Validation Engineer (Cleaning Validation)

Job Locations US-NY-Norwich
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Company Overview

Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.


Leading to better.

Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!


Leading to better, together. 

Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage.  Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:

  • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action
  • Empowering our people
  • Promoting diverse thinking
  • Investing in innovation
  • Acting on sustainability
  • Embracing our differences

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.



Description and Responsibilities

Responsible for the validation of computer systems, lab and production equipment, cleaning procedures, analytical methods, utilities, and production processes following existing and established guidelines and policies. This includes assessing specifications, writing Validation Protocols (IQ, OQ, PQ), executing protocols, and writing final reports.




  1. Perform Qualifications on equipment, systems, and utilities related to Hydrolyzed Proteins, Compounding, and Coatings manufacturing.
  2. Write and revise SOP(s) relating to Equipment Qualifications.
  3. Assist Quality Control personnel on the Qualification of new or existing laboratory equipment.
  4. Write and Execute computer, analytical method, cleaning, and Process Validation Protocols.
  5. Work with the Engineering Department to ensure consistency in the Qualifications of equipment, systems, and utilities.
  6. Perform Root Cause analysis and resolution of deviations.
  7. Establish a Validation Matrix to perform regularly scheduled Equipment Validations.
  8. Knowledgeable in CIP, COP, and sanitary processes.



BS in Science or Engineering degree and 3+ years equivalent validation experience




Cleaning Validation Experience preferred

Pharmaceutical experience a plus




Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

Strong Team Work Skills

Project Management Skills

Strong Problem solving, verbal, and technical writing skills

Statistical Process Control Skills


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