Validation Engineer I
Quality Agents
Maryland

About $56,000 - $74,000 a year

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Quality Agents, LLC offers validation and quality expertise to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Our Validation specialists will be involved with the qualification and requalification of equipment used to manufacture and test biologics/drug product/etc. at client sites. The validation specialist will evaluate the equipment/utility/system/procedures used in development, production, and holding of pharmaceutical products and determine a validation approach. The individual should have experience with current US and international regulations, guidance, industry best practice in one of the following areas of validation: facilities, utilities, and equipment qualifications, process validation, analytical method validation, or cleaning validation. The individual will coordinate validation activities with the client and meet timelines. Documents prepared by the validation specialist must be approved by the client. Responsibilities include:

Interact with clients and works closely with site manufacturing, engineering, and QA to develop validation documents.
Travel to various client sites and work independently to complete tasks.
Provide qualification and validation services for cGMP manufacturing equipment, systems, and utilities at client sites.
Exposure to validation aspects of facility start-up, redesign/retrofit, and expansion.
Writes and executes qualification protocols for a variety of biopharmaceutical equipment and support utilities in accordance with SOPs, master plans, regulatory expectations, and industry standards.
Conducts temperature mapping studies, including the operation of kaye dataloggers, or equivalent.
Review and approve documented test results and maintain records for later analysis.
Assist with non-conformances, investigations, and troubleshooting of equipment, utilities, and systems.
Able to read P&IDs, isometric drawings, and As-built drawings.

Skill Level and Requirements:
Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot.
Technical writing ability and use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point, and Project
Experience with validation equipment such as the Kaye validator, wireless data loggers, or other monitoring devices is strongly desired.
Experience using statistical tools is a plus to analyze data captured during validation studies.

Minimum Requirements:
BS in a technical discipline (Engineering, chemistry, microbiology, biology)
0-2 years of experience in at least one of the following areas: equipment/utility qualifications, process validation, analytical method validation, or cleaning validation.
Current driver’s license and auto insurance
Quality Agents offers a full suite of benefits for full-time employees including:

Health, dental and vision insurance
Health savings account for participants in our health plan
401k retirement plan
Paid vacation
Paid sick leave
Paid holidays
Quality Agents accepts applications on an on-going basis in order to build a talent pool of potential candidates. These applications remain open for consideration, as positions become available, for one (1) year from the date of application. After that time, or if your application information changes, please submit your application again.