The day after graduating college in May 2021, Jack Rivet started his job at ICQ. After working as an engineer at Moderna for more than a year, he’s gained more responsibilities and valuable experiences within the commissioning, qualification, and validation field.
Jack’s Journey to ICQ
He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Technologies from the University of Maine. While there, he poured concrete for a construction company during his junior and senior years and interned at Pfizer during the summer after his sophomore year. While at Pfizer, he met and worked with some ICQ employees.
As his graduation approached, he knew he was interested in the biotech field and remembered ICQ. He wanted to be a contractor and not a full-time employee early in his career as he wanted to gain experience with various companies and methods of CQV to gain a diverse background.
“I was interested in the possibility of working with startups and within buildings under construction because of my experience in the construction field,” said Jack.
“I love working at ICQ because of the employees. They’re great people. I also enjoy the variety of work I get to do on a daily basis. It’s something different every day. It’s great for my career development”
He sparked up a conversation with ICQ’s president, Mike Bogan, and sent him his resume.
As Jack described the hiring process, he said, “Mike was great; he called me multiple times during the hiring process just to chat about random things and see how I was doing with college wrapping up. I saw that ICQ could give me what I was looking for: contract work, exposure to many companies and validation methods, and the possibility of traveling for work.”
Beginning His Career
The day after graduating from the University of Maine, he started as an engineer at ICQ!
Since then, his day-to-day life as an engineer at Moderna entails the generation (drafting, reviewing, and gaining approval) of CQV documentation. These documents include impact assessments, design qualification, user requirement specification, electronic records and electronic signatures, compliance assessments, IOQ protocols, acceptance release reports, and equipment/system release forms.
Another aspect of his job is the installation and operational qualifications for analytical balances, Ph/conductivity meters, biological safety cabinets, and controlled temperature units.
Jack also trains employees on ELLAB equipment and systems.
Why Jack Loves ICQ
When asked why he loves working at ICQ, Jack responded, “I love working at ICQ because of the employees. They’re great people. I also enjoy the variety of work I get to do on a daily basis. It’s something different every day. It’s great for my career development.”
He added, “ICQ is great because if you want to take something on like new equipment or new documents, or if you need help, there is always someone in the company who can help you or point you in the right direction.”
Jack also mentioned enjoying the opportunity to attend a golf tournament hosted by ICQ; what made it even better was that his foursome won!
Interested in joining us?
In addition to in-depth training and awesome clients, ICQ offers a robust benefits package that includes:
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid holidays
- Short-term and long-term disability