Job Title:  Lead Engineer - Validation and Qualification

Req ID:  41102
Job Category:  Engineering

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19004


At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

The Lead Validation Service Engineer is responsible for meeting STERIS product serviceability, reliability, and validation requirements in cGMP-regulated markets. He or she will provide leadership, training, consultative, and technical support to STERIS and its Customers.  The Lead Validation Engineer must have sound knowledge and have demonstrated technical, quality, and scientific principles to review, execute, and deliver all aspects of our validation services.  This individual is also responsible for providing equipment service verification and high-level troubleshooting/technical support on STERIS equipment and plant MEP systems. This role will include nationwide, overnight travel up to 50%. 


Program Management (35%)

  • Perform and manage a successful STERIS Equipment Validation and Service program.
  • Develop validation project schedules and support all other project deliverables to meet deadlines and department standards.
  • Work with the local service team and technical support to determine the right resources to resolve issues.
  • Troubleshoot and analyze technical problems and clinical application issues.  Resolve immediate issues and implement changes to prevent future problems.

Quality Validation (50%)

  • Review and execute Validation/Qualification protocols such as Cycle Development, Calibration, IQOQ, and PQ to meet FDA regulations and SOP requirements.  During the execution of protocols, identify and resolve any non-conformances/deviations/out-of-specification results.  According to cGMP requirements, interpret and analyze results and incorporate them into a final summary report using Good Documentation Practices (GDP).
  • Interface with Regulatory and Quality Control to define and assist in implementing product upgrades, enhancements, and service procedures.

Training (15%)

  • Train and manage a team of Validation Service Engineers to perform their core competencies set by the business unit.
  • Provide ongoing technical and clinical product training to technical support personnel, field associates, and trainers.
  • Communicate with customers and technicians in a classroom environment as required.


Education Degree

Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience

  1. Must have 8 years of demonstrated experience in Qualification/Validation/Servicing of process equipment used in sterilization, critical utilities, and instrument cleaning, such as Steam Sterilizers, Pure Steam Generators, and cGMP Washing equipment using cGMP, ISPE, GAMP, ASTM, or ICH guidelines.
  2. Experience with the following critical utility/mechanical systems: HVAC, Electrical, Purified Water, Clean Steam, and Compressed Air (3 years)
  3. Work experience in both electronic/electromechanical and computer-controlled equipment (3 years)
  4. Demonstrated cGMP (GDP) documentation proficiency (1 year).

Preferred Experience:

  1. Kaye Validator experience and thermal mapping of chambers and heat penetration studies of loads.
  2. Understanding of appropriate handling and interpreting techniques for Biological Indicators.

 Pay range for this opportunity is $90,250 - $121,000.This position is eligible for bonus participation. 


Minimum pay rates offered will comply with county/city minimums, if higher than range listed.  Pay rates are based on a number of factors, including but not limited to local labor market costs, years of relevant experience, education, professional certifications, foreign language fluency, etc.


Employees (and their families) may enroll in our company-sponsored medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, health savings account, voluntary benefits, supplemental life/AD&D plans and the company’s 401k plan. Employees are covered by an employee assistance program (also available to household members) and long-term disability. Full-Time Employees are also eligible for short-term disability.  Full-time Employees will also receive Paid Time Off (PTO) based on years of service and paid Holidays. Part-time employees working 20 or more hours receive a pro-ration of the full-time PTO allocation and paid Holidays based on their standard hourly work week. Full-Time employees are eligible for four weeks of paid parental leave. Part-time employees also receive paid parental leave, pro-rated based on their standard hourly work week.


STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

Req ID:  41102
Job Category:  Engineering

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19004

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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