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Job Title:  Sterilization Operator II

Req ID:  23610
Job Category:  Service/Technical Services

Brooklyn Park, MN, US, 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.

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.


Performs contract steam sterilization and sterilizer maintenance activities. Executes protocols for Steam sterilization validation, qualification, and engineering studies. 


If you are looking to join a collaborative and innovative team in an essential industry, apply for our Sterilization Operator II position today!

What you will do with us:

1.    Performs Contract Steam sterilization cycles according to validated process parameters, coordinates laboratory testing, prepares all documentation for final review and approval.  40%
2.    Monitors, calibrates and maintains all equipment and software relating to steam sterilization according to approved protocol, procedure.  30%
3.    Performs engineering studies for Customers as directed.  5%
4.    Executes protocols for validation of contract production cycles and for reusable devices as a back-up as directed. 10%
5.    Executes approved IQ, OQ, and PQ protocols as directed. 5%
6.    Assists with the coordination of steam sterilization schedule to meet internal and external Customer expectations. 10%


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

Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

You will be a great fit if you can:

  1. 2 years experience in a Sterilization Operator I position required
  2. Demonstrated ability to work in a regulated environment that requires strict adherence to company policies and procedures.
  3. Demonstrated ability to consistently meet expectations of Sterilization Operator I position.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure.
  5. Ability to work well with others. 
  6. Must have good mechanical aptitude.
  7. Demonstrated good organizational, time management, and documentation skills.
  8. Ability to understand and follows work instructions in all activities. 
  9. Must have good written and verbal communication skills.
  10. Ability to work with Microsoft Excel and Word.
  11. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team as circumstances dictate. 
  12. Willing to work on variable schedule as unexpected events occur.

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, whom 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, 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:  23610
Job Category:  Service/Technical Services

Brooklyn Park, MN, US, 55445

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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