Shire Validation Engineer II in Lexington, Massachusetts

Primary Role:

In support of site projects, technical transfers, and ongoing validation maintenance, this position will be primarily responsible for the design, authorship, and execution of qualification studies for the following major systems:

  • Facilities, Equipment, and Utilities (FEU) including process gasses, clean steam, WFI and purified water

  • Unit operations automation with Honeywell, Delta V, and PLC based systems

  • Cleaning

  • Sterilization

  • Environmental monitoring

  • Temperature controlled units (incubators and cold storage)

As required, this position will provide technical SME support to change controls, deviations, and CAPAs.

The scope of responsibility for this position includes commissioning and qualification, and maintenance of the validated state, of all direct impact manufacturing systems used to support the clinical development and commercialization of multiple therapeutic drug substance platforms.

Periodic travel may be required to local Shire operational sites outside of Lexington, MA.


30-80%: Varies

Design, Author, execute, and summarize qualification activities in the following areas:

  • FEU

  • Cleaning

  • Steaming / Autoclave

  • Unit Ops Automation

  • Validation Maintenance

Provide SME input to the following Quality System elements as a representative of the validation group:

  • Quality Risk Management program

  • CAPAs

  • Change Controls

  • Deviations

  • GMP Investigations

Provide SME input to the following site initiatives as a representative of the validation group:

  • Technology transfers

  • Site and multi-site level capital projects

  • Site level Operational Excellence projects

  • Site and multi-site level Quality System improvements with validation impact

10-20%: Varies

Participate in partner audits and regulatory agency inspections as a representative of the validation group.

Participate in validation group training initiatives to support continuous improvement of validation best practices.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor's in Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field with a minimum of three (3) years relevant experience.

Other Job Requirements:

The ability to work at all MA site locations as required. The person in this role will be required to carry an iPhone and be on call as required to support process validation activities.

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.