Sr Validation Engineer

Barceloneta, Puerto Rico
Jul 07, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
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About AbbVie
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Job Description

Job Title: Senior Engineer, Validation


The Senior validation engineer function as a lead for the equipment, facility, utilities, and cleaning validation activities.  The incumbent will be primary liaison with the operations, engineering, and third-party vendors for executing activities within the area of responsibility.  All responsibilities should be executed in a manner to ensure that product quality is maintained at the appropriate level to meet R&D and Corporate Quality Standards / Expectations.



  • Work with in-house functional support and outside vendors to coordinate required services.  Manage all equipment, facility, utility, and cleaning validation activities.  Maintain the Validation Master Plan (VMP) as appropriate. Responsible for Validation Change Control documentation and managing the electronic tracking system.
  • Identify and implement opportunities to reduce costs, increase flexibility, and generate additional capacity through process improvement initiatives.
  • Interface with area managers through the Validation Review Boards.  Ensure the integrity, quality, adequacy, and appropriateness of validation documentation through comprehensive document review.
  • Ensure thorough investigation and timely resolution of issues related to equipment, facilities, and utilities.  Manage validation-related, quality improvement projects to foster R&D compliance to regulatory, corporate, and department requirements.
  • Represent department in quality audits, both internal and external, regarding validation compliance.
  • Cultivate and foster strong working relationships with operations, technical and engineering disciplines.
  • Initiate change requests (CR) for Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in support of equipment and operations processes.
  • Supervise contract validation engineering as needed. Ensure employee resource allotment and workload requirements are balanced to meet the forecasted needs of the business.
  • Partners with all levels of key business functions to ensure equipment has the functionality and is equipped to support new and ongoing studies/validations and operations. 
  • Continually evaluates and balances short-term production support needs with long-term strategic objectives of the department.



  • Bachelor’s Degree, a BS in an engineering discipline.
  • 5+ years combined work experience in validation and/or engineering positions within the pharmaceutical area.
  • Knowledge/experience in creating and executing validation documents.
  • Knowledge/experience in Abbvie engineering and financial systems.
  • General understanding of Abbvie Engineering / Validation Standards and Specifications.
  • General understanding of pharmaceutical equipment.

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