Equipment Validation Specialist

Apr 21
Direct Hire
Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Equipment Validation Specialist (Biotech/Pharma/Medical Device)          

Hopkinton, MA



USPRO is looking for a proven Equipment Validation Specialist to work with a client of ours in the Hopkinton, MA area. This individual will will execute and provide oversight of equipment and systems calibration, validation, and commissioning activities. This critical role will develop and review related documentation and collaborate with Quality Assurance to ensure adherence to world-wide regulatory requirements and corporate standards.


Employment type: Direct Hire

Openings: 1

Shifts: Days



  • Perform equipment and system calibrations and validations.
  • Develop, review and approve accurate documentation, as required in cGMP operations.
  • Provide responsive customer support with emphasis on customer satisfaction.
  • Work in a collaborative team environment and interact with other support groups such as Manufacturing, PD, QC, MS&T, and Quality Assurance.
  • Assist with HSE, Qualification and Maintenance activities as needed
  • Interpret P&IDs, equipment/system layouts, wiring diagrams, and specifications in planning and performing commissioning/qualification activities.
  • Assist with drafting of accurate commissioning/qualification procedures and training documents/tools
  • Ensure assigned re-qualifications (RQs) are completed on-time.
  • Provide QC lab validation review (LEQ) as required.
  • Review Validation protocols, reports, data, plans, change controls, etc., as required.
  • Provide technical assistance to less experienced technicians/engineers
  • Work as part of a team to ensure that commissioning/qualification activities are completed on-time and correctly.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team for Commissioning/Qualification using a science and risk-based approach.
  • Manage medium to large size commissioning/qualification projects and change control based qualification activities.
  • Develop Validation Plans for validation projects
  • Perform SOP revision, review and approval.
  • Generate deviations, CAPAs, perform investigations and root cause analysis.
  • Work with Quality Assurance on the revision of validation documents (e.g. Master Plans, Requalification program)
  • Present and defend validation studies during regulatory inspections and internal audits




  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in engineering/science and 8+ years experience
  • Masters degree and 6 years experience or High School degree with 10+ years experience.
  • Hands-on experience in Biotech, Pharmaceuticals or Medical Device operations, including protocol development and field execution
  • Working knowledge of Validation Lifecycle Approach (DQ, IQ, OQ, PQ, PV, and RQ)
  • Knowledge of applicable US and worldwide regulatory requirements (e.g. GMP, GDP, ICH)
  • Ability to develop and/or review protocols using design documents and user requirements
  • Ability to manage medium to large size commissioning/qualification projects
  • Ability to perform thorough statistical analysis of validation rest results
  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to Investigation/troubleshooting system/testing failures
  • Ability to read/interpret engineering drawings (e.g. P&IDs, PFD’s)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Visio.


Additional Notes:

  • Ability to work in clean room production environment with gowning requirements.
  • Must be able to wear a fit tested mask for PPE as needed.
  • Must Be able to work Flexible hours on Shifts and weekends as needed
  • Ability to “be on call” as needed.



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