Deviation Investigator, Manufacturing


Morristown, NJ


Deviation Investigator, Manufacturing


The Deviation Investigator, Manufacturing will serve as a primary investigator for the Operations Group to ensure timely and accurate completion of high-quality manufacturing investigations and implementation of subsequent corrective actions.

This will be accomplished largely through leading and conducting appropriate root-cause analyses for events and authoring investigation reports related to compounding, filling, inspection, and packaging of sterile and non-sterile pharmaceutical products.


  • Own, lead, and support prompt, thorough, and well-written investigations assuring that root cause evaluations are performed in compliance with cGMPs and associated SOPs.
  • Utilize technical writing strategies to ensure content is clear, concise, and complete.
  • Drives investigations to timely closure through collaborative efforts with Operations, Quality Assurance, Engineering, and other functional areas, as needed.
  • As needed, utilize investigational RCPS tools like 6M, Fishbone, and 5 Why’s to deliver thorough investigations.
  • Observe activities on the manufacturing floor and engage with Process Owners to gain the process knowledge needed to deliver technically sound investigations.
  • Work with the area owners to identify the most probable root cause(s) and determine appropriate preventive and corrective actions.
  • Discuss investigations as required with regulatory agencies, quality assurance, or clients, as required
  • Utilize excellent verbal and written communication skills, sound judgment and analytical skills to enable assessment of risk. Must be resourceful, self-reliant, self-motivated, and confident.
  • Works independently and is flexible to changing priorities. Strong personal computer skills. Must have excellent teamwork and organizational skills.
  • Supports and maintains an environment that fosters communication and teamwork within the Operations Group and other departments.
  • Exemplify the company Core Values of Integrity, Dignity, Perseverance and Trust.


  • Bachelor's degree in Science/Engineering with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry or additional education in project or documented investigational course work may be substituted for experience on a per year basis.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science field preferred. Experience with cGMP software such as Trackwise preferred.
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