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Validation Engineers

Also called: Quality Director, Quality Engineer, Supplier Quality Engineer, Validation Specialist

What they do:
Design or plan protocols for equipment or processes to produce products meeting internal and external purity, safety, and quality requirements.
On the job, you would:
  • Analyze validation test data to determine whether systems or processes have met validation criteria or to identify root causes of production problems.
  • Prepare validation or performance qualification protocols for new or modified manufacturing processes, systems, or equipment for pharmaceutical, electronics, or other types of production.
  • Coordinate the implementation or scheduling of validation testing with affected departments and personnel.


Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • computers and electronics
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it


  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • pay attention to something without being distracted


People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative


You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • Cadence Incisive Enterprise Specman Elite Testbench
  • Minitab software
Development environment software
  • C
  • National Instruments LabVIEW
Object or component oriented development software
  • C++
  • Microsoft Visual C#


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
certificate after college
usually needed

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