My Main Tasks
As described in typical day section. The main tasks in validation include completion of pre-requisites for re-qualifications for equipment, execution of re-qualifications, report generation, obtaining signatures and reviewing documentation.
Can be very busy and overloaded at times - deadlines can become tight for execution of tasks. Difficult to obtain exact timeslots for execution of re-qualifications from manufacturing, tasks normally end up pushed out and extensions can be required. Some opportunities for re-qualifications to be carried out can occur nights or weekends. However the majority of the time is normal office hours. Can also be difficult to obtain peoples signatures to sign off on documents before validation works can be performed.
Who Influenced Me
Personal interest in engineering and questioning of how things worked from a young age.
Yes, time for time available so additional hours worked up can be taken off at a later date. Generous annual leave allowance and time flexibility. There are also opportunities to progress also available within the company to different areas and positions.
Most Useful Aspects of my Education
Education has been helpful in the use of technical writing for reports and documents, and the theory of good manufacturing practice for regulated industry. Work experience/industrial placement for college was useful in gaining an understanding of how company’s work, communication, working practices and company culture.
Useful Work Experience
Work experience in the pharmaceutical industry, or medical device manufacturing would be very advantageous. This would help in learning the company practices and how to work in a regulated environment.
Always strive to do your best and go further.