Bristol Myers Squibb Company

CSV Engineer, Equipment Commissioning & Qualification

Summit West, NJ, United States
Aug 27, 2020
Engineering, Science/R&D
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision - transforming patients' lives through science.In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease - and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry - each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

Purpose of the Position:

The CSV Engineer, Equipment Commissioning & Qualification (ECQ) supports the successful configuration, implementation and support of manufacturing and laboratory equipment and computerized systems at multi-use sites through interaction with internal customers and external service providers. With minimum supervision and given general instructions, this individual carries out routine tasks and functions, and uses strong analytical skills to recognize and solve challenging problems of various degrees of complexity and scope. As a developing team player, the incumbent interacts with their immediate supervisor and personnel within their own work group to achieve team goals while building trust and collaborative relationships outside the immediate organization.

The CSV Engineer, through hands-on leadership, will be directly responsible for individual efforts, projects and other tasks. The incumbent will be responsible for fostering a productive, learning environment for colleagues and reports while ensuring timely completion of assigned work.

Essential Functions:

Maintains all qualified and validated equipment and systems in compliance with policies, guidelines and procedures:

  • Applies strong technical skillset to investigate and resolve complex challenges.
  • Investigate and resolve Deviations, CAPA investigations and other potential issues
  • Supports equipment qualification and validation activities.
  • Configure and document the configuration of computerized systems to meet the requirements of CFR21 Part 11.
  • Supports the execution of equipment qualifications and validation protocols
  • Supervises vendors for qualification functions.
  • Completes all qualification and validation documentation with accuracy, completeness and compliance to Celgene standards.
  • Responsible for the delivery of all lifecycle deliverables in the Qualification of equipment and full CSV for single and multi-user Computerized Systems.
  • Develops validation/qualification deliverables such as Validation Plans, Requirements Specifications, Validation Protocols, Traceability Matrices, Summary Reports, Change Controls.


Initiates, manages and leads projects of moderate scope and complexity within their functional area.



  • Supervise and direct other team members to ensure completion of objectives.
  • Manages projects of varying scope and complexity.
  • Maintains a positive relationship with all team members and site customers while promoting a positive learning, team environment.
  • Author quality procedures and training documents
  • Deliver training on procedures and best practice to an audience that may include departmental personnel and business partners.
  • Innovate, research and develop tools and solutions to provide more efficient and compliant solutions for department use and deployment.
  • Supports laboratory and manufacturing equipment implementation projects including scheduling, procurement, site prep, installation, qualification, and turn over to business area.
  • Support growing standardization efforts in the review and approval of Validation Deliverables


Promotes and provides excellent customer service and support




  • Provides excellent customer service and support.
  • Regularly reviews, prioritizes and promptly responds to customer qualification, validation and support requests.
  • Provides technical support and guidance on Validation, Quality Process and equipment qualification issues. Interfaces with customers to ensure all expectations are being met.


Regulatory Responsibilities




  • Ensure equipment, facilities and programs are maintained in compliance.
  • Act as departmental delegate and SME in both internal and regulatory audits.


Required Competencies-Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:




  • Strong working knowledge of MS Windows client and server technologies including user groups, folder permissions and windows policies.
  • Ability to learn new technologies while applying a strong technical skillset to configure computerized systems to meet Business and Regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent understanding of cGXP requirements and good documentation practices relating to systems, equipment and instrumentation within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong working knowledge of ISPE guidance and 21 CFR Part 11 compliance
  • Strong working knowledge of SDLC principles and standards
  • Ability to work with the end user to identify and document User and Functional Requirements
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical laboratory and manufacturing systems.
  • Experience authoring and executing standard CSV deliverables
  • Ability to interact effectively with manufacturing, laboratory, QA, and Facilities groups
  • Strong ability to organize assigned tasks in a high paced environment and concurrently monitor tasks / assignments with others that may impact timely completion. Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and activities simultaneously
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills along solid presentation skills. Proficient at writing well-formulated emails and reports. Ability to follow oral and written instructions, read and interpret engineering manuals/drawings relevant to the assigned task. Ability to effectively communicate with employees, contractors and vendors. Experience with technical writing and document development / generation
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, Visio and Outlook, and the ability to learn new software as required for equipment qualification.






  • Technical / Professional Knowledge
  • Problem Solving / Troubleshooting
  • Action Oriented
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multi-tasking
  • Building Relationships


Education & Experience:




  • BS degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in FDA-regulated industry


Working Conditions:

Physical / Mental Demands:




  • Occasional stooping, bending, stretching, pushing, pulling, reaching and/or lifting up to 25lbs
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk and move within workspace for extended periods
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks including hand to finger manipulations, grasping, pushing and pulling.


Environmental Conditions:




  • Primarily an office environment. Will be required to enter laboratory or GMP process areas donning proper gowning / lab coats or PPE such as safety glasses and shoes.
  • Ability to work safely and effectively when working alone or working with others.


Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.