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Job Title:  QC Laboratory Lead

Req ID:  35747
Job Category:  Quality

Mentor, OH, US, 44060


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

Responsible for leading quality control initiatives with minimal supervision including second sourcing, developing test methods and troubleshooting lab and product issues. The lead directs work of individuals.  


  • Assist with developing test methodologies and procedures 
  • Assists / trains Lab Techs and Specialist 
  • Works with QS on internal and external audits and audit training 
  • Assists with developing and validating methods  
  • Assists with directing work of lab employees
  • In supervisor’s absence will manage day to day operations including, scheduling, submit requisition to obtain lab supplies, and reviewing documentation 
  • Operate instruments in the laboratory
  • Perform audits of the lines while product is in progress
  • Promote laboratory safety
  • Effectively communicate with peers, management, and manufacturing personnel

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree – biology, chemistry or related technical field 
  • 6 years experience in a regulated industry (i.e. FDA/ISO 13485) 
  • 14 years of experience in a regulated industry will be considered in lieu of a bachelor's degree.
  • Knowledge of standard quality tools such as FMEA (Failure Modes Effect Analysis), Root Cause Analysis, and Statistics. 
  • Leadership experience. The following leadership skills are required: taking the initiative, initiating action, promoting teamwork, championing ideas, taking appropriate risks, translating ideas into specific tasks, gaining confidence and trust of others. 


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:  35747
Job Category:  Quality

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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