Computer Systems Validation Engineer

Employer
Bachem
Location
Torrance, CA
Posted
May 16, 2022
Ref
785413801
Hotbed
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The Swiss based Bachem Group is a public, innovation-driven company specializing in the development and manufacturing of pepTides and oligonucleoTides. As a full service provider Bachem offers products for clinical development and commercial applications as well as a comprehensive catalog and exclusive custom synthesis. With 50 years of experience and subsidiaries in Switzerland, the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan, Bachem is the partner of choice for the biotech and pharma industry worldwide.
Bachem. Leading Partner in Tides

In order to continue our organic growth, we are constantly looking for talent.

Note: This position is based in Torrance CA. and requires working onsite. Can also work out of our Vista, CA site with occasional to the Torrance, CA site.

Your Responsibilities

The CSV Engineerfulfills a critical role in GMP operations, supporting computer system validation activities for API and PMO manufacturing, for computerized system attached to equipment, facilities, utilities. This position will work in close cooperation with Manufacturing, Engineering, and other functional areas to plan and perform CSV activities under the Quality Engineering scope of work. This individual must also monitor facility / utility validated systems, plan, write and execute validation/ qualification protocols, reports, and other technical documents, as well as conduct related investigations

Your Tasks

  • Ensure compliance of relevant computer systems and applications with regulatory requirements and controls associated with CFR 21 Part 11 and EU GMP Annex 11
  • Development and maintenance of life cycle documents necessary to address the validation lifecycle (Risk assessments, validation plan, SOP, etc.)
  • Work directly with local and Central QA departments
  • Participate in site projects and manage all activities in regards to validation and qualification of computer systems and applications
  • Represent CSV implementation during regulatory inspections and partner audits and provide CSV related responses to inspectors/auditors

Your Profile

  • Bachelors’ degree in computer science, engineering or science discipline required
  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in computer system validation or in a quality control analytical laboratory in a GMP/GDP environment required, and in planning, writing and executing qualification protocols (IQ, OQ, PQ) and reports
  • Proven track record in validation and qualification of complex computer systems
  • Thorough knowledge of cGMP regulations related to CSV including CFR 21 Part 11, EU GMP Annex 11, GAMP, and data integrity standards
  • Experience with writing, reviewing and executing computer validation documentation (Validation plan, IQ, OQ, DQ, SOP, Specifications, Risk assessments)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to effectively organize, multitask, and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment
  • Ability to communicate in a proactive and solution-focused manner, including keeping management aware of potential issues
  • Detail oriented with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems
  • Ability to work independently and manage one’s time
  • Communicate effectively and ability to function well in a team environment
  • Experience in a cGMP environment required
  • General lab instrumentation knowledge and operation experience
  • Capable of working methodically and accordingly adhering to rules and regulations.
  • Entering or recording information in written or electronic form
  • Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things
  • Basic computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio
  • Ability to effectively organize, multitask, and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment
  • Ability to communicate in a proactive and solution-focused manner, including keeping management aware of potential issues
  • Detail oriented with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems
  • Ability to work independently and manage one’s time
  • Communicate effectively and ability to function well in a team environment.
  • Coach and mentor validation personnel as well as oversee the activities of contractors / vendors (as necessary)

Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in science related field (computer science, engineering, science)
  • Experience with Equipment, Facility, and Utility System Qualification (IQ, OQ, PQ)
  • Experience with Lean Six Sigma methods: Root cause analysis, failure mode analysis and analyzing / organizing complex technical problems
  • Experience with audit/inspection presentations, and strong technical communication skills

We Offer

You will be part of a motivated team overseeing the entire development cycle of respective APIs. If you are

looking for a new challenge and want to join a motivated team in an internationally renowned company,

you should seize this opportunity.

Candidates for positions as US employees of Bachem Americas, Inc. (“Company”) must be in the process of or fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and provide the Company with proof of vaccination as a condition of employment, except for U.S. employees who request and qualify under applicable law for disability and religious accommodation from the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. An applicant who receives an offer of employment from the Company for a position as a U.S employee will be required to provide proof of vaccination status, or request and receive a disability or religious accommodation for which the applicant is entitled under applicable law, before their first day of employment or any later deadline specified by the Company in the offer letter. The Company is an equal opportunity employer and provides employment opportunities and makes employment decisions without regard to an individual’s disability, religion or on any other basis prohibited by law.