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Frederick, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-046818
Posted date: Mar. 20, 2019

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe. As a Validation Technician in Frederick, MD, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.

Main Responsibilities


  • Conducts the validation plans and processes for facilities, laboratory equipment, utility systems and process equipment.
  • Writes reports that reflect the validation was performed.
  • Write validation protocols and reports
  • Perform validation activities described in validation protocols including thermal studies, cleaning, shipping, computer systems, equipment and utilities qualification and/or validation
  • Experience with autoclave sterilization validation desirable
  • Proficiency in the use of the Kaye Validator or equivalent desirable
  • Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of validation requirements, practices, and procedures
  • Works with validation and metrology contractors when required
  • Interacts with manufacturing sciences and facilities / engineering departments to facilitate protocol execution as necessary
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Able to read P&ID, Isometric and “As Built” drawings
  • Communicate effectively with supervisor and other departments workload, priorities, and issues to maintain validation schedule

Some experience in several of these areas:

  • FAT / SAT experience with equipment and utilities
  • Setting validation specifications for purchasing capital equipment
  • Project management experience with facilities upgrades
  • Experience performing IQ/OQ/PQ on various types of equipment/systems
  • Cleaning and Sterilization Qualification/Validation experience is preferred


  • Frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques.

Problem Solving:

  • Provides solutions to a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity. 
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Freedom to Act:

  • Works under general supervision.  Follows established procedures.  Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy


  • Contributes to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects. 
  • Failure to achieve results or erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause delays in program schedules and may result in the allocation of additional resources.


Interpersonal Communication:

  • Primarily internal company contacts.  Infrequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts on routine matters.


  • Bachelors required: Engineering or Technical Field Preferred


  • 0-3 years of experience


  • Cleaning and Sterilization Qualification/Validation experience is preferred

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law

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