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Lead Validation Engineer-Med Device

  • Dillon Engineering Services
  • Sligo

Jul 31, 2021

To apply for this job email your details to gary@dillones.ie

Reporting to: Head of Quality

Location: Sligo

You must currently have permission to work/live within the EU. Visas and work permits are not processed for this role. This has an immediate start date.

Role Objective:

The Validation Engineer for this medical device company will implement and work on the sites quality management system to ensure their full compliance with MDR and 13485 regulatory standards.

This person will support day to day operations in relation to validation and revalidation of the manufacture of wound care dressings and be a leader within the organisation on site for validation activities.

Key responsibilities & duties:

Support, Maintain and improve the site validation program and ensure compliance to the quality requirements as set in the ISO 13485 and MDR
Understand new regulations and guidelines, as they apply to the company business, and implement systems and procedures to incorporate these new regulations, if appropriate.
Strong leadership skills to bring teams along with their understanding of validation activities, including Test Method validation, Packaging validation, software, IQ, OQ, PQ and overall process validation.
Writing and reviewing protocols, reports deviations, supporting change control, and release to production after validation activities.
Ensuring process and equipment validations meet current regulatory expectations (cGMP compliance) by providing guidance and executing both internal and external audits of our processes
The following is required in execution of the validation engineer role and related technical projects
o Providing SME review and approval of site process and equipment validation documentation such as protocols, deviations and final reports.

o Providing SME support for change controls in relation to validation

o Managing and coordinating validation support during the execution of the project

o Serving as the validation liaison with all vested parties including QA/QC laboratories, IT, Manufacturing, R&D, and Engineering

To provide reports to management on validation related issues, compiling metrics to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Quality Management System, support management review.
Co-ordination and assistance to the NCR and CAPA systems relating to validation.
Promote quality and compliance
Taking part in cross-functional risk assessments
Provide training and guidance to necessary personnel
Participate in projects and support all interdepartmental activities including 6S and other LEAN programs in the company.
Support product development where required.
Support Root Cause Analysis.
Continuous Improvement

Identification of systems or work practices which can be improved and recommendation of alternative approaches towards improvement.
Qualifications & Experience:

At least 5 years work experience as a Validation Engineer within in medical device industry
A level 8 degree in a Quality, Science or Engineering discipline.
Aptitude and Ability

Detail focused
Flexibility and adaptability
Problem solving.
Knowledge and Skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent computer literacy – Excel and Word
Promote understanding of regulations and standards and their practical implementation to the sites
Strong organisational skills.
Personal Attributes

Ability to adjust and quickly change priorities
Ability to prioritise workload
What we offer:

Become part of a corporate culture that actively promotes constructive exchanges between colleagues, customers and partners. Work with us to improve people’s lives in the long term. We can offer you interesting, varied tasks and excellent opportunities for advancement, as well as an attractive salary with extensive benefits, all within a dynamic family-owned company.

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: €55,000.00-€77,000.00 per year

To apply for this job email your details to gary@dillones.ie