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Validation Engineers
District Of Columbia

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Design or plan protocols for equipment or processes to produce products meeting internal and external purity, safety, and quality requirements.

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Currently Employed: 3,590

Projected Annual Job Openings: 70

Typical Hourly Wage: $51.88 - $73.26

Typical Annual Salary: $107,900 - $152,400

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Analyze validation test data to determine whether systems or processes have met validation criteria or to identify root causes of production problems.
  • Prepare validation or performance qualification protocols for new or modified manufacturing processes, systems, or equipment for pharmaceutical, electronics, or other types of production.
  • Coordinate the implementation or scheduling of validation testing with affected departments and personnel.
  • Study product characteristics or customer requirements and confer with management to determine validation objectives and standards.
  • Resolve testing problems by modifying testing methods or revising test objectives and standards.
  • Prepare, maintain, or review validation and compliance documentation, such as engineering change notices, schematics, or protocols.
  • Create, populate, or maintain databases for tracking validation activities, test results, or validated systems.
  • Prepare detailed reports or design statements based on results of validation and qualification tests or reviews of procedures and protocols.
  • Identify deviations from established product or process standards and provide recommendations for resolving deviations.
  • Direct validation activities, such as protocol creation or testing.

tools & technology

  • Gel documentation systems
  • Integrated circuit testers
  • Microcontrollers
  • Network analyzers
  • Pressure sensors

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Development environment software
  • Object or component oriented development software
  • Operating system software
  • Program testing software

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