Senior Validation Officer - 002/2019
Applications accepted until:
Number of Openings

Employment Type



Quality Assurance

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor€™s degree or National Diploma in Chemical engineering or Process engineering, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Chemistry, or relevant science or engineering qualification.
  • Five (5) years€™ experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
  • Three (3) years€™ experience in validation of equipment, manufacturing processes, cleaning procedures, utilities and analytical methods.
  • Two (2) years€™ supervisory experience.

Additional Requirements


Specific Operational Requirements

  • The successful candidate will be required to work an 8 hour day between 06h00 to 18h00 as rostered.
  • The successful candidate may be required to work overtime to meet the business needs.
  • The successful candidate must be prepared to work shifts when needed to support the companies validation activity requirements.
  • Must have own transport.

Key Performance Areas

  • Oversee and drive validation team day-to-day tasks and activities
  • Lead validation plan execution
  • Compile validation documentation
  • Compile validation reports
  • Compile validation quality plans
  • Management of the requalification programme
  • Facilitate technical and non-technical training
  • Facilitate impact and risk assessments for qualifications
  • Sample management related to validation
  • Provide support to Validation Manager and internal customers regarding validation requirements, problem solving, investigations and reporting.
  • Adhoc activities related to validation and quality projects


  • Good working knowledge of the technical concepts required for validation in a cGMP environment
  • Hands on experience with validation of equipment, processes, analytical methods, computerised systems and cleaning protocols
  • Good team leader and team player
  • Effective interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Quality orientation and awareness
  • Excellent planning and organising skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent technical writing skills are required
  • Ability to handle typical team conflicts