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Job Title:  Validation Technician

Req ID:  24593
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

San Diego, CA, US, 92126


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

Join a company where the work you do makes a difference!  We are One Team with One Goal.  At STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies (AST), it’s our philosophy and our way of doing business.  Through a network of over 50 facilities globally, STERIS AST has been committed to providing contract sterilization services to the medical device, pharmaceutical, consumer, and industrial communities for over 40 years.  Our sterilization services ensure the safety of those who use these products, including our families, our friends, and ourselves.

If you are looking to join a collaborative and innovative team in an essential industry, apply for our Validation Technician position today!

What you will do with us:

You will be esponsible for the entire production validation process in the E-beam modality.  This includes Customer qualification of products and validation of the sterilization process in accordance with established procedures. You will work closely with the TechTeam or the Customer to assure the protocols are executed with care and are documented properly.  You will generate accurate records including protocols and reports evidencing completion of these activities.

Job duties include:

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.

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.    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.

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

10.    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.

11.    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. 


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

Education Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree in Science

You will be a great fit if you can:

  • Be dependable and reliable
  • Be a collaborative team player
  • Be attentive to detail

Reqiured Experience

  1. A minimum of one (1) year of experience in sterilization or related industry.
  2. Must successfully pass company Operator training program.
  3. Ability to effectively write and verbally communicate
  4. Ability to work independently under general guidelines and supervision.
  5. Effective interpersonal skills as demonstrated through prior management experience.
  6. Requires ability to navigate through defined computer screens.
  7. Above average organizing and analyzing skills and Level 2 math skills (four basic arithmetic functions in all units of measurement, decimals ratios, rates, percentages) to determine organizational, Customer and regulatory problems and formulate corrective action plans; attention to detail.
  8. Ability to adapt to changing duties and responsibilities.
  9. Normal hearing range sufficient to hear alarms, bells, horns, etc.

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 $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates 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:  24593
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

San Diego, CA, US, 92126

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