Associate Engineer, Validation

Lansing, MI, US
May 23, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

Associate Validation Engineer I's ensure cGMP regulatory compliance through adherence to site and corporate Validation Plans, Policies, and Procedures. This position supports the initial commissioning and qualification and the revalidation program including periodic review. Core competencies for this position are Collaborates, Communicates Effectively, Plans and Aligns and Customer Focus.

This position is an entry level position developing Subject Matter Expertise (SME) for Commissioning and Qualification, as well as Validation Maintenance, and Risk Management. Associate Validation Engineers create, execute, and summarizing Commissioning, Qualification, and Validation Maintenance activities with an appropriate amount of oversight from peers and Management. This position demonstrates a high degree of appreciation and understanding of GxP practices ensuring validation protocols developed are compliant with company requirements.

The Associate Validation Engineer manages tasks for assigned work using courage, technical problem solving, soft skills, communication, and technical writing. This position manages assigned tasks, effectively communicates, and provide required updates to management.

This position supports the needs of a 24-hour production facility. It is a 1st shift position but can support off shift and weekend efforts as they occasionally arise.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Technical Expertise

• Create, execute, and summarize validation protocols and reports under supervision
• Analyze data to verify acceptance criteria were met
• Perform periodic reviews of equipment /systems as part of Validation Maintenance
• Demonstrated ability to grasp technical concepts and develop SME level understanding
• Develop Proficiency with Data-Logger Equipment and Technology
• Manage assigned tasks ensuring activities are on time, meet GxP and company requirements
• Effectively communicates and provide required updates to management
• Plan, Coordinate, and Execute assigned tasks

Problem Solving

• Support investigation/resolution of non-conformances and/or deviations associated with validation studies
• Critically review data to ensure completeness, accuracy, and compliance
• Supports and owns process troubleshooting, operations support, root cause analysis, and risk assessment (Deviation, CAPA, Change Control)

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management's assignment of essential functions.


• Education: BS preferably in Science or Engineering discipline. Other disciplines and/or a minimum of 2 years pharmaceutical cGMP experience will be considered
• Skills: Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills with ability to conduct technical operations and achieve operational goals
• Skills: Strong organization skills to handle multiple tasks at differing levels of complexity
• Skills: Proficient technical written and verbal communication skills
• Abilities: Demonstrated ability to use and operate independently within common software such as Microsoft (Word, Excel, Power Point), VISIO, Project
• Abilities: Exercise judgment for following defined practices and policies

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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