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Validation Engineer

Minnetonka, MN 55343

Posted: 03/25/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 600872 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Target PR Range: 65-75/hr
*Depending on exp


This position leads validation and quality engineering activities for internally manufactured products, including validation plans, protocols and reports, maintenance of DMR, change control and CAPA/Deviation investigations. This position is the owner of the process validation system and is responsible for developing and maintaining procedures and policies in accordance with regulatory requirements and industry standards. 


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•    Develop validation plans, protocols and reports for assembly and packaging processes
•    Develop and manage validation standard operating procedures in compliance with regulatory requirements
•    Develop and maintain validation protocol and report templates
•    Develop test method validation (TMV) protocols and reports for automated and manual inspection methods
•    Provide quality engineering support for semi-manual and automated equipment development 
•    Review equipment URS, FAT/SAT against quality requirements
•    Support design transfer of internal manufacturing processes
•    Perform statistical analysis of validation and production data
•    Supports manufacturing process development & qualification for product changes
•    Identifies and supports continuous improvements 
•    Leads CAPA/NCR/SCAR investigations and reports
•    Supports internal & external audit 
•    Supports complaint investigations
•    Supports quality system development as required
•    Reviews supplier documentation in accordance with established requirements 
•    Responsible for maintaining a strong collaborative partnership with cross-functional team members that facilitates organizational success by protecting patient/user safety and meeting business needs.
•    Performs other related duties as assigned?
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS (degree, license, certification):

•    Bachelor level degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Biomedical) or related Science


•    5-7 years relevant experience within medical device industry or related function

•    Knowledge of GMP, ISO, QSR and other applicable international regulations, standards, Directives and Guidance
•    Good statistical data analysis skills (Minitab)
•    Lead auditor certification preferred 
•    Design for Six Sigma and Critical to Quality training and experience a plus
•    Background in manufacturing processes for sterile pharmaceutical products and drug-device combination products related to development and commercial programs a plus
•    Ability to manage multiple projects
•    Excellent verbal and written skills
•    Able to work independently, as well as in a team environment
•    Customer focused and service oriented
•    Ability to educate stakeholders, customers and management
•    Ability to interface with internal customers, 3rd-party partners, Health care providers (HCPs) and regulatory agencies
•    Experienced working with cross-functional teams
•    Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
•    Experienced with participation in audits
•    ASQ certification a plus
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