Senior Validation Engineer

Location: Worcester, MA
Department: Azzur Consulting LLC

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
Azzur personnel are expected to live up to our core values at all times and exhibit a high level of integrity and personal responsibility, especially when interacting with our valued clients. The following is a short list of the typical responsibilities and deliverables of any given project. The level of knowledge expected will be commensurate with level of incoming experience.

  • Generate and execute life cycle documentation (FAT, SAT, CTP, DQ, IOQ, PQ) for facilities, utilities, manufacturing/QC lab equipment (cell culture, protein purification, cell and gene therapy, fill-finish) computer systems, automation, and processes (cleaning, sterilization, shipping) for qualification/requalification. 
  • Review, advise on and contribute to change control documents. Provides sound validation/verification assessments.
  • Write, review and revise a variety of Commissioning and Qualification protocol related documents, including any or all of the following: SOPs, validation/verification master plans, guidelines and execution plans, automation, engineering design review, or other technical documents such as  user requirement specifications (URS), system classification, system risk assessments, 21 CFR Part 11 compliance assessment, functional requirement specifications (FRS), detailed design specifications, and/or commissioning test procedures.
  • Writes summary reports to summarize Commissioning and Qualification testing.
  • Writes procedures, investigations, change controls, etc. to support the validation lifecycle documentation. 
  • Develops and executes validation plans and protocols for Process Performance Qualification (PPQ), mixing validation, L&E, materials qualification, and other manufacturing processes.
  • Work with contractors and equipment vendors, as necessary, to ensure validation packages are provided and completed to the required standards, on schedule.
  • Performs P&ID Walkdowns, installation and operational tests for equipment and utilities. Performs Thermal mapping of temperature-controlled chambers, (refrigerator, freezers, incubators, cryo storage) warehouses, and SIP processes.
  • Initiates and performs investigations to close out protocol discrepancies and deviations. Ensures corrective actions are resolved in a timely manner. Supports the resolution of regulatory observations or manufacturing site issues.
  • Provides assistance with project management for mid to complex size projects for commissioning, qualification of new engineering systems and facilities.
  • Work independently to collect, organize, and evaluate validation data and review work of other engineers in the team. Keep validation management informed about the progress and any obstacles.
  • Collaborate well with the cross-functional team and work efficiently in a team environment. Communicate effectively with management, stakeholders, regulatory agencies, and vendors. Assists in providing training to other engineers in the team.


  • 5+ years’ experience in validation services in a regulated, manufacturing environment within the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, cell and gene or medical device industry.
  • Experience with Chrom Skid Qualification including Delta V automation (IQ/OQ and PQ) in biologics downstream purification processing area.
  • Experience with Autoclave new load cycle development and qualification (IQ/)Q and PQ),
  • Experience with Automated Parts Washer new load cycle development and qualification (IQ/OQ and PQ).
  • Experience with Cleaning Validation Dirty Hold Time (DHT) and Clean Hold Time (CHT).
  • Experience with Utility Systems PQ (WFI, Compressed Air, Process Gas).
  • Experience with Cleanroom EM Qualification.
  • Hands on experience in executing C&Q protocols for facilities, utilities and manufacturing/ QC lab equipment and processes.
  • Experience in Quality or QAV is desired.
  • Strong knowledge of FDA, EU and cGMP regulations and good documentation practices.
  • Ability to read and interpret Piping and Instrument Diagrams (P&IDs), and electrical diagrams.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, and PowerPoint

Ideal Qualities:

Ideal candidates will exhibit, or have the willingness to develop, the following qualities:

  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical skills who can translate client needs into actionable value-added projects/results.
  • Understands the competitive landscape of the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industry.
  • Willing to work hands on, assist with building client libraries, learn from a mentor, and become a mentor for others.
  • Understands worldwide regulations and phase appropriate applications.
  • Draws insights from projects and supplemental research to help drive new and existing growth. 
  • Ensures activities are efficient, optimized, and client centric. 
  • Highly motivated and organized, solutions-oriented leader.
  • Curious and adaptable - has the ability to transform knowledge into actionable activities.
  • Able to produce results in a fast paced, collaborative environment.



About Azzur:

Our employees are fueled by an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to make a difference in the lives of our customers, coworkers, and our partners. If you’re ready to put in the work, take personal responsibility and test the limits of what’s possible, we’re ready to provide the reward.

Do What You Love

At Azzur Group, it is our purpose to foster a culture that attracts and enables individuals with unique abilities and passions to reach both their life and career goals.  We take crucial steps to ensure that each employee is fulfilled both in and out of the office.

In addition to our purpose, we have a set of core values that we live and breathe each day. Every benefit offered here at Azzur is designed to uphold our 5 core values; Integrity, Putting Others First, Having the Courage to Take Action, Taking Personal Responsibility and Having Fun. 

It is our mission to serve our communities, build positive and established relationships, create a healthy and fun work environment, ensure each employee and their families are healthy and thriving, grow each employee professionally with one of our customized training programs and keep a clear and open line of communication.

We are an equal opportunity employer and promote diverse culture, ethnicity, gender, and age in our workplace. We believe that promoting diversity plays an important role in developing top quality talent, fostering greater innovation and creativity, and enhancing our relationships with customers and the communities in which we operate.

If philanthropy, long lasting relationships, a clear career path forward and a positive, transparent and fun company culture are something you are looking for in your next role, Azzur is the place.


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