philip morris - validation engineer in Neuchatel

Quentin Terrisse, Randstad Inhouse Services PMP Neuchâtel
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neuchatel, neuchâtel
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quentin terrisse, randstad inhouse services pmp neuchâtel
058 242 15 69
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Are you up for a challenge? Do you look for ways to grow in your job and have the opportunity to join the highly dynamic environment of an international leading company? For our client Philip Morris SA in Neuchâtel, we are seeking:

Validation Engineers

(100% - Long Term contracted assignment)

The main purpose of this role is to ensure that manufacturing process (including equipment, methods) are appropriately qualified and validated while conducting review of related documentation and leading quality risk assessment and change management activities.

These are the main tasks that await you:

  • Lead and execute validation activities that are identified and required
  • Prepare all the documentation associated by ensuring the execution following the plan
  • Ensure that all validation activities are carried out and reported in a timely manner
  • Ensure that all deviations during validation activities are investigated and escalated when required
  • Propose action plans and ensure that correctives/preventives actions are followed and closed on time
  • Organize and lead the Continued Verification Assessment and the reexecution of validation protocols according to the plan and procedures
  • Provide reports and other documentation associated with validations, as appropriate for each validation exercise
  • Lead and coordinate change management process in the factory and ensure validated state of the manufacturing processes, methods and systems is maintained
  • Ensure the reporting and the update of key metrics
  • Provide support and act as facilitator for the Quality Risk Assessment
  • Ensure the appropriate methodologies are implemented and mitigation plans defined and followed up by the relevant responsible persons as per established quality requirements
  • Provide full support by sharing expertise and knowledge to business owners and relevant stakeholders
  • Through effective communication and training initiatives, develop cross-functional and cross-departmental staff (in projects and validation teams) to ensure that validation projects are carried out in accordance with internal Policies and Procedures
  • Ensure compliance through assisting in audits
  • Participate to the creation/update of procedures, work instructions and others Quality Documents that are required
  • Provide support and training by ensuring a transfer of knowledge according to the training management system
  • Promote and apply all rules concerning PMI Quality, environment, health and safety, and report all situations requiring actions


  • College/University Degree in Biological sciences, Physical sciences, Chemistry, Engineering or equivalent
  • Up to 5 years experience in quality assurance in tobacco, food, pharmaceutical or similar industry. Open to young graduates.
  • Experience in validation would be an asset
  • Skills in PC, Microsoft applications (especially Excel)
  • Understanding of Production & QA processes
  • Fluency in French and English
  • Willing to learn, flexible and self-taught
  • Start date: as soon as possible

If you are interested in this challenging position, please do not hesitate to send us your CV, motivation letter, latest certificates and the date of your availability. Only online applications will be considered. We look forward to your application that will be treated with full confidentiality.

Please note that a UE27/AELE nationality or a valid Swiss Work Permit are required for this position