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Job Title:  Sterile Services Technician

Req ID:  26475
Job Category:  Processing Operations

Chessington, SRY, GB, KT9 2NY


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

At STERIS Instrument Management Services (IMS) we are the trusted experts in surgical instrument sterilisation, offering reliable instrument maintenance solutions, ensuring our Customers’ reusable inventory can and is used reliably time and time again. Our teams ensure that we consistently provide the best quality services and products to our customers. 

It is a Zero Hours role. This role will involve working in a fast-paced environment, where quality and precision is vital. No experience is required, full training and support are provided in a programme to help staff to reach their full potential, learning a wide range of hospital instruments and working in different functional areas of the sterilisation process. 


To ensure the effective preparation of sterile consumables (dressings, linen, instruments and equipment) by the process of decontamination, inspection assembly and packing within predefined quality standards. 

To rigorously check, wash, lay-up and pack sets of theatre instruments to meet contract specifications within predefined quality standards. 

To safely operate and monitor machines and equipment (washer/disinfectors, ultrasonic and sterilisers) effectively. 

To ensure that repairs and missing instruments or equipment are recorded and logged on the Tracking and Traceability computer system (SynergyTrak). 

Duties - cont'd

To ensure that repaired instruments or equipment are returned to stock or the appropriate coded sets or the Trust’s appointed person. 

The post requires manual dexterity and the ability to use complex equipment, for example, this role involves disassembly, inspection, decontamination, packaging and sterilisation of surgical instrumentation to predetermined standards. The decontamination and sterilisation processes are carried out using complex processing units 



Educated to a good general standard with demonstrable verbal and numerical abilities. 

Basic end user IT skills to operate track and traceability IT system. 



TVQ or NVQ Level 2 in Decontamination or equivalent experience. 

Previous experience in Sterile Services and/or health related products. 





Working under pressure 


Attention to detail 



For more information about us, please visit our STERIS IMS website:  


STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Req ID:  26475
Job Category:  Processing Operations

Chessington, SRY, GB, KT9 2NY

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