Equipment Validation Specialist

$62000 - $72000 per annum
  1. Permanent
Walkersville, Maryland
  1. Technical Operations, Engineering, Process Engineer

Hobson Prior are seeking an Equipment Validation Specialist to join a world-wide biotech organisation on a permanent basis in US.

Please note that to be considered for this role you must have the right to work in this location.

Job Responsibilities

  • Determine discrepancies on the basis of risks involved. Identify the impact to validation including other functional areas as well as the impact to product and recognise further qualification needs.
  • Correctly evaluate the impact of a study's acceptance criteria and with input from supervisor / manager as required.
  • Contributes in contamination investigations and process failure investigations.
  • You will evaluate policies or procedures for compliance with regulatory guidance.
  • You will assess all change controls with an precise understanding
  • To review and approve deviations and validation protocol final reports
  • Experienced with regulatory guidance's applicable to equipment / cleaning validation, computer systems validation and process validation.
  • You will modify Templates as required.
  • You will author URS's and provide guidance and recommendations on an engineering project.
  • Responsible for the writing of and the implementation of project and system qualifications, validations, re-qualifications and revalidation of manufacturing facilities, equipment, utilities and processes.
  • Train and manage junior level specialists.
  • Discuss validation policies and philosophies during customer audits or regulatory inspections.
  • You will finalise investigations of complex conditions with minimal oversight.
  • You will initiate deviations, be accountable for CAPA investigation and closure as required.
  • You will oversee projects that are large and complex independently and with minimal oversight.
  • Evaluate impact of process / equipment or procedural changes that can affect the validated state of the equipment.
  • To manage complex capital projects with minimal oversight from start to finish.
  • Review process, SIP and CIP flowpaths with engineering, participate in the commissioning plan / effort where needed.


  • To be educated at a B.S / M.S degree or equivalent in technical area preferred, with substantial experience in pharmaceutical, biotechnology or related industry.
  • Capability to read and follow technical instructions in English.
  • Ability to comply with detailed procedures.
  • To be able to achieve math with assistance from a calculator
  • Excellent knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook, Project or equivalents.

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