Job Title:  Calibration Technician I

Req ID:  43711
Job Category:  Processing Operations

Libertyville, IL, US, 60048


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.

About Us:

At STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies (AST), We are One Team with One Goal.  Through a network of nearly 60 facilities globally, STERIS AST has been committed to patient safety by providing contract sterilization services to the medical device, pharmaceutical, consumer, and industrial communities for over 50 years.  Our sterilization services ensure the safety of those who use these products, including our families, our friends, and ourselves.

The hourly rate is $24.00/hr. Annual merit bonus and incentive plans are also offered. This position works Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:30pm. 

Position Summary

The Calibration/Maintenance Technician I performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and calibration activities on facility equipment. Performs testing, monitoring and certification activities. Supports documentation and data entry in calibration/maintenance system, maintains records, and communicates results.

What you will do with us:

1.    Performs scheduled and unscheduled (i.e., equipment failures) maintenance and calibration activities on facility equipment (e.g., water systems, room pressures, etc.). Schedules third party service providers as necessary to ensure services are completed in compliance and in concert with production schedules and due dates. 

  •  Investigates equipment failures, reviews checklist of potential problems, determines root cause, implements solutions (e.g., order new parts, etc.), orders quality investigation, etc.
  •  Calibrates equipment to ensure measurement is within tolerance (i.e., measures and assesses against tolerance). 
  • Coordinates the repair of equipment to meet requirements of internal and external customers. 

2.    Documents maintenance and calibration work completed, writes reports, places work orders for quality investigations, and communicates results. Updates and maintains company calibration/maintenance quality system. 
3.    Conducts and evaluates data trending of test results and tracks data in Excel spreadsheet.

  • Calculates averages, standard deviations, and tolerances in Excel.

4.    Researches and reviews available equipment or improvements, service options, or replacement justifications.  
5.    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.

Education Degree

  • Vocational/Technical
  • High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

1.    Minimum 4 years experience with a HS diploma or GED
2.    No experience required with a Vocation/Technical degree

You will be a great fit if you have:

1.    Skill in performing mechanical operations using tools and equipment.
2.    Skill in oral communication and comprehension. 
3.    Skill in performing basic computer operations using Microsoft Word and Excel.
4.    Skill in organizing, planning, and prioritizing tasks. 
5.    Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations related to calibration (i.e., tolerances, averages, and standard deviations).
6.    Skill in prioritizing the adherence to safety protocol at all times and monitoring self and environment for potential hazards. 
7.    Skill in time management.
8.    Ability to attend to details with a strong focus on accuracy. 
9.    Ability to complete forms and other documentation. 
10.   Ability to learn technical knowledge. 
11.   Ability to monitor self and environment to make improvements or take corrective action.
12.    Ability to read and comprehend rules, schedules, procedures, and instructions. 
13.    Ability to adapt to changing requirements or work environment. 
14.    Ability to work well in a team environment to support the work of others. 
15.    Ability to work autonomously. 
16.    Ability to work in a regulated environment that requires strict adherence to company policies and procedures.
17.    Work Styles: Attention to Detail, Conscientiousness

Reasons you'll love working here:

This is an opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS wouldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people, who take true pride in their work. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding employees for their hard work. We do this by providing competitive base salary plus bonus (as applicable), comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, paid PTO and holidays, 401K with company match.


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.

Req ID:  43711
Job Category:  Processing Operations

Libertyville, IL, US, 60048

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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