Pharma Validation Engineer

United States, Houston (Texas)

Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. We are more than 15,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the world. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

Our Lonza site in Houston is seeking a Pharma Quality Assurance Validation Engineer. This individual will support the Validation Supervisor by ensuring effective validations execution and maintenance of manufacturing equipment, facilities and process utilities. Track and report action plan status/ completion as relates to validation systems improvement efforts. Responsible for the development and the execution of qualifications, validations, re-qualifications and re-validation for process equipment, laboratory equipment, utilities and facilities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Generates and executes (as applicable)  Validation Project Plans, Validation protocols -Installation Qualifications/Operational Qualifications/Performance Qualifications (IQ/OQ/PQ) and summary reports and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as required LONZA site’s Validation Master Plan, SOPs and global policies. Systems include incubators, Bio Safety Cabinet (BSC), Autoclaves, Bioreactors, process gases, DI water system, Classified Clean Rooms/HVAC (Grades, A through D), among others
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize validation activities amongst cross functional groups; capable of providing and maintaining status updates for validation activities related to day-to-day operations or project work.
  • Able to correctly assess change controls with an accurate understanding of the bigger picture implications of changes. May still need some review and oversight or feedback
  • Solid knowledge of discipline; able to discuss expectations for validation activities, program and documentation.

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Science, Engineering or related field
  • Advanced experience in Validations is required within the Bio/Pharma industry
  • Thorough knowledge of validation life cycle, validation protocols (IQ/OQ/PQ) generation and execution of manufacturing and laboratory equipment, clean process utilities and classified facilities
  • Fundamental understanding of validated computer systems and change management in the commercial pharmaceutical/biotech industry, including training others.
  • GMP compliance knowledge including knowledge of 21 CFR Parts 210, 211, 11, GAMP 5 and ISO 13485:2003 requirements, among others
  • Knowledge of SAP and TrackWise systems a plus.

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reference: R26502