Sr. Validation Engineer

Engineering | Santa Ana, CA

Job Description:

We are hiring a Sr. Validation Engineer. The Sr. Validation Engineer is responsible for performing necessary and appropriate process and equipment qualifications, studies, and validations as a requirement for the manufacture of quality products.


  • Develop and execute validation protocols associated with new products, equipment, systems, and processes used in the FISI facility.
  • Lead and support the execution of qualification/validation protocols (IQ/OQ/PQ/PV/CV/CSV), including the collection of samples, data, and completion of protocols.
  • Directly and indirectly complies and analyzes validation data, prepares reports, and makes recommendations for changes and/or improvements, as applicable.
  • Ensures that Validation management is notified of deviations from protocol criteria, supports the identification of root causes and resolutions.
  • Support the investigation of deviations and problem-solving activities to identify root cause(s).
  • Coordinates the scheduling of protocol execution and testing with affected departments and personnel. This includes, but is not limited to: Manufacturing, Quality Assurance/Control, R&D and Facilities.
  • Lead and support the generation and review of SOPs.
  • Train equipment operators or other staff on qualification/validation/study protocols and standard operating procedures, as required.
  • Support the execution of commissioning protocols such as Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) / Site Acceptance Testing (SAT), as applicable.
  • Lead and support the development of project plans and timelines.
  • Lead and support the tracking of project goals and work within cross functional teams.
  • Provide guidance to the Validation Specialist(s) and oversee their activities, as requested.
  • May be required to perform other duties as assigned or as needed by Validation Manager.


  • S. in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering or equivalent
  • A minimum of 6+ years performing equipment/process/facility qualifications/validations in a medical device, pharmaceutical, or food manufacturing industry.
  • 4+ years in a relevant validation role.
  • Process Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering experience beneficial.
  • Proficiency in Validation Specialist Level I and II functions.
  • Knowledge study design (e.g. DOE).
  • Advanced knowledge of process validation, cleaning validation, and computerized system validation.
  • Advanced knowledge of equipment/system/facility qualifications.
  • Knowledge of FDA/cGMP/QSR and associated guidelines relevant to validation.
  • Knowledge of microbiological and biochemical comprehension; technical proficiency.
  • Proficient oral and written communication proficiently



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