Job Title:  QC Laboratory Specialist

Req ID:  35875
Job Category:  Quality

Plymouth, MN, US, 55441


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

This position is responsible for performing quality inspection in accordance with the requirements for ISO, FDA QSR, and STERIS policies. This would include but is not limited to testing raw material, in-process, and finished goods using the various analytical instrumentation (i.e. HPLC, GC) and with supervision perform failure investigation.


Responsible for the following:

  1. Decontamination, cleaning, and sterilization of glassware and other containers
  2. Monitoring and maintenance of laboratory equipment including calibration
  3. Preparation of media and reagents
  4. Perform routine product and raw material testing of samples
  5. Perform product and raw material testing of samples
  6. Preparation of reagents, standard solutions, equipment for use, etc.
  7. Recognize and communicate unexpected results in a timely manner and completed Out of Specification forms (OOS), Non-conformance Reports (NCR) and Incoming Rejection Forms (IRs) for nonconforming or rejected materials
  8. Write and revise standard operating procedures (SOPs) under supervisor’s direction, using Quality software to change, submit and review documents
  9. Participate in Investigations (complaints, failure, calibrations, equipment,  etc.)

Duties - cont'd

Education Degree

Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience

  • A Bachelor Science degree in the science field with chemistry and math preferred  
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strict deadlines
  • Empowerment:  Make recommendations on improvements to test methods and procedures

  • Decision Making:  Make decisions on experimental steps and data analysis within defined parameters and guidelines.

  • Problem Solving Authority: Recognize and communicates unexpected experimental results, Interpret data with direction.


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:  35875
Job Category:  Quality

Plymouth, MN, US, 55441

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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