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Job Title:  Supervisor, Quality Control Laboratory

Req ID:  22464
Job Category:  Quality
Country/Region:  US
State:  MO
City:  St. Louis
Zip:  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

STERIS is a growing, dynamic organization that helps our customers create a safer and healthier world. We are looking for an experienced Quality Control Supervisor in St. Louis, MO to join us in our mission.

The Supervisor is responsible for all aspects of laboratory quality control within the organization including receiving, in-process, finished goods testing, scheduling resources, defining solutions to improve compliance, and provide key input to senior management on compliance in accordance with the requirements for ISO, FDA QSR, and STERIS policies. You will also lead, manage and train a team of about fifteen quality control technicians and specialists within the lab. 

What you will do

  • You will supervise laboratory activities to ensure all products are tested in accordance with company policy and Good Laboratory Practices.
  • Your team will support new product development projects and you will complete all tasks related to the laboratory.
  • The supervisor also serves as a contact point for outside vendors, consultants and auditors.
  • You will assist with developing test methodologies and processes and trainsLab Techs and Specialists.
  • This person will work with Quality Systems on internal and external audits and audit training.
  • And assist with developing and validating methods 

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required. Major in Chemistry highly preferred. Biology, Microbiology or other related discipline will be considered. 
  • Minimum eight (8) years relevant lab testing in a regulated industry (i.e. FDA/ISO13485) required including two (2) years of supervisory / leadership experience.
  • Knowledge of standard quality tools such as FMEA (Failure Modes Effect Analysis), Root Cause Analysis, and Statistics.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strict deadlines
  • Experience providing recommendations on improvements to test methods and procedures
  • Ability to make decisions on experimental steps and data analysis within defined parameters and guidelines.
  • Experience recognizing and communicating unexpected experimental results to the supervisor, interpreting data with minimal direction, participating in defining next step with supervisor, and retrieve information from scientific literature

What STERIS Offers

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, holidays, matching 401(k), annual merit, and incentive plans.  Join us and help write our next chapter.



STERIS plc is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with more than 12,000 employees worldwide.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Nearest Major Market: St Louis

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