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Validation and qualification specialist (m/f/d)

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Validation and qualification specialists: assuring production quality

Validation and qualification specialists are responsible for the preparation of qualification plans and reports as well as for the support with and execution of qualification and validation measures within companies. Furthermore, they are involved in the internal coordination and communication with different specialist departments and conduct trainings.

Which opportunities do validation and qualification specialists have on the labour market?

Validation and qualification specialists require an academic degree in a scientific field or a field related to industrial engineering or a vocational qualification as a (master) technician. As mainly pharmaceutical companies rely on them, validation and qualification specialists holding a master’s degree in a pharmaceutical field of study or a similar science have particularly good prospects on the labour market. Get in touch with your personal contact person at Hays and find out more about working as a validation and qualification specialist!

What are the tasks and responsibilities of validation and qualification specialists?

The key task of validation and qualification specialists is to qualify and validate corporate plants, devices, processes and systems. They are responsible for the execution of risk analyses regarding new production processes, the preparation of qualification plans, the review of qualification and validation documents, the documentation of processes and the evaluation of results.

Validation and qualification specialists closely cooperate with different company units and usually communicate with the areas responsible for technology, quality assurance and production on a regular basis. Furthermore, they are involved in the support and training of both employees and customers.

  • Qualification and validation of plants, devices, processes and systems
  • Risk analyses
  • Preparation of qualification plans
  • Review of qualification and validation documents
  • Process documentations
  • Evaluation of results
  • Communication with different specialist departments

Which hard skills and soft skills should validation and qualification specialists have?

Validation and qualification specialists should have very good knowledge of the relevant topics of the company unit they work in; this range of topics usually includes pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical engineering as well as GMP. Besides, they should possess very good Office and English skills.

Validation and qualification specialists also require certain soft skills, such as a targeted way of working, strong communication skills and team spirit.

  • Qualification and validation skills
  • Technological know-how
  • An accurate way of working
  • A sense of responsibility

What is the average salary of validation and qualification specialists?

On average, validation and qualification specialists have an annual salary of approximately EUR 58,600. With increasing experience, they may earn between EUR 65,000 and EUR 94,000 per year.

Find your ideal job as a validation and qualification specialist – with Hays

As a validation and qualification specialist, you fulfil a responsible function in a pharmaceutical environment, being in charge of the planning and execution of corporate qualification and validation measures.

We will be happy to drive your career forward and support you in finding a suitable job in the area of validation and qualification. Learn more about the benefits of finding a job with Hays!

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