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Process Validation Specialist

Ref: 80991

  • A competitive package is on offer which will include salary, benefits and bonus.
  • 17 May 2024
  • Dublin (South)
  • Permanent

Process Validation Specialist

About the Company

My client is a leading multinational medical device company, specialising in innovative solutions that improve quality of life.

About the Position

This role ensures that the design, installation and operation of the plant and equipment has been validated in compliance with regulatory requirements,

Key Responsibilities

  • Use of Company Validation Toolkits

  • Author User Requirements Specification and System Requirements Specification, leveraging the inputs from Quality, Operational, Automation and Process Development 

  • Review and sign-off of vendor-provided System Design Specification, Functional Design Specification and Design Reviews as a Validation resource, as part of the assigned project team

  • Validation resource, across a variety of processes, as part of the overall Value Stream

  • Liaise as Validation representative on ACR process.

  • Maintain site Validation Master Plan in relation to projects.

  • Continuous Improvement-driven upgrades to existing equipment

  • Relocation of production lines in the General Manufacturing Area

  • Quality-Driven in-line vision and inspection systems

  • Cross-Line Product Validations to ensure redundancy.

  • Ancillary Equipment Validation

  • Maintain Requirements Trace Matrices to ensure all user requirements specific to the projects are delivered prior to introduction.

  • Maintain CSV database.

  • Maintain CFR Part 11 Assessments

  • Assist with Process Development, in: 

  • Establishment of KPIV/KPOV/KPI/KPO/CTQs matrix

  • Conducting DOE and MSA

  • Define validation sampling and inspection plans based on Risk Assessment in relation to pFMEA and product specifications.

  • Statistical analysis for normality, PPK, ANOVA and T-Testing

  • Ensure all product at risk as a result of validation changes are contained prior to ACR closure through QN product hold process.

  • Draft and execute FAT, SAT, MSA, IQ, PD, OQ and PQ on new/revised processes.

  • Develop and execute software test cases to support changes as necessary.

  • Root Cause Analysis and containment of deviating product during Validations

  • Create and control pFMEA, Control Plans and Risk Management documentation through product life cycle.

  • Publish site specific progress reports to all levels of the business as required.

  • Link with post-validation activities including closure of Change Control and Microbiological testing.

  • Participate in regulatory audits and inspections.

  • Third level qualification in relevant area of Engineering / Quality or Manufacturing.
  • Aptitude to understand and apply Medical Device Regulations.
  • 2+ years working in Pharmaceutical / Diagnostics / Medical Device manufacture, or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 2 years process validation experience
  • Draft and approve protocols and reports as required.
  • Execution of IQ, Process Development, OQ and PQ on new/revised processes as required.
  • Process development experience (DOE’s etc)
  • Risk Analysis/Risk Management, FMEA’s, etc
  • Strong working knowledge of statistical techniques, Minitab, Six Sigma (preferably Green Belt)
  • Software validation experience is desirable particularly in a 21 CFR Part 11 environment.
Remuneration Package

A competitive package is on offer which will include salary, benefits and bonus.

For more information on this position or other life sciences roles, please contact Charlie Bigger on 01 5927867 or email or simply click the apply button.
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