Validation Technician - Pharmaceutical GMP

Validation Technician - Pharmaceutical GMP

Job Title: Validation Technician - Pharmaceutical GMP
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Worthing
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Start Date: 2018-01-19
Reference: 15709 ST
Contact Name: Steve Twinley
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 31, 2018 18:37

Job Description


Are you a versatile individual with a meticulous nature, the ability to analyse data, document and spot discrepancies? Do you have a background in a technical discipline such as Quality Control (QC), Engineering, Quality Assurance (QA), Production or IT Testing? If you can answer yes to these questions, this could be an excellent career path for you. A new opportunity has arisen for a Validation Technician, within a pioneering Pharmaceutical company in Worthing who develop and manufacture vaccines. Extensive training will be provided, and this is a very broad role across manufacturing and laboratory equipment, computer systems, cleaning, sterilisation / sanitisation and drug production processes. The company offers excellent career progression, a competitive salary and strong benefits.

The Role
Compared to most Validation positions elsewhere, this is an extremely broad role. You will gain a range of experience across the site, covering both routine validation and different long-term and short-term projects. Based in a team of 6, you will be trained in a variety of disciplines including manufacturing processes and equipment, laboratory equipment, autoclaves, GMP cleaning validation, computer systems and more. You will be involved in statistical process control and will use Minitab for the processing and scrutiny of validation information.

You will take personal ownership of certain projects. For example, if the company buys some new equipment (either for one-off or ongoing use), you will need to validate and test it, speaking with the manufacturers, researching the manuals and protocols, assisting in the development of SOPs etc. One of the most important traits we are looking for is versatility. Candidates will be considered from QA, QC, Engineering and Production environments desirably from the Pharmaceutical industry. They must demonstrate strong analytical skills and a genuine ambition to develop a Validation career.

The Company
A pioneering Europe-based Pharmaceutical company specialising in the treatment and prevention of allergies. Their unique focus is on the vaccination and prevention of conditions such as hay fever and asthma, and their groundbreaking work has recently been in the UK press. The company has three buildings in Worthing, housing a range of facilities including manufacturing, packaging, warehouse, offices and laboratories. The clean rooms follow very strict GMP regulations and include state-of-the-art sterile areas.

In addition to a competitive salary (negotiable depending on experience), the company offers excellent career development opportunities and the following benefits:


  • 25 days' holiday
  • Stakeholder pension plan
  • Private medical cover
  • Life insurance scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • Non-contractual, discretionary annual bonus

The successful candidate will be a conscientious, attentive individual with experience from a role in Validation, QC, QA, Production, Engineering or IT Testing desirably from the Pharmaceutical industry. You will ideally have a degree (or similar) in a scientific or engineering discipline. Extensive training will be provided if you do not have direct Validation experience, but you must be able to demonstrate the ability to undertake in-depth validation projects, reviewing documents, data as well as ensuring the meticulous checking and qualification of processes and equipment. Knowledge of disciplines of sterilization and cleaning validation would be a strong advantage but is not essential. Experience in statistical process control and knowledge of Minitab would be a strong advantage. You will need excellent communication and team working skills, with the ability to handle your own workload, organise your own time and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Full details will be provided on application, so we look forward to hearing from you!