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Job Title:  Laboratory Team Lead

Req ID:  18116
Job Category:  Research & Development/Scientific
Country/Region:  US
State:  MN
City:  Brooklyn Park
Zip:  55445

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Must be able to work a Sunday rotation (1 Sunday per month 8:00 am to 4:30 pm)
Position Summary

The Laboratory Team Lead provides leadership to Laboratory staff ensuring the coordination of testing schedules within specified testing section, demonstrating, instructing and reviewing work instructions, testing protocols, and safety precautions for designated employees.


Supports laboratory management in scheduling and staffing assignments and department metrics to meet overall deadlines and quality.  15 – 20%

  1. Performs necessary tests and analyzes results. 30 - 40%
  2. Trains and monitors staff in safety, practices, and standard operating procedures.  Ensures appropriate updates to training records. 20 – 30%
  3. Provides evaluation of technician performance to supervisor. <5%
  4. Assists in CAPA process as requested.  0 – 5%
  5. Identifies operational issues/problems, makes recommendations and implements improvements.  10 – 20%
  6. Participates in document reviews and changes to ensure clarity and completeness.  10 - 20%


Duties - cont'd
Education Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree in Science
Required Experience

Minimum 1 year experience in a Lab


  1. Demonstrated ability to provide training and support to Laboratory staff.
  2. Must have knowledge of common laboratory techniques and equipment.
  3. Good verbal and written communication skills.
  4. Minimum Intermediate level on Microsoft Word and Excel.
  5. Ability to work under control in pressure situations and manage change.
  6. Read and interpret rules, schedules, procedures and instructions.
  7. Math skills, including fractions and decimals.
  8. Ability to work well with others.



STERIS plc is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with more than 12,000 employees worldwide.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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