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Job Title:  Sterile Processing Technician I

Req ID:  22668
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education
Country/Region:  US
State:  IL
Zip:  60612

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

Provides on-site support for the reprocessing of surgical instruments and trays to contracted and ORC facilities in compliance with the Department of Health, TJC, OSHA, CDC, AAMI and AORN standards and the facilities’ goals and policies


  • Supports daily operations of all activities that relate to the reprocessing of reusable medical supplies and instrumention including decontamination, cleaning, assembly, wrapping, sterilization, and storage process aligned with IPS professional standards and regulations.
  • Learns and trains in all assigned areas, such as, but not limited to decontamination, cleaning, assembly, wrapping, sterilization, and storage area processes aligned with IPS professional standards and regulations.
  • Operates all mechanical machinery within the department such as, but not limited to, cart washers, instrument washers, steam sterilizers, low temp sterilizers, ultrasonic and drying cabinets within sterile processing.
  • Able to perform assembly on basic instrument trays aligned with IPS quality and production standards.
  • Uses established policies and procedures to complete work assignments. 
  • Refers all decisions beyond personal scope of responsibilities to their Manager and or STERIS leadership if necessary.
  • Reports broken and/or missing instrumentation.
  • Participates in in-services and educational offerings provided by STERIS in the facility.
  • Responds and supports requests made by STERIS leadership with ensuring requested instrumentation is prioritized and available for Customer needs.

Duties - cont'd

Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

  • A high school diploma or equivalent required. Completion of a Sterile Processing/Surgical Technologist program preferred.
  • 0-1+ years of SPD or transferrable experience required. Must obtain CRCST or CSPDT certification within 12 months of hire. Certification must be maintained annually.
  • Basic computer skills and aptitude.
  • Medical instrument knowledge preferred.
  • Knowledge of sterilization and processing equipment preferred.
  • Ability to work daily in a fast-paced, high pressure Healthcare Service environment.
  • Awareness of LEAN concepts and ability to translate this in the work environment preferred.
  • Communicates in a professional manner to all hospital staff, Customers and company employees via all forms of communication.
  • Must be a team player and demonstrate flexibility to work in all areas of the department to meet production demands.

Preferred Experience

  • Completion of a Sterile Processing/Surgical Technologist program preferred. 



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.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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