What does a Validation Engineer do?

Validation engineers are qualified engineers who manage, inspect, calibrate, test, and modify the instrumentation, equipment, mechanics, and procedures used to manufacture many products. They ensure all systems run efficiently and correctly to produce high-quality products. They test systems used to develop or manufacture products, including pharmaceuticals or automobiles. They measure, analyze, and calibrate equipment and processes to ensure they create the highest quality products.

Validation engineers perform multiple exhaustive tests. They will establish validation standards, develop testing protocols, prepare equipment, document test results, and maintain records for future reference. They often coordinate with other personnel or departments the testing impacts and compose reports, making necessary adjustments to equipment or processes. They evaluate equipment to determine if it needs to be repaired or replaced and perform preventative maintenance, maintain testing equipment, and oversee the inventory of validation supplies. Validation engineers need a bachelor's degree in math, statistics, materials science, or related fields.

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Validation Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

€47,159 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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€32K
Median: €47K
€71K
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Validation Engineer Career Path

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TeslaTesla
Systems Validation Engineer
20 Apr 2021

“Work life balance is a little difficult but there is support around you that encourages it.”

Texas InstrumentsTexas Instruments
Analog Validation Engineer
10 Aug 2021

“Good work and Salary.”

Vastek GroupVastek Group
Validation Engineer
25 Aug 2020

“This career gave me the opportunity to further explore my skills and helped me evolve as a Validation Engineer.”

DocFoxDocFox
Validation Specialist
26 Feb 2021

“DocFox is a company that really cares about the personal and career growth of everyone.”

ValeoValeo
Software Validation Engineer
7 Nov 2020

“Individual's career path and aspirations is not a priority”

LG Electronics North AmericaLG Electronics North America
Validation Engineer
16 Feb 2021

“work and life balance is good”

ALSTOMALSTOM
Validation Engineer
12 Sep 2021

“good team to work and challenging work”

GlaxoSmithKlineGlaxoSmithKline
Senior Validation & Quality
28 Sep 2021

“Good benefits but not a leader for a total package like it once was.”

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