Teva Pharmaceuticals Validation Engineer in West Chester, Pennsylvania

Validation Engineer

Date: May 17, 2018

Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania, US, 19380

Company: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Company Info

Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world’s largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide. Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world’s largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we’ve built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas. We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation. This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives. Join us on our journey of growth!

Job Description

The role is responsible for assisting in the timely development, execution and approval of all validation programs and documentation such as validation lifecycle documentation and quality records (e.g., SOPs, Change Controls, CAPAs, Deviations, etc.), ensuring compliance with in-house specifications, standards and procedures, and implementing industry best practices. This role will organize all validation activities to ensure completion of projects per schedule requirements. The Validation Engineer must have thorough knowledge of global regulatory requirements for validation, including ERES (Part 11 and Annex 11) and current GAMP5 guidelines.

The role is responsible to support all aspects of the Validation Life Cycle from design through operation and maintenance. The role will prepare site validation documentation such as qualification protocols, validation master plans, risk assessments and periodic reviews. Coordinate and execute approved process validation, IQ, OQ and PQ protocols for a manufacturing production facility and GMP/GLP laboratories. Prepare reports using data from Process Validation, In-process Manufacturing testing In-process QC testing, and Finished Product QC testing. Prepare reports using IQ, OQ, PQ, and Commissioning monitoring and test data. Ensure validation testing performed by vendors is complete and accurate and work with vendors for issue resolution and validation deviation reporting. Represent validation in multi-disciplinary teams focused on production facility build and laboratory move activities (working with commissioning, validation, and computerized system validation).

Support the revalidation program. Ensure site alignment with corporate standards and cGMP guidelines. Technically independent and maintains up-to-date knowledge of validation standards and regulatory compliance requirements. Work independently and/or with subject matter experts (SME) to implement and/optimize key validation and quality initiatives.

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS :

  • BS or equivalent combination of education and experience in life science or engineering; knowledge in validation and quality compliance (cGMP/ICH/FDA/USP/EP policies/guidelines)

  • Minimum 3 years of Equipment and/or Process Validation experience or combination of Validation and Engineering/Commissioning experience in the pharmaceutical industry required; preferably in biopharmaceutical products

  • Experience of successful interfacing with Facilities, Quality, Operations and Information Technology groups to develop requirements, establish programs and manage day-to-day operation

  • Understanding of utility systems, process instrumentation, automation systems, and analytical equipment

  • Experience of establishing overarching, comprehensive and compliant life-cycle programs for validation of process equipment, automation and utilities

  • Able to review Algebraic, Geometric and Statistical calculations for data analysis

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS :

  • 5 or more years of related pharmaceutical Validation and Engineering/Commissioning experience

  • Validation experience with production equipment, support equipment, HVAC and other utilities, analytical lab equipment, computerized systems/automation, SIP/CIP, and cleaning verification

  • Cooperative, independent, critical thinking, multi-tasking and detail oriented

Reports To

In process of validation

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