refrigerators, Environmental Chambers, Incubators, etc.), Thermal Validations and Computerized System Validation.
• Experience supporting ISO 13485 inspections and FDA inspections.
• Experience in a multi-site development environment.
• Experience in compliance management within a rapid-growth, dynamic organization.
• Statistical or Lean Six Sigma background
• Familiarity with GAMP5 and FDA’s Computer Software Assurance initiatives
• Familiarity with Agile, Maximo and Viewlinc

COMPETENCIES:
• Good working knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Word software
• Working knowledge of quality techniques such as root cause analysis, 5 why’s, and Ishikawa diagrams.
• Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills.
• Self-starting, detail oriented, and ability to focus on task at hand
• Initiative to work towards goals with minimal supervision
• Ability to work independently with multiple departments to resolve Validation issues
• Must be able to work effectively in a fast paced, cross-functional team-oriented environment
• Well-developed English written and verbal communication skills

An equal opportunity employer, Client welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.
We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.
 
Job Number: ABOJP00028218
Job Location: San Diego, CA
Rate: 42
Duration: 10 months
Input Date: 01/17/2023
Firm Name: MINDLANCE INC
Attention: Jayant
Address: 1095 MORRIS AVE #101A
City, State: UNION, NJ 07083
Phone: 732/994-3475
Email: jvyas@mindlance.com
Website: www.mindlance.com

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