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Validation Associate

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Job Introduction

Thanks for checking out our vacancy, we’re delighted you want to learn more about Dechra.

Dechra are a growing, global specialist within the world of veterinary pharmaceuticals. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of high quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide.

Here at Dechra, our values are embedded within our culture and thrive within our family of almost 2000 colleagues globally. From manufacturing to marketing, (D)edication, (E)njoyment, (C)ourage, (H)onesty, (R)elationships and (A)mbition are at the heart of our everyday operations and the way we do business

The Opportunity 

The validation associate is a key role, supporting the site in all areas of qualification and validation activities to ensure they are completed in a timely and compliant manner. Working, under the validation specialist and with engineering, production and quality functions.

The validation associate is expected to support with new equipment/facility qualification, equipment/facility re-qualification, cleaning validation and computer systems validation as required.

This role would be ideal for a recent engineering graduate, or an engineering or quality professional looking for the next step in their career.

Role Responsibility

So, what will you be doing? This role has a broad and varied remit and the successful candidate will have responsibility for duties including:

  • Authoring various forms of technical documentation.
  • Executing various protocols, URS, FAT, IQ/OQ/PQ & more.
  • Maintaining technical documentation in accordance with GxP standards.
  • Maintaining qualification related records, procedures, documents and drawings.
  • Ensuring compliance with safety, health and environment (SHE) legislation.
  • Assist in arranging specialist services to qualify specialist equipment.
  • Knowledge of validation requirements for MHRA and FDA.
  • Project management of primarily qualification-based projects.​

The Ideal Candidate

Here at Dechra we pride ourselves on being an inclusive employer and we embrace candidates from all walks of life. We’re particularly keen to hear from those who have/are:

  • Degree or equivalent in an engineering or scientific discipline is required.
  • Validation experience, from systems, equipment, facilities, utilities, or process would be desirable but not required.
  • Experience executing validation protocols in a regulated environment would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Health & Safety compliance would be useful but not critical.
  • Knowledge of validation requirements for MHRA and FDA would be good but not necessary. 
  • Experience in authoring any documentation would be beneficial.
  • Experience of low to medium volume manufacturing/packaging, manual/semi-automated packing processes would be an advantage.
  • Experience from a highly regulated manufacturing/packing facility, either from the Pharmaceutical or similarly regulated industry/environment would desirable but not required.
  • Proven problem-solving skills, diagnosing faults and resolving qualification issues.
  • Excellent planning and time management.
  • Ability to adapt to rapid changes in project priorities and meeting aggressive timelines.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively both with the team, and with other areas.

About the Company

Dechra is a global specialist in veterinary pharmaceuticals and related products business. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of high quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide.

We are a global leader in veterinary endocrinology and topical dermatology, have a broad portfolio of analgesia, anaesthetics and products for the treatment of pain, and are also recognised as innovators in other specialisations such as the treatment of equine lameness, nutrition and differentiated generics. 

We deliver high quality products and services to veterinarians worldwide through our employees and a network of third parties to sustainably improve global animal health and welfare.

Everything we do is underpinned by our Culture and Values. They are important to us and have helped drive the Group’s success. 

Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC

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