Career Details for Validation Engineers

Validation Engineers

Also called:

Quality Director, Quality Engineer, Supplier Quality Engineer, Validation Specialist

What they do:

Design or plan protocols for equipment or processes to produce products meeting internal and external purity, safety, and quality requirements.

On the job, you would:

  • Analyze validation test data to determine whether systems or processes have met validation criteria or to identify root causes of production problems.
  • Prepare validation or performance qualification protocols for new or modified manufacturing processes, systems, or equipment for production of pharmaceuticals, electronics, or other products.
  • Coordinate the implementation or scheduling of validation testing with affected departments and personnel.

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Engineering and Technology

  • product and service development
  • computers and electronics

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods

  • manufacture and distribution of products

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

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Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

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Verbal

  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written

Ideas and Logic

  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Math

  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Attention

  • pay attention to something without being distracted

user PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.

  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative

computer TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software

  • Minitab
  • The MathWorks MATLAB

Development environment software

  • C
  • National Instruments LabVIEW

Operating system software

  • Linux
  • Ubuntu

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bachelor's degree or
certificate after college usually needed

suitcase JOB OUTLOOK

outlook
BRIGHT

New job opportunities are very likely in the future.

SALARY
$97,300


per year, on average

This career is part of the green economy!

This career is part of the green economy.
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