Validation Engineers

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About the Job

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

It is also Called

  • Validation Specialist
  • Validation Engineer
  • System Validation Engineer
  • Supplier Quality Engineer
  • Site Reliability Engineer
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Quality Specialist
  • Quality Engineer
  • Quality Director
  • Quality Coordinator
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What They Do

  • Plan or conduct validation testing of alternative energy products, such as synthetic jet fuels or energy storage systems, such as fuel cells.
  • Validate or characterize sustainable or environmentally friendly products, using electronic testing platforms.
  • Maintain validation test equipment.
  • Procure or devise automated lab validation test stations or other test fixtures and equipment.
  • Draw samples of raw materials, or intermediate and finished products for validation testing.
  • Assist in training equipment operators or other staff on validation protocols and standard operating procedures.
  • Conduct audits of validation or performance qualification processes to ensure compliance with internal or regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in internal or external training programs to maintain knowledge of validation principles, industry trends, or novel technologies.
  • Design validation study features, such as sampling, testing, or analytical methodologies.
  • Conduct validation or qualification tests of new or existing processes, equipment, or software in accordance with internal protocols or external standards.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: IA.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Investigative interests, but also prefer Artistic environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Working Conditions, but also value Achievement and Independence in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.



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