Validation Engineer
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
5d ago

Validation Engineer

Exciting Fixed-Term Contract until end of December 2024

To be based at our expanding manufacturing site in Upper Hutt, New Zealand

Opportunity to bring your knowledge and grow your Validation skills

Be part of our collaborative Validation team in the country!

Our Engineers support internal and external manufacturing operations remain operational, continuously improve and innovate.

With our extensive range of facilitaies and environments, our Engineers have opportunities across many diverse areas including Biological, Chemical, Automation, Capital Projects, Maintenance, Safety, Process Development, Technical Services, Utilities and Validation.

Reporting to the Validation Manager , you will work on several business-critical projects to complete validation of new equipment, processes, and buildings within project timelines on a fixed-term contract until 31 December 2024.


Ensures all equipment qualification work is carried out to meet the site requirements

Manage the planning, execution and documentation of qualification studies on new and legacy equipment

Complete all assigned re-validation tests in accordance with established procedures

Write validation protocols and summary reports for complex items of equipment (eg. autoclaves, fermenters).

Accurately record data and observations on test execution worksheets in accordance with Good Documentation Practices.

Complete all ancillary documentation (eg deviation reports).

After one year, you will be supporting the manufacturing site to maximise the use of company assets and complete the qualification studies and validation tests to the agreed schedule.


You may be an experienced Validation Engineer who is looking to join an innovative biopharma and utilise your skills and experience on an exciting project.

Alternatively, you may have solid knowledge & prior exposure to aspects of validation in previous roles and looking to further grow your career as a Validation Engineer.

We will provide you with the support to develop your skills in this role & you will bring with you your motivation and ability to learn on the job.

To be successful in this role, you will :

Hold a relevant tertiary qualification in Engineering or related discipline

Demonstrate prior validation experience working on equipment, facilities & / or utilities

Experience in biotechnology or the pharmaceutical industry is highly regarded

Have a solid understanding of GMP requirements

Hold the ability to work well under pressure and achieve results often to tight deadlines

Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire others towards a common goal

Take a proactive approach to your own learning and development and find creative ways to solve problems

Demonstrate strong documentation skills including the creation and implementation of protocols


Be part of a leading global organisation with long standing history in NZ

Opportunity to work on an exciting project relating to site expansion

Comprehensive & Attractive Total Rewards package on offer

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

Who we are

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases.

Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come.

We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth .


We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment.

We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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