Validation Scientist

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Employer
Location
Fort Smith, AR, United States
Posted
Apr 25, 2017
Closes
May 29, 2017
Ref
17002522
Contract Type
Full Time
POSITION SUMMARY:
Prepare and maintain validation protocols and validation standard operating procedures. Duties include development, execution, documentation, and monitoring manufacturing validation projects. Investigate the manufacturing and production processes and prepare corrective actions and/or revalidation studies. Coordinate with personnel from the other departments, such as Production, Technical and Engineering to successfully execute and document the results of the validation projects. Perform/manage annual CCP and OPRP testing as well as the annual cleaning verifications.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBLITIES:

• Prepare validation studies and protocols final reports, on a timely basis. Validation scope includes, but is not necessarily limited to process vessels; cleaning/sanitization; product and process line sterilization; automated/electronic control systems; manufacturing processes.

• Perform annual verification activities, including CIP and CCP/OPRP verifications.

• Plan and execute multiple assigned validation activities simultaneously, which may include use of PCs monitoring, laboratory work environment as well as significant projects for new lines, new products process/facility/equipment modifications or process improvements.

• In case of a deviation, evaluate results, investigate, find the root cause, eliminate/mitigate the root cause and propose some actions and validate again.

• Prepare and maintain QA/Validation standard operating procedures. Assist in preparation and maintain compliance with Validation Master Plans.

• Provide training and project support to validation techs and other validation support.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Throughout all of these responsibilities, maintains a focus on continuous improvement.


REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Microbiology, or related field or equivalent work experience.

Employee must support and comply with all Nestlé programs and policies, including, affirmative action goals and commitments, SHE (Safety, Health & Environment) strategies, corporate citizenship initiatives, NCE (Nestle Continuous Excellence), TPM (Total Performance Management), GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices) and Safety Policies to ensure employee safety and product quality. Employee must meet all requirements related to NQMS (Nestle Quality Management System) and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards for Quality, Food Safety, Environmental Compliance and Occupational Health and Safety.

EXPERIENCE:
Experience in related manufacturing environment. Experience implementing and supporting validation programs.

SKILLS:

• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including report writing
• Proficiency with PCs and software such as Access; Excel; Word; PowerPoint, MiniTab
• Ability to handle multiple priorities
• Ability to work independently and translate technical / quality/ compliance theory into practical application.
• Technical writing ability in an FDA regulated industry
• Demonstrated ability to lead projects and teams
• Working knowledge of production processes and equipment
• Analytical and problem solving skills
• Thorough understanding of regulatory standards including GMPs
• Working knowledge of instrumentation and data collection

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