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AbbVie Quality Validation Specialist in Worcester, Massachusetts


The primary responsibility for the Validation Specialist is the planning and overall approval of validation tasks. Under the direction of the Validation Section Manager, will participate in the implementation of the Validation quality program, but s/he will be expected to independently manage 5+ key projects simultaneously. May be expected to coach/supervise contractors and/or junior Validation Specialists.


  • Responsible for participating in implementation and maintenance of the effectiveness of the Quality System to meet all applicable regulatory requirements.

  • Ensures that all practices and procedures comply with company policies and applicable regulations for the Quality areas under his/her responsibility.

  • Executes tasks as required to implement the Validation Master Plan and maintain in a validated state the equipment, utilities, facilities, automated process controllers, information systems, cleaning processes, manufacturing processes, laboratory instruments and analytical methods to demonstrate that product will perform consistently as intended.

  • Ensures investigations of validation failures are completed thoroughly and documented accurately and are included in the plant CAPA system where required by policy.

  • Participates with plant and external engineering resources on new installations/systems to ensure that factory/site/commissioning documentation is in accordance with cGMP and supports validation.

  • May Supervise contract validation resources, when applicable, to ensure timely completion of activities in his/her area of responsibility.

  • Lead, author, and review investigations and implementation of preventive and corrective actions.


  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Biology, Chemistry or Engineering.

  • Minimum 6+ years of overall experience in Manufacturing, Quality or Engineering including 4 major validation subjects (e.g., Computer, Equipment, Cleaning, Process, etc.) preferred.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Solid problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Solid interpersonal skills, including ability to negotiate and influence without authority.

  • Ability to supervise junior or contract team members (prior supervisory experience preferred).

  • Ability to manage complex projects and multiple projects (5+) simultaneously.

  • Knowledge of quality and compliance management as well as regulations and standards affecting API, Bulk Drug or Finished goods manufacturing preferred.

    You will receive:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Vision, Dental, FSA, HSA

  • Financial Well-being, Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

  • AbbVie Vitality: Health & Wellness programs including Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Health Advocate, Global Well-Being Programs

  • Generous Paid Time Off include, Company Holidays, Vacation, Parental and Caregiver Leave

  • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions

  • Perks include AbbVie Product Shop, Employee Loyalty Program, Tuition Assistance, Adoption and Surrogacy Assistance, Mothers at Work and Milk Stork to list a few