Validation Engineering Section Manager

Lake County, Illinois
Jun 07, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
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About AbbVie
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  • Responsible for Plant Validation Quality System including validated system (Equipment/Process) risk/design/change control compliance
  • Ensure alignment with Global Quality Systems for validation and related functions, e.g. engineering, risk management
  • Provide strong leadership in the coordination and execution of validation activities and related facilities operations activities while ensuring good validation practices, department operation procedures are understood, communicated and implemented by the department
  • Ensures that all quality goals are met, and all practices and procedures comply with plant, AbbVie and applicable regulation requirements
  • Serve as Project Manager for department initiatives and capital projects, leading the development of the budget, scope and schedule for major projects
  • Responsible for the planning, organization, administration and general supervision of direct staff and contract personnel
  • Ensure employee resource allotment and workload requirements are balanced to meet the needs of the business on a daily basis as well as forecasting future work capacity based on the strategic objectives of the plant

  • College degree or equivalent experience, Technical degree preferred in Engineering or Science-related field
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in Chemical/Pharmaceutical Processing Equipment
  • Minimum 2 to 4 years supervisory/management experience

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