Senior Engineer, Validation Commissioning - Onsite

    • Abbvie
  • Branchburg, NJ
  • Posted 58 days ago | Updated 9 hours ago


On Site
Contract - W2


Functional design
Acceptance testing
Risk assessment
Project management
Compliance management
Risk management
Health care
Medical devices

Job Details

Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas - immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care - and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description

Onsite position in our Branchburg, NJ, location


An engineering professional who works with project owners, subject designers/engineers, and other project team members to plan and complete tasks associated with commissioning, qualification, and validation of new and modified equipment, facilities, utilities, products, processes, line with project, operations and quality objectives. Additionally, this position will have responsibility for operational technology equipment qualification and risk assessment. The main objective is to establish evaluation, testing, and documentation for risk management, commissioning, and validation applying product and regulatory requirements and risk management to result in robust, high quality products. This includes optimizing systems that support the work in and around this area of responsibility.

  • Work with end-user and project engineer to develop User Requirements Specifications and Functional / Design Specifications for new or modified equipment, facilities, and utilities.
  • Support Factory Acceptance Testing in conjunction with Project Engineer to confirm unit is acceptable.
  • Identify risk controls, critical elements and traceability of equipment design based on FMEA or other risk assessment.
  • Develop and execute commissioning, qualification and validation test protocols to ensure that the unit functions according to specifications.
  • Perform minor troubleshooting of issues encountered during commissioning and documentation of unresolved issues.
  • Able to support broader aspects of projects at times including: project leadership, developing operational procedures, support training of maintenance/technical staff/operators on new equipment, reviewing new or modified product documentation to ensure compatibility with qualified equipment and implementing changes in equipment parameters or recipes.
  • Leads Execution of Risk Mngmnt. including, periodic review and update per the Validation Master Plan, interface with best practices, establishing team's work practices including overall program, ccRA. Understands risk management principles. Can find and review documentation. Understands controls, impact of change, trace controls, and can estimate ratings using appropriate scale. Timely. Demonstrated success in FMEA authorization/facilitation.
  • Qualification as QRM facilitator commensurate with responsibility.
  • May supervise contract validation resources in the timely completion of activities in his/her area of responsibility


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, science, or closely related discipline is desired, or equivalent technical experience plus demonstrated competence, with a desired 3+ years of significant engineering and/or operational experience.
  • Knowledge of quality/compliance management as well as regulations and standards affecting API, Bulk Drug or Finished goods manufacturing requiere
  • Experience in the development of commissioning, qualification, validation and risk management deliverables including specifications and testing protocols that can stand up to regulatory scrutiny.
  • 6+ years of overall experience in Manufacturing, Quality or Engineering including 4 major validation subjects (e.g. Computer, Equipment, Cleaning, Process, etc.) preferred
  • A technical background in health care, nutritional products, laboratory diagnostics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, or similar industries (preferred).
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills with demonstrated ability to work within a team environment.
  • Ability to supervise junior or contract team members (prior supervisory experience preferred)
  • Ability to manage complex projects and multiple projects (5+) simultaneously

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law:
  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes in good faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.
  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.
  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company's sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie's policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.
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