Sr Validation Engineer
Marietta , Pennsylvania
October 22, 2017
Basic qualifications:
• BS/BA required.
• Minimum of 5 years pharmaceutical experience in validation preferrably with knowledge of secondary process equipment .
• Prior experience interfacing with regulatory agencies, as well as exposure to the regulatory submission process.
• Prior experience preparing and executing equipment qualification documents (IQ/OQ/PQ) required.

• SME experience in any 3 of the following areas is required:
o Process Validation
o Cleaning Validation
o Equipment Qualification
o Sterilization Validation
o Validation of Aseptic Processing
o Packaging Equipment Qualification
o Computer Systems Validation
o Automation Qualification
o HVAC, Smoke Studies and EM Qualification
o Clean Utility Qualification
o AVI Qualification

Preferred qualifications:
• BS/BA in science, chemical engineering, life sciences preferred.

Why GSK? Because GSK's vaccines business puts the customer at the heart of everything we do. That's why we define our vaccines mission as: Protecting • Human • Kind. Protecting because we strive to turn the science of immunology into high-quality, practical protection against disease; Human because we are investing time in understanding and delivering on our customers' needs and helping them achieve their vaccination goals; and Kind because we recognize and act on our responsibilities to serve societies, rich and poor.

The Senior Validation Engineer will be directly responsible for the creation of Validation Strategy; preparation and execution of Installation Qualifications, Operational Qualifications, Performance Qualifications, Process Validation and Cleaning Validation which are harmonized with this division's corporate standards.
This position will be responsible for the development and execution of the requalification plan for the site.
This position will also be required to contribute to the development of Site Validation Master Plans, cleaning validation master plans and computer validation master plans. This position will implement and maintain computer systems in compliance with regulatory and company requirements and administer the Computer Validation Program at the Marietta facility.

Key Responsibilities:
• Support all aspects of the Validation Life Cycle in Manufacturing from design through operation and improvement as required. Creates new validation approaches for new equipment; processes, or to align procedures and standards.
• Administer and create the Computer Validation Program for the site, including the author/review/approval of Computer Validation Master Plans, Process Control Installation/Operational Qualification protocols, and alarm acceptance testing protocols, computer acceptance protocols and maintenance of computer systems in accordance with corporate and departmental procedures.
• Provide key technical review for the Marietta Site with respect to SOP development and provide technical input for change control in order to assure that site needs are addressed and compliance and industry standards are incorporated.
• , review or revise Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) as required.
• Responsible for developing the site requalification plan and strategy, execution and implementation. Streamline testing requirements while maintaining regulatory and corporate compliance.
• Responsible for the preparation of site validation documentation such as qualification protocols, validation master plans, risk assessments, periodic reviews.
• Maintain up to date knowledge of validation requirements, practices, and procedures and instruct other members of the site participating in validation studies.
• Participate on cross-functional teams, including value streams and site support groups to address specific problems, facilitate discussion and research and enable procedures to become more efficient. Build and enhance interdepartmental relationships. Implement improvement initiatives with filling/packaging and facility/utility qualification activities.
• As the site validation representative, present information or answer questions to regulatory agencies during the audit process regarding the validation program and specific validation studies.
• Perform all job responsibilities in compliance with applicable EHS and GMP regulations, guidelines, policies, and standard operating procedures.

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