Process Validation Engineer

Recruiter
Embecta
Employment Type
Permanent
Salary
Not disclosed
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embecta, formerly part of BD, is one of the largest pure-play diabetes care companies in the world, leveraging its nearly 100-year legacy in insulin delivery to empower people with diabetes to live their best life through innovative solutions, partnerships and the passion of more than 2,000 employees around the globe.

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Embecta, formerly part of BD, is one of the largest pure-play diabetes care companies in the world, leveraging its nearly 100-year legacy in insulin delivery to empower people with diabetes to live their best life through innovative solutions, partnerships and the passion of more than 2,000 employees around the globe.

The plant, based in Dun Laoghaire, runs 24/7 and is the Worldwide Centre of Excellence for Pen Needle Manufacturing within the BD organisation, producing 4.6 billion medical devices annually. Here we employ approximately 450 people across operations, engineering, quality and R&D.

We are now hiring a Process Validation Engineer to join our team on a Monday to Friday role.

About the role

Ensuring that the design, installation and operation of Plant and Equipment have been validated in compliance with current regulatory requirements.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Support Site and Corporate Change Control procedures
  • 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 BDDL Value Stream; including, but not limited to:
  • Moulding (Pen Needle Components)
  • Assembly (Pen Needle and Safety Pen Needle components)
  • Packaging (Sample, Bulk and standard)
  • Sterilisation
  • Liaise as Validation representative on ACR process
  • Maintain site Validation Master Plan in relation to projects of a variety of scopes and size across multiple value streams for a variety of product configurations, including, but not limited to:
  • Major Capex, Site-Critical projects of new equipment for full project timeline
  • 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
  • Update documentation via documentation control system, SAP, for documents such as:
  • Product and Component Specifications
  • Label/Packaging/UDI Specifications
  • SOPs – Line Clearance, IPCs, and Operations
  • Link with Post-Validation activities including closure of Change Control and Microbiological testing
  • Participate in regulatory audits and inspections
  • Integrate with cross functional teams from Quality, Process Development, Operations, Engineering, Supply Chain, H&S, R&D and support Validation requirements on wide range of projects
  • Support further development of Validation team, Validation efficiencies and capabilities

Educational Requirements / Relevant Experience:

  • 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.

Click on apply if this sounds like you!

Primary Work Location
IRL Dun Laoghaire – Pottery Road
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