Senior Validation Quality Engineer

Posted 12 Feb 2024

Danvers, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 271992

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Your Role:


You will be in responsible for developing and executing equipment and process validation projects with a quality focus and risk based approach. You will interact on a daily basis and develop strong relationships with Operations, Quality, Process Engineering, Planning, and other key internal/external stakeholders ( R&D, Supply Chain, etc.)

Responsible for design transfer validation of New Product Introduction (NPI) to manufacturing at MilliporeSigma Danvers, MA site.


This will be a hybrid role and it will be necessary to live within a reasonable commute of our site in Danvers, MA.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Generate and execute validation protocols (Feasibility, OQ, PQ, PPQ) for various raw materials, fixtures and equipment’s. 
  • Develop validation strategy, protocols, and reports with a risk-based approach in alignment with the established critical process controls for product validation, process validation, and applicable validation activities.
  • Perform and facilitate raw material change and new equipment risk assessments.
  • Manage project schedules with strict adherence to critical milestones to ensure quality and security of supply to EMD Millipore customers 
  • Coach and mentor new and junior members of the team.
  • Lead all validation involving design transfer of New Product Introduction
  • Lead in building quality related infrastructure, & instruments including preparation of URS, System Risk Assessment, and subsequent validation
  • Lead in troubleshooting.
  • Proactively identifying risks and opportunities through a variety of surveillance activities including trending of non-conformance events
  • Lead in implementing change and improvement solutions across cross- functional teams
  • Lead product risk assessment activities through application of a working knowledge of applicable standards and tools such as (application, design, process) FMEAs and FTA.
  • Lead by addressing lessons learned and reviewing complaint data in support of development, modification and improvement of design processes and quality management system
  • Lead process validation by generating Validation Master Plan (VMP), IQ, OQ and PQ protocols and reports.
  • Perform and facilitate raw material change and new equipment risk assessments and validation.
  • Develop validation strategy, protocols, and reports with a risk-based approach in alignment with the established critical process controls (CTQ, CQA, CPP) for product validation, process validation, and applicable validation activities.
  • Review the Change Control system to determine the impact of proposed changes to the qualification status of equipment and processes.
  • Generate CTQ monitoring data for equipment and processes.
  • Lead in troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis (RCA)


Who you are:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years validation experience handling of multiple projects within the biopharma, biotech or medical device industries.
  • Minimum B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry or equivalent
  • Full understanding of product, equipment and process validation
  • Demonstrated capability of applying risk management concepts and tools
  • Hands-on experience in troubleshooting and the application of quality system standards
  • Experienced at working in cross-functional teams
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (internal/external)
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Experience with GMPs, GCPs, GLPs, GAMP and Part 11 compliance as they relate to qualification of systems in support of validation of processes
  • Experienced with Quality & GxP IT compliance requirements


Preferred Qualifications:

    • ASQ Quality Engineer Certification (CQE)
    • Six Sigma Certification
    • Quality by Design
    • Applied/industrial statistics experience
    • Detailed Knowledge of GMP, ISO and FDA design and development quality requirements
    • Knowledge of aseptic processing


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