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Steris Laboratory Technician in United States

Laboratory Technician

Req ID: 40374

Job Category: Processing Operations

Swindon, SWD, GB, SN3 4TA


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 place where you can have an impact in helping create a healthier and safer world.

When you join STERIS, you can count on growing and thriving each day. It's what we do and how we do it that sets us apart.

And our story is still being written.

This role will have responsibility for day to day activities of the Microbiology Laboratory.

Laboratory personnel are free from any undue internal, external, commercial, financial and other pressures and influences, which may affect the quality of their work


  1. Responsibility for providing and maintaining service excellence to customers. Providing professionalism and courtesy at a high level.

  2. To ensure all work in the laboratory is carried out in compliance with the Health and Safety policies, ISO13485 (Current Revision), ISO17025 (Current Revision), EUGMP (Current Revision), accreditation requirements, internal procedures and in conjunction with the Senior Technicians and under the direction of the Laboratory Supervisor/ Management team

  3. Has specific and general responsibilities and authority in respect of the Quality System.

  • Maintains accurate and sufficiently detailed records of all quality tests performed.

  • Upholds relevant quality standards as set out in the controlled laboratory and QA procedures.

  • Performs other related quality duties as assigned.

  1. To assist in the day to day organisation of work in the microbiology unit, to meet departmental and customer needs.

  2. Cleaning and washing of Laboratory glassware. Preparation and sterilisation of Laboratory media.

  3. Performs microbiological techniques on customer product and other samples. Perform standard microbiological procedures and techniques, including, but not limited to: microbiological identifications, culture preparation and maintenance, LAL Endotoxin testing, bioburden, environmental, biological indicator (routine and validation), product inoculations and sterility testing.

  4. Operation and maintenance of the laboratory autoclave, water generation system, balances, heating mantles, stirrers, incubators, laminar flows,

cleanrooms, pH meter, vacuum pumps, filtration apparatus, monitoring systems, pipettes, thermometers, turbidimetric kinetic and gel clot equipment and other equipment used in carrying out duties.

  1. Responsible for organising the environmental monitoring program (including particle counting) and the checking of the environmental conditions within the laboratory. This will include customer visits.

  2. Cleaning of general laboratory, test rooms and cleanrooms.

  3. Disposal of lab waste generated in carrying out duties.

  4. Deal with all customer inquiries/complaints in a courteous, professional manner at all times.

  5. Responsible for stock control in conjunction with the other laboratory staff in a proactive manner.

  6. To ensure the laboratory is maintained in a clean and orderly condition.

  7. To attend such courses, and undergo such training, as is considered relevant.

  8. To be familiar with the micro work carried out in the Laboratory.

  9. To undertake any other such duties as may become necessary, and as may reasonably be expected, in the provision of the quality assured service.

Required Experience

Sound knowledge of general microbiology techniques a Technician position requires a minimum of 1 year laboratory experience or otherwise deemed appropriate competency

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.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Req ID: 40374

Job Category: Processing Operations

Swindon, SWD, GB, SN3 4TA

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