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Validation Engineers

Also called: Design Assurance Manager, Quality Assurance Engineer, Quality Engineer, Supplier Quality Engineer

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:
  • Study product characteristics or customer requirements to determine validation objectives and standards.
  • Analyze validation test data to determine whether systems or processes have met validation criteria or to identify root causes of production problems.
  • Develop validation master plans, process flow diagrams, test cases, or standard operating procedures.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • design
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by writing
  • 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
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • Minitab Hot Technology
  • The MathWorks MATLAB Hot Technology
Development environment software
  • C Hot Technology
  • National Instruments LabVIEW Hot Technology
Operating system software
  • Shell script Hot Technology
  • UNIX Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$97,250
$50,620
$154,720
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