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Validation Engineer

Req #: 17001718
Location: Couvet, Couvet CH
Job Category: Manufacturing/Technical Operations
Work Location: Rue des Moulins 4 COUVET 2108
Organization: Celgene International II Sàrl
Schedule: 40
Employee Status: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Job Level:
Other Locations:Switzerland- Couvet


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

The Validation Engineer shall perform qualify facilities, utilities & equipment, and validate cleaning and production process upon the Couvet site. They assure compliance of these activities with cGMP as well as with internal policies and procedures.

The Validation Engineer has demonstrated experience of managing validation projects, on time and within budget.

Skills/Knowledge Required

  • BS in Engineering or Technical discipline
  • Experienced in pharmaceutical qualification and validation; at a solid dosage plant is advantageous
  • Familiarity with current Data Integrity & GxP requirements and best practices, including MHRA, WHO, FDA data integrity recommendations, 21 CFR part 11, 211, Annex 11, EU-GMP guidelines and GAMP
  • Good communication skills in English with facility, production, laboratory, technical operations, QA, and outside vendor groups; French advantageous
  • Team player: ability to interact effectively with team and customers
  • Proven project management skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure equipment, systems and processes are qualified, validated and maintained in compliance with local policies, guidelines, and procedures during their lifecycle.
  • Author and when required review qualification and validation documentation, including risk assessments, specification documentation, validation plans, protocols, reports, traceability matrix and summary reports
  • Execute qualifications across the site, including QC, production, warehouse, facilities, equipment, utilities and local site computer system qualifications, excludes global IT systems.
  • Execute validations for processes across the site, including cleaning processes, bulk process, packaging processes and warehouse / sampling processes.
  • Participate to the development and maintenance of the local site procedures
  • Participate to risk assessments and risk management teams
  • Review change controls to evaluate impact on qualified systems and validated processes
  • Develop and justify the qualification & validation approach based on risk and a scientific rational
  • Project management of qualification and validation activities, including external vendors and internal departments

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