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Design or plan protocols for equipment or processes to produce products meeting internal and external purity, safety, and quality requirements.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Microcontrollers
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  • Gel documentation systems
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  • Pressure sensors
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  • Flow sensors
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  • Thermal conductivity analyzers
  •  Technology used in this occupation:
     
  • Analytical or scientific software
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  • Development environment software
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  • Object or component oriented development software
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  • Operating system software
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  • Electronic mail software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Conduct validation or qualification tests of new or existing processes, equipment, or software in accordance with internal protocols or external standards.
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  • Design validation study features, such as sampling, testing, or analytical methodologies.
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  • Develop validation master plans, process flow diagrams, test cases, or standard operating procedures.
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  • Prepare validation or performance qualification protocols for new or modified manufacturing processes, systems, or equipment for production of pharmaceuticals, electronics, or other products.
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  • Analyze validation test data to determine whether systems or processes have met validation criteria or to identify root causes of production problems.
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  • Conduct audits of validation or performance qualification processes to ensure compliance with internal or regulatory requirements.
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  • Create, populate, or maintain databases for tracking validation activities, test results, or validated systems.
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  • Direct validation activities, such as protocol creation or testing.
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  • Draw samples of raw materials, or intermediate and finished products for validation testing.
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  • Identify deviations from established product or process standards and provide recommendations for resolving deviations.
  •  Skills
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
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  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
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  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  •  Knowledge
     
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
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  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
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  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
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  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
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      Education:   Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
      Related Experience:   A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $104,423.00 $50.21  $35.32  $40.50 - $59.38 
    Bridgeport/Stamford $122,053.00 $58.68  $35.25  $42.35 - $67.65 
    Danbury $85,082.00 $40.90  $27.67  $33.23 - $49.09 
    Hartford $99,188.00 $47.69  $34.31  $37.76 - $57.62 
    New Haven $99,016.00 $47.60  $35.39  $40.97 - $57.30 
    New London/Norwich $109,567.00 $52.68  $40.20  $45.52 - $60.51 
     Occupation Outlook ( 2014 - 2024 )
    Average Annual Job Openings:   48
      Employment in this occupation is expected to grow faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities.
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