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Validation Engineer (Packaging)

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The company

Our client is a professional Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical organization, based in Noord-Brabant Netherlands. You will be working at one of the early pioneers in the biopharmaceutical industry.

Role description

Our client is seeking a Validation Engineer in Process Development (PD) that will report to the Senior Manager Engineering at its Label&Packaging site in Breda, NL. The Packaging / Validation Engineer will join a team of 5 Packaging Engineers, responsible for the introduction and lifecycle management of commercial packaging for final drug product presentations.

You are working in a rapidly growing, high-class pharmaceutical / GMP environment. Main responsibilities are; designing, qualification/verification and implementation of secondary packaging components and / or configurations used for site operations and transportation packaging.


Coordinate or participate in multi-disciplinary projects related to packaging component changes or new packaging designs.


Develop test material; coordinate test materials and inventory as required by studies.
Creation of Qualification and Verification Plans
Coordinate testing to be performed for packaging related studies impacting the site.
Assist and contribute to Site Acceptance Test (SAT) and may assist in establishing Equipment validation Documentation.

Writing documents according to the Good Documentation Practices is a significant part of this role.
Create technical reports such as User Requirements, Assessments, Protocols, Reports, Verification Documentation.
Create and revise packaging component specifications if required.
Provide accurate information for Bill of Material (BOM), Master Packaging Configuration (MPC) and Transport packaging configuration (TPC) to be used on site.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum 3 -5 year experience working in a Validation and/or Engineering environment
Master’s degree with minimum 1 - 2 year experience working in a Validation and/or Engineering environment
Experience in a Pharmaceutical / GMP environment
Good understanding of current Good Manufacturing / Documentation Practices
Fluency in English, both in oral and written communication
Good (technical) written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work in multi-functional teams and adapt to rapidly changing environment
Defines project timeframes and priorities based on project objectives and ongoing assignments
Recognizes and escalates problems in a timely manner
Occasionally work outside office hours

Additional preferred Requirements:
Comprehensive understanding of materials used in packaging
Familiarity with validation processes and protocols
Understanding of equipment used in the packaging industry

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SIRE Life Sciences

Ref. number: 35526
Listed by: SIRE Life Sciences
Listed on: 20-07-2017
Country: The Netherlands
Region: Noord-Brabant
Employment: Permanent
Expertise: 3 - 5 years
Location Type: On location
Language: English
Sector: Pharmaceutical
Specialisation: Packaging

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