Job Title:  Senior QC Laboratory Specialist - Day Shift

Req ID:  43236
Job Category:  Quality

Saint Louis, MO, US, 63133


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

The Senior QC Laboratory Specialist is responsible for assisting in administration of the quality functions at a site to assure adherence to ISO 9001, ISO 13485, MDSAP, FDA 21 CFR Part 820/211, EU MDR and other applicable regulatory standards.


This role is responsible for generating test methods, reports, and specifications for raw material, in-process, and finished goods in accordance with the requirements for ISO, FDA QSR, and STERIS policies. This would include but is not limited to: investigating failures, executing validation protocols, and troubleshooting calibrated equipment.   


What We Offer You

What We Offer You

The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our ultimate goal. We do this by providing:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Healthcare benefits 
  • Tuition assistance
  • Paid-time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Annual merit increases
  • Annual bonus


Join us and help write our next chapter.

What You Will Do

  • Performs product and raw material testing of samples.
  • Prepares of reagents, standard solutions, equipment for use, etc.
  • Recognizes and communicates 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.
  • Writes and revises standard operating procedures (SOPs) under supervisor’s direction, using Quality software to change, submit and review documents.
  • Assists in writing validation protocols and reports.
  • Supports and/or develops chemical testing procedures.
  • Supports and/or develops technical requirements for raw material specifications based on input from potential vendors, product development staff, and process engineering.
  • Coordinates Failure Investigations by designing and performing lab scale simulation of products made in the plant.
  • Troubleshoots & calibrates Lab equipment.
  • Maintains and orders lab supplies.
  • Assists and trains Lab Techs and Specialists

Education Degree

Bachelor's Degree

What Will Help You Be Successful

  • Minimum 4 years relevant lab testing in a regulated industry (i.e. FDA/ISO13485) required. Background in biology, chemistry or microbiology is ideal.
  • Knowledge of standard quality tools such as FMEA (Failure Modes Effect Analysis), Root Cause Analysis, and Statistics.




STERIS is a leading global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis on infection prevention.  WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare, life sciences and dental products and services. STERIS is a $5 billion, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 17,000 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:  43236
Job Category:  Quality

Saint Louis, MO, US, 63133

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