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Job Title:  Service Technician

Req ID:  15400
Job Category:  Service/Technical Services
Country:  US
State:  MD
City:  Gaithersburg, MD
Zip:  20878

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.

Bio-Decontamination/Certification Technician

Biodecontamination Services plays a significant role in the Life Sciences Service global strategy and the Biodecontamination Services Specialist role supports this growing initiative on existing and new Customers.  Key responsibilities are performing and leading teams onsite for STERIS’ Biodecontamination Service projects.  Additionally, assists the certification technicians with routine certification and repairs of cleanroom, and devices.


Performs Bio-Decontamination Services as follows:

  • Presents to Customers and within STERIS an overview of Biodecontamination Services and STERIS technologies (VHP, fogging, etc.) with the ability to discuss the solutions, applications, process parameters, safety aspects, technology features & benefits, consumables, and chemistries.
  • Maintains a courteous and professional demeanour when working with Customers, contractors, management, and fellow employees. Follows Customer protocols when entering and exiting facilities and abides by all STERIS and Customer Health & Safety protocols and procedures. 

  • Develops and maintains effective, communicative relationships with Customers, managers, support functions and the sales organization. Utilizes provided product and industry knowledge to assure Customer’s expectations of Biodecontamination Services are exceeded.

  • Conducts onsite Biodecontamination Services facility assessments for potential or scheduled projects.  Capable of formulating a STERIS Fumigation Management Plan for any biodecontamination application.

  • Complies with and ensures others comply with STERIS’s general safety standards, particularly those relative to Biodecontamination Services.

  • Possesses the ability to lead and manage all aspects of simple and complex Biodecontamination Services projects using STERIS equipment, consumables, and chemistries. 

  • Provides complete onsite Biodecontamination Services support including project scheduling, coordination, logistics, set-up, execution.

  • Works cross-functionally with Managers to secure resources for Biodecontamination Services project execution. Help and support overall equipment maintenance, preparation for service projects and organization of the equipment as needed.

  • Broadens knowledge and experience through internal communications, documentation review, Customer contact, product development meetings, and attendance at training courses. Stays abreast of any market developments relevant to competitive activities and business opportunities and communicates them to the Biodecontamination Services team.
  • Trains people on cycle development and works on a calculation to simplify the cycle development on site with all the information that is received from all previous jobs.

  • Becomes familiar with and ensures compliance with all established STERIS Company policies and procedures.  Submits all requested business and administration reports in a timely manner.

Certification Technician Assistant

  • Assists certification technicians to perform routine certification and repairs of cleanroom and devices that contain HEPA filters. This includes: disassembling, replacing, or repairing defective parts; rewiring or reassembling as required; troubleshooting, adjusting/calibrating, and certifying equipment ready for use by using standard and specialized tools and test equipment (i.e., schematics, diagrams, technical manuals, etc.).



Education Degree
High School Diploma or GED
Vocational/Technical in Electronics or Engineering General


STERIS plc is a $2B+, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with more than 12,000 employees worldwide.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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