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Job Title:  Laboratory Technician III - $1,500 Sign-On Bonus!!

Req ID:  24433
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Brooklyn Park, MN, US, 55443


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.

Position Summary

Join a company where the work you do makes a difference!  We are One Team with One Goal.  At STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies (AST), it’s our philosophy and our way of doing business.  Through a network of over 50 facilities globally, STERIS AST has been committed to providing contract sterilization services to the medical device, pharmaceutical, consumer, and industrial communities for over 40 years.  Our sterilization services ensure the safety of those who use these products, including our families, our friends, and ourselves.


Position Summary:

The Laboratory Technician III is responsible for preparing, executing, and analyzing microbiological or chemistry testing in accordance with regulated laboratory testing techniques, safety protocols, approved procedures, and customer-specific preparatory methods. The Laboratory Technician III creates customer-specific methods and is responsible for overseeing a scientific study or project. The Laboratory Technician III schedules the work of Technician staff, leads daily meetings, and trains on testing processes.


If you are looking to join a collaborative and innovative team in an essential industry, apply for our Laboratory Technician lll position today!

What you will do with us:

Operational Excellence (80%)

  • Prepares, executes, and analyzes microbiology or chemistry Laboratory tests (eg. Bioburden, Sterility, LAL Endotoxin, Microbial Limits, Anti-Microbial Effectiveness, Organism Identification, EO Residual, cleaning qualifications, and test method validations) in compliance with technical and legal regulations and procedures, as well as customer-specific preparatory methods.
  • Reads, interprets and records results of testing, particularly if problems arise.
  • Oversee a scientific study, making sure supplies are available and inventory updated.
  • Participates in investigations of test errors or and issues with testing supplies.
  • Participates in the development and review of methods and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Schedules the work of Technician staff and leads daily meetings.
  • Trains Technician staff on testing processes.
  • Contributes to a team effort by performing in accordance with all STERIS policies, GMP, Lean principles and other directives; supports the directives and decisions of higher-level management and performs other duties as assigned.


Customer Relationships (20%)

  • Creates and edits customer-specific preparatory methods for testing (to be approved): Gathers basic product information from customer and performs online research on how the product would best be tested. Uses technical writing skills to produce a document. 

How you will learn your role:

  • Review work instructions along with vital policies and procedures
  • Take part in on-the-job training, overseen by your Hiring Manager
  • Demonstrate ability to meet the requirements of the job

You will be a great fit if you can:

  • Minimum 7 years experience in a Laboratory with a HS Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a Laboratory with an AA degree
  • Minimum 1 year experience in a Laboratory with a Bachelor’s degree
  • Fully qualified on specific testing.
  • Knowledge of microbes such as bacteria, mold and yeast; or knowledge of chemical assays and equipment.
  • Knowledge of standard aseptic techniques and/or common laboratory equipment use and basic troubleshooting procedures.
  • Skill in technical document writing.
  • Skill in written and oral communication.
  • Skill in using Microsoft Word and Excel (Minimum Intermediate).
  • Skill in organizing, planning, and prioritizing tasks for self and others.
  • Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations, including fractions, decimals and dilution schemes.
  • Skill in prioritizing the adherence to safety protocol at all times and monitoring self and environment for potential hazards.
  • Skill in assisting and training Laboratory Technicians.
  • Skill in time management.
  • Skill in leading meetings.
  • Skill in solving problems related to testing.
  • Ability to learn technical knowledge.

You will be a great fit you can cont'd:

  • Ability to monitor self, environment and others to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Ability to read and comprehend rules, schedules, procedures and instructions.
  • Ability to comprehend oral information.
  • Ability to work under in high pressure situations.
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing requirements or work environment.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, taking the lead for specific duties.
  • Ability to work autonomously and make independent decisions related to testing.
  • Ability to perform duties that require physical demands throughout the day such as standing, twisting, and lifting and exerting force of up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to work with tools and equipment requiring effective hand-eye coordination and dexterity.
  • Ability to balance workload and adjust schedule according to changing priorities
  • Work Styles: Attention to Detail, Integrity, Concern for Others, Cooperation, Independence, and Initiative

Reasons you’ll love working here:

This is an opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS wouldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people, who take true pride in their work. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding employees for their hard work. We do this by providing competitive base salary plus bonus (as applicable), comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, paid PTO and holidays, 401K with company match.


STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Req ID:  24433
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Brooklyn Park, MN, US, 55443

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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