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Job Title:  Process Operator

Req ID:  32738
Job Category:  Processing Operations

Tullamore, OY, IE, Tullamore


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 the day to day materials movement and process monitoring duties associated with the steriliser system across the EO process.


  1. Receives customer batches for processing, performs quantity and quality verification checks on the batches and completes associated receipt records.
  2. Appropriately labels all pallets of customer product denoting the disposition of same as it moves through the process.
  3. Makes up BI controls and places on to customer product loads as per specifications.
  4. Secures loads in preparation for processing, transport loads safely throughout process.
  5. Initiates pre-programmed steriliser cycles, having verified their correctness. Ensures monitoring equipment, e.g. chart recorders and printers are always on-line and containing sufficient feed-paper prior to commencing a cycle.
  6. Carries out half hourly line checks to verify conformance to specification and checks process alarms.
  7. Documents all stages of process as per company SOPs and other procedures.
  8. Retrieves BI controls and any samples from the load post-processing. Verifies correct number of BIs retrieved as was placed.  Stores BI correctly awaiting laboratory testing.
  9. As required performs routine preventative maintenance, cleaning, calibration and assists with validations on the process and associated equipment.

Duties - cont'd

  1. Co-operates and assists with environmental and personnel monitoring of EtO and attends regular medical examinations when required, including blood/urine analyses and other appropriate diagnostic tests.
  2. Co-operates and assists with any external contractors on site.
  3. At all times performs all tasks with due recognition of safety and environmental risks.  In particular, adheres to all policies and procedures in relation to EtO.  Maintains and wears, as required, protective clothing and equipment.
  4. Has specific and general responsibilities and authority in respect of the Quality System.
  • Maintains accurate and sufficiently detailed records of process activities performed.
  • Upholds relevant quality standards as set out in the controlled SOP’s and other controlled procedures and work instructions.
  • Attends training sessions relevant to the process operator function.
  • Has authority to delay or abort process cycles in specific situations such as an emergency situation.

Education Degree

Required Experience

Previous work experience, ideally in either a warehouse environment or a GMP manufacturing situation.  Reasonable aptitude and intelligence along with excellent personal health. Leaving Certificate level education. Responsible attitude and ability to get on with others required. Basic awareness of computer technology and mechanical aptitude desirable.


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.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Req ID:  32738
Job Category:  Processing Operations

Tullamore, OY, IE, Tullamore

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