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Job Title:  Validation Technician I

Req ID:  34605
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Ontario, CA, US, 91761


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 targeted hourly pay rate based on qualifications and experience for the Validation Technician I position is between $25 to $28 per hour.   Annual merit, bonus and incentive plans are also offered  This position works a day shift, Monday through Friday; 7:00am to 3:30pm and may have overtime potential based on business needs.

What you will do with us:

Validation Technicians are responsible for the entire production validation process at their modalities.  This includes Customer qualification of products and validation of the sterilization process in accordance with established procedures. They work closely with the TechTeam or the Customer to assure the protocols are executed with care and are documented properly.  Generates accurate records including protocols and reports evidencing completion of these activities.

Essential Job Functions
Operational Excellence (100%)

1.    Maintains proper function of data collection devices used in validations and qualifications per procedure requirements.

2.    Executes instrument calibrations per established procedures.

3.    Executes Customer validations for routine production processing and those for dose audits or engineering studies.  Generates study documentation.  Supports processing of Customer experimental samples including dose audits. 

4.    Executes product validations as scheduled.

5.    Operates processing vessels, irradiators and/or electron beam equipment on Customer product as applicable.

6.    Ensures processes are maintained in a validated state by executing revalidations following changes as well as performing periodic verifications.

7.    Investigates unexpected test results and proposes solutions to process deviations and Customer complaints.  Supports updates to procedures related to their responsibilities.

8.    As required by modality generate protocol, analyze, format data and reports.

9.    Contributes to safe and accurate processing by notifying Manager of any event, item or documentation that may have a concern in regard to regulatory or specification compliance, Customer product quality, or employee safety.

10.    Assists in the performance and adherence to ISO requirements. 

11.    Strives for continuous improvement by analyzing new or alternative ways to improve operations; incorporates recommendations into analysis; responds to audit activities in a constructive manner and uses findings to improve operations where possible.

12.    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. 


Preferred Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

How you will learn your role:

Review work instructions along with vital policies and procedures 

Take part in on-the-job training, overseen by your Hiring Manager 

Demonstrate ability to meet the requirements of the job 

You will be a great fit if you can:

Be dependable and reliable 

Be a collaborative team player 

Be attentive to detail 


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 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:  34605
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Ontario, CA, US, 91761

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Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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