Validation Engineer

Barceloneta, Puerto Rico
Mar 26, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
About AbbVie
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The Validation Analyst/Engineer is responsible for planning and overall approval of validation tasks. Responsibilities may also include executing validation activities. Under the direction of the Validation Section Manager, this individual will participate in the implementation of the Validation quality program at the plant under minimal supervision. Level of responsibility and performance is commensurate with grade level.The Validation Engineer responsibilities may include: the review of commissioning and validation documentation completed by others, leading, authoring or reviewing investigations and implementation of preventive and corrective action, review and authoring of plant standard operating procedures, review and approval of critical planned maintenance routines, set-up of laboratory samples for qualification, participation in the establishment of plant quality systems, supporting regulatory and third party audits



  • Responsible for participating in implementation and maintenance of the effectiveness of the Quality System to meet all applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Ensures that all practices and procedures comply with company policies and applicable regulations for the Quality areas under his/her responsibility.
  • Executes tasks as required to implement the Validation Master Plan and maintain in a validated state the equipment, utilities, facilities, automated process controllers, information systems, cleaning processes, manufacturing processes, laboratory instruments and analytical methods to demonstrate that product will perform consistently as intended.
  • Ensures investigations of validation failures are completed thoroughly and documented accurately and are included in the plant CAPA system where required by policy.
  • Participates with plant and external engineering resources on new installations/systems to ensure that factory/site/commissioning documentation is in accordance with cGMP and supports validation.
  • May supervise contract validation resources in the timely completion of activities in his/her area of responsibility.

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Engineering, but it could be a Bachelor's degree in Biology or Chemistry if have more than 2 years of experience in a validation role.
  • Prefer 2+ years of overall experience in Manufacturing, Quality or Engineering
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills
  • Good interpersonal relations/communications skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Prefer knowledge of quality/compliance management as well as regulations and standards affecting API, Bulk Drug, or Finished goods manufacturing.

Significant Work Activities
Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 15 % of the Time
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Equal Employment Opportunity
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