Valeant Pharmaceuticals

  • Engineer II - Metrology Development, Optics

    Job Location US-NY-Rochester
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  • Overview

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is a diverse pharmaceutical company that is committed to focusing on our key stakeholders while delivering consistently high performance. Our values provide the overall direction for our company, and provide us with the tools necessary to rise to any challenge by leveraging our collective hard work and effort along with our unwavering competitive spirit. These values help us set goals based on our organization’s potential and what we hope it will become.


    Responsible for metrology systems and methods development/qualification and product testing for ophthalmic medical devices (e.g. contact lens)


    Demonstrated experience in contact lens measurement and metrology systems from early innovation/concept development through implementation. Provide technical expertise in establishing specifications, developing, debugging and qualifying Metrology Systems in support of Contact Lens Development. Provide project coordination and oversight of metrology systems development and qualification.


    This position will have direct reports, depending on business need – provide mentorship/guidance.


    May involve occasional domestic or international travel vendors or other B+L sites.




    • Interface w/ customers and internal functions to define and develop specifications and requirements of innovative metrology technologies and methods.
    • Coordinate development, testing and qualification of advanced ophthalmic metrology systems
    • Represent function as subject matter expert in contact lens measurement and metrology development.
    • Effectively interface with internal customers, external vendors and local management to rapidly assess and successfully troubleshoot technical problems
    • Provide technical leadership and support on development and commercialization teams
    • Develop and implement test methods and documented procedures
    • Conduct Engineering studies and equipment qualifications including preparing protocols, supporting execution of protocols and analyzing/summarizing results.
    • Provide mentoring to less experienced engineers and technicians
    • Key Relationships: R+D development teams, Operations, Quality, Tool Engineering and Mfg, external vendors, Project Leadership and Functional Management


    • BS Optical or Mechanical Engineering or related curriculum (MS preferred).
    • Demonstrated expertise w/ MS Office product (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and MS Project
    • Experienced w/ statistical analysis applications (Minitab preferred)
    • Familiar w/ Design for Six Sigma methodologies including I2DOV process
    • Minimum - 3 years relevant industrial experience in medical device metrology development.
      • Technical Project coordination experience
      • Working knowledge of optical and mechanical metrology systems used to measure and manufacturing process of ophthalmic products
      • Proficient in applied statistics
      • Familiar w/ regulated medical device development environment (ISO/FDA)
      • Strong problem solving skills
      • Strong verbal and written communication skills including demonstrated ability to interact and influence all levels of the organization
      • Mechanical and optical design experience desired (Solidworks/Zemax)

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    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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