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Job Title:  Validation Technician

Req ID:  16371
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations
Country:  US
State:  PA
City:  Saxonburg
Zip:  16056

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

Performs validations, qualifications, calibrations and verifications.  This includes qualification of Customer products, validation of the radiation process and calibration of laboratory instrumentation.  Generates accurate records including protocols and reports evidencing completion of these activities.


Essential Job Functions


  1. Contributes to the accurate and safe processing capability of the company by coordinating, scheduling and executing all Customer validations and dose mappings; calibrates and maintains proper function of data collection devices used in validations and qualifications. 
  2. Ensures radiation processes are maintained in a validated state by executing revalidations following changes as well as performing periodic verifications. 
  3. Investigates unexpected test results and proposes solutions to process deviations and Customer complaints.  Supports updates to procedures related to their responsibilities. 
  4. Assists plant management in training operations employees in performing process procedures.  May provide guidance to Irradiator Operators and Material Handlers. May assist operations as required to ensure the timely movement of product. 
  5. Assists in the performance and adherence to ISO 11137 requirements as directed by the Principal Scientist – Radiation Technology. 
  6. Strives for continuous improvement by analyzing new or alternative ways to improve operations; incorporates staff recommendations into analysis; responds to audit activities in a constructive manner and uses findings to improve operations where possible.
Duties - cont'd

7.  Contributes in a team effort by performing according to the guidelines outlined in the STERIS Code of Business Conduct, and other directives; supports the directives and decisions of higher level management and accomplishes other duties as assigned.


8.  Issues monitoring devices in hazard areas as required by safety rules and laws.

9.  Supports the STERIS AST business imperatives of Growth, Operational Excellence, Leadership Excellence and Customer Focus, by acting with integrity, treating everyone with mutual respect, exhibiting a genuine commitment to the success of all employees, and delivering satisfaction to our Customers through teamwork, innovation and continuous improvement; this will be accomplished while acting safely and is defined as "The STERIS Way." 

  • 10.       Exhibits a commitment to the STERIS AST shared values of Customer Satisfaction and Continuous Improvement through ensuring defect-free workmanship, assisting others to meet the customer’s needs, searching for efficient and effective ways to reduce waste, being active and accountable for customer satisfaction, and satisfying the customer’s needs with a sense of urgency
Education Degree
  • Vocational/Technical
Required Experience
  1. A minimum of one (1) year of experience in sterilization or related industry.
  2. Ability to effectively write and verbally communicate in English.
  3. Ability to work independently under general guidelines and supervision.
  4. Effective interpersonal skills as demonstrated through prior management experience.
  5. Requires ability to navigate through defined computer screens.
  6. 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.
  7. Ability to adapt to changing duties and responsibilities.
  8. Normal hearing range sufficient to hear alarms, bells, horns, etc.


STERIS is a $2B+, 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.

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