Validation Lead

Posted 02 October 2022
Salary Negotiable
LocationCarlow
DisciplineLife Science
ReferenceCR/062592_1664790879
Contact NameVictoria Armitstead

Job description

We at Orion Group are currently recruiting an Validation Engineer on behalf of one of our Multinational Biopharmaceutical Clients in County Carlow to work on an 11-month contract.

THE ROLE

As part of a significant expansion of the client site an exciting opportunity has come to join the Commercialisation team to transition from a project phase to a fully operational facility delivering life-saving products to patients.

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 successful candidate will need to have demonstrated experience in one or more of these areas.

THE EXPECTATIONS

Within your chosen role you will be acting as a senior engineer reporting within the Technical Engineering department, the role will include -

  • 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 LeanSixSigma and Change Management tools in the Validation group.
  • Lead and support various organizational initiatives as needed (examples include EHS, workload forecasting, work standardization, etc).

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

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.