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Validation Engineer
Ref No.: 17-18337
Location: Norwich, NY, New York
Overview
We are Kerry. The Taste & Nutrition Company. We make products people enjoy and feel better about. And, we are growing. We need talented, passionate people who want to help us make the business better. People who expect better from themselves. People who care about delivering better for customers, their colleagues, the company and their own career. People who take pride in paving new paths to lead the business forward. We need great people who want to do great things. People like you, perhaps.
If you are high energy, self-motivated, creative, collaborative, and enjoy executing against the demands of a fast-paced high growth organization, then consider joining our team to help drive your career and Kerry forward. Learn more and/or apply at www.kerry.com/careers.

Kerry is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics
Qualifications
EDUCATION:
BS in Science or Engineering degree and 3+ years equivalent validation experience

EXPERIENCE:

Cleaning Validation Experience preferred
Pharmaceutical experience a plus

SKILLS:

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
Strong Team Work Skills
Project Management Skills
Strong Problem solving, verbal, and technical writing skills
Statistical Process Control Skills
Responsibilities
Responsible for the validation of computer systems, lab and production equipment, cleaning procedures, analytical methods, utilities, and production processes following existing and established guidelines and policies. This includes assessing specifications, writing Validation Protocols (IQ, OQ, PQ), executing protocols, and writing final reports.

JOB FUNCTIONS:
  1. Perform Qualifications on equipment, systems, and utilities related to Hydrolyzed Proteins, Compounding, and Coatings manufacturing.
  2. Write and revise SOP(s) relating to Equipment Qualifications.
  3. Assist Quality Control personnel on the Qualification of new or existing laboratory equipment.
  4. Write and Execute computer, analytical method, cleaning, and Process Validation Protocols.
  5. Work with the Engineering Department to ensure consistency in the Qualifications of equipment, systems, and utilities.
  6. Perform Root Cause analysis and resolution of deviations.
  7. Establish a Validation Matrix to perform regularly scheduled Equipment Validations.
  8. Knowledgeable in CIP, COP, and sanitary processes.
More Information About the Job
Is Relocation Available?
Yes, nationwide

Is there a bonus structure?
No

Are you open to sponsorship?
No

This position is:
New Position

Is there a possibility to work remote?
No

Is there equity?
No

Are there flexible work hours?
No

Does this position have direct reports?
No

Who does this position report to?
Quality Manager

What are the 3-4 non-negotiable requirements on this position?
BS in Science or Engineering degree and 3+ years equivalent validation experience

What are the nice-to-have skills?
cleaning validation experience a plus.

What is exciting about this opportunity? Please use this section to describe team and company culture.
New opportunity -looking for someone to have ownership of this function within the organization.