Career Details for Validation Engineers

Validation Engineers

Also called:

Design Assurance Manager, Quality Assurance Engineer, Quality Engineer, Supplier Quality Engineer

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:

  • Study product characteristics or customer requirements to determine validation objectives and standards.
  • Analyze validation test data to determine whether systems or processes have met validation criteria or to identify root causes of production problems.
  • Develop validation master plans, process flow diagrams, test cases, or standard operating procedures.

lightbulb KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology

  • product and service development
  • design

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods

  • manufacture and distribution of products

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Business

  • customer service

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Basic Skills

  • reading work related information
  • talking to others

Problem Solving

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

People and Technology Systems

  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

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Verbal

  • communicate by writing
  • 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

user PERSONALITY

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

  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

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
  • UNIX

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bachelor's degree usually needed

suitcase JOB OUTLOOK

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AVERAGE

New job opportunities are likely in the future.

SALARY
$97,250


per year, on average

This career is part of the green economy!

This career is part of the green economy.
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