Share this Job

Job Title:  Laboratory Technician I

Req ID:  32667
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Coyol, A, CR, 20102


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

The Laboratory Technician I is responsible for performing assigned Laboratory support functions including the preparation of media and reagents, maintenance, cleaning and sterilization of Laboratory materials, equipment, and supplies, assistance with basic laboratory testing functions, and documentation of data. The Laboratory Technician I performs work following strict safety protocols and compliance standards to maintain a clean and orderly work environment.


Operational Excellence (100%)

1.    Plans, organizes, and prepares for the day’s work autonomously and in collaboration with team members to determine best methods to accomplish daily goals.  

2.    Prepares media (e.g., pumps) and reagents to support Laboratory testing functions (e.g., labels glassware, moves glassware).   

3.    Maintains, cleans, and sterilizes Laboratory materials, equipment, supplies, and general working area (e.g., washes dishes to remove fine powders) while maintaining a safe work environment. 
4.    Assists in the operation of the steam sterilizer and maintains traceability. 

5.    Compiles, records and maintains data in specified forms (paper and electronic) such as specification sheets, sterilization records, Microsoft Excel logs to track information, and label generation using computers and basic machines.  

6.    Assists with basic Laboratory testing functions as directed. This may include preparation, set-up and clean-up activities. 

7.    Contributes in a team effort by performing in accordance to all STERIS policies, GMP, Lean principles and other directives; supports the directives and decisions of higher-level management and performs other duties as assigned.

Duties - cont'd

Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED in Biology

Required Experience

1.    Skill in written and oral communication. 
2.    Skill in performing basic computer operations using Microsoft Word and Excel.
3.    Skill in organizing, planning, and prioritizing tasks. 
4.    Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations, including fractions and decimals.
5.    Skill in prioritizing the adherence to safety protocol at all times and monitoring self and environment for potential hazards. 
6.    Skill in time management.
7.    Ability to learn technical knowledge. 
8.    Ability to monitor self and environment to make improvements or take corrective action.
9.    Ability to read and comprehend rules, schedules, procedures, and instructions. 
10.    Ability to comprehend oral information.
11.    Ability to work in high pressure situations.
12.    Ability to adapt to rapidly changing requirements or work environment. 
13.    Ability to work well in a team environment to support the work of others. 
14.    Ability to work autonomously. 
15.    Ability to work with tools and equipment requiring effective hand-eye coordination and dexterity. 
16.    Work Styles: Attention to Detail, Integrity, Concern for Others, Cooperation, Independence, and Initiative. 

Preferred Experience



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.

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:  32667
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Coyol, A, CR, 20102

Job Segment: Lab Technician, Laboratory, Maintenance, Technician, Scientific, Healthcare, Science, Manufacturing, Technology, Engineering