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Job Title:  Laboratory Technician

Req ID:  31017
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations



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 Ink Laboratory Technician is responsible for fulfilling production requirements for inks / solutions and to maintain the Production Laboratory in good order.

These inks are the key components in chemical indicators ad constitute the ‘performance aspect of the products.

Accuracy in manufacture and providing at the correct time are critical aspects for meeting customer technical and product availability demands.

The role is unique to Albert Browne Ltd and is a cornerstone operation contributing to the ongoing worldwide success of the organisation.


  1. Providing inks / solutions for production by following standard work procedures for each product, operating to a high degree of accuracy in weights, measures and timing.
    1. Ensuring inventory levels of inks, solutions, adhesives and solvents for manufacturing are maintained.
    2. Ensuring inks required ‘on the day’ are manufactured in accordance with the production plan and production requirements which may include flexible working arrangements.
  2. Carrying out tests on inks, solutions and adhesives to prove correct performance before providing to QA for final approval.
  3. Ordering laboratory consumables as required.
  4. Carry out chemical UV Vis analysis as part of manufacturing process.
  5. Carry Out water testing of De Ionised water system.
  6. Make use and be competent in the use of all Test laboratory equipment - steam sterilizer, BIER vessel, oil bath, VH2O2 equipment and UV analysis equipment.
  7. Ensure safe handling and storage of chemicals and solvents.
  8. Be competent in the use of laboratory manufacturing equipment – mixers, milling equipment.
  9. To maintain high standards of cleanliness and safety in the ink laboratory ensuring that any defects are reported promptly to the appropriate responsible person.
  10. To fully comply with the requirements of the organisation’s Quality Assurance systems and take responsibility for all its obligations.

Duties - cont'd

  1. To train new hires to the required standard.
  2. To deputise for the Ink Laboratory supervisor when required to do so.
  3. To represent the Company image as being one of high integrity at all times when representing the Company both internally and externally and behave in a manner both on and off duty befitting the Company image and standards.
  4. To be an active participant and contributor in process improvement and root cause analysis problem solving.
  5. Maintain SQDC boards.
  6. Implementation and adherence to the agreed manufacturing plan and ability to make recommendations for potential changes that can improve efficiency.
  7. Any other duties which can reasonably be expected of the post holder given their knowledge, skills and experience.


This position description is not an exhaustive list of duties but in intended to give a general indication of work undertaken and will vary in the light of changing demands within the department.  Substantive changes in the range of work will be carried out on consultation with the post holder.

Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

  1. A minimum of 1 years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment.


Preferred Experience

  1. Experience of working in ink manufacturing industry.
  2. Experience of working with chemicals/COSHH.
  3. Experience of the lean manufacturing process.


  1. Ability to understand chemical names and functions
  2. Strong mathematics/numeracy capability
  3. Ability to meet deadlines
  4. Operate with accuracy and attention to detail
  5. Excellent communication skills
  6. Experience of working in a team environment


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:  31017
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations


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