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Job Title:  Operator

Req ID:  16162
Job Category:  Processing Operations
Country/Region:  GB
State:  LIN
City:  Lincoln
Zip:  LN2 5QY

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.


At STERIS Instrument Management Services (IMS) we are the trusted experts in surgical instrument sterilisation, offering both on and off-site reprocessing alongside reliable instrument maintenance solutions, ensuring our Customers’ reusable inventory can and is used reliably time and time again. Our teams are vital to the success of the business, through their knowledge, expertise and dedication we have created a supportive, nurturing culture which rewards hard work and dedication and ensures that we consistently provide the best quality services and products to our Customers.

Position Summary

Provides on-site support for the reprocessing of surgical instruments and trays to contracted facilities in compliance with the Department of Health, TJC, OSHA, CDC, AAMI and AORN standards and facilities goals and policies. Position level will be determined by previous job related experience, performance and certification requirements. 

  • Operates all mechanical machinery; cart washers, instrument washers, steam sterilizers, low temp sterilizers, ultrasonic and drying cabinets, within sterile processing. 
  • Uses established policies and procedures to complete work assignments 
  • Learns and trains in all areas of sterile processing including decontamination, cleaning, assembly, wrapping, sterilization, and storage processes within all set professional standards and regulations. 
  • Able to perform assembly on basic instrument trays. 
  • Refers all decisions beyond personal scope of responsibilities to IMS leadership. 
  • Reports broken instrumentation. 
  • Supports and adheres to IMS policies and procedures. 
  • Participates in in-services and educational offerings provided by IMS in the facility.
Duties - cont'd

•    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.

Required Experience
  •  0-1 years SPD experience

Computer Skills                    

  • Basic computer skills and aptitude. 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations  

  • Ability to obtain certification in sterile processing/central sterile via CBSPD or IAHCSMM within 12 months of hire strongly preferred. 

Other Skills and Abilities                    

  • Medical instrument knowledge.  Knowledge of sterilization and processing equipment.   

Other Qualifications                    

  • Ability to work daily in a fast-paced, high pressure Healthcare Service environment. 

Physical Demands  

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk, see and hear.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, push and/or pull up to 300 pounds on a cart or carriage.
More Information

For more information about us, please visit our STERIS IMS website: https://www.steris-ims.co.uk/.


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.  

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