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Job Title:  Senior Validation Engineer

Req ID:  22724
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education
Country/Region:  US
State:  NC
City:  Raleigh-Durham
Zip:  27703

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 Senior Validation 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 Senior 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 can be based in any city near a major airport and will have 75% overnight travel. 


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, 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 and Service Engineers to perform their core competencies as 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.




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).


STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

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.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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