Lab Operations Specialist in Plymouth MN

Full-time @Steris in Engineering , in Healthcare , in Laboratory , in Medical Device , in Operations , in Operations Manager , in R&D Engineer , in Science , in Surgery
  • Plymouth, MN, US, 55447 View on Map
  • Apply Before : November 15, 2022

Job Description

Join Steris as Lab Operations Specialist in Plymouth Minnesota. At the Steris you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply Steris Processing Operations careers in Plymouth MN.


Position : Lab Operations Specialist

Job Category: Processing Operations

Work location : Plymouth, Minnesota

Job Segment : R&D Engineer, Laboratory, Operations Manager, Surgery, Medical Device, Engineering, Science, Operations, Healthcare



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
The R&D Laboratory Manager will be responsible for the maintenance and care of Cantel Medical’s R&D laboratory space, capital equipment library, and maintaining consumables stock within the Research and Development Laboratory.

This position reports to Director of Chemistry.

Take ownership of the physical laboratory space and common capital equipment within this space.
Drive a change of culture of sustained organization and cleanliness. 
Maintain a detailed tracking system for an extensive library of endoscopy equipment. This includes:

Monitoring and recording usage history of individual items. 
Ensuring equipment is kept in good working order.
Maintaining records on usage and repairs for all items.   

Manage and control the usage of our automated endoscope reprocessing equipment library.  This includes: 

Schedule, monitor, and record the usage of individual pieces of capital equipment. 
Conduct and document day-to-day maintenance of capital equipment. 
Ensuring regular service on capital equipment is performed and recorded.
Conduct and record repairs to equipment as needed. 

Manage the purchase of new capital equipment and capital infrastructure. 
Manage calibration activities of test-measure equipment. 
Manage the maintenance/repair/upgrade of critical laboratory infrastructure including air/gas, water, and electrical systems.


Education Degree
Associate’s DegreeExperience
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Qualifications:

3+ years working in an accredited laboratory (ISO, A2LA, CLIA, etc) or 4+ years working in an R&D space.  
Bachelors with 3-5 years and relevant work experience or Associates with 7-10 years of experience and relevant work experience.  
Strong desire to drive a culture cleanliness.
Demonstrated organizational skills.
Strong ability to maintain detailed records.
Communication skills.
Desire to perpetuate a culture of safety. 
Ability to work with a diverse team.

Preferred Qualifications:

US Military veteran. 
Bachelor’s degree in a technical field: Chemistry, Engineering, or Biology. 
3-5 years managing capital equipment in a R&D setting.
3-5 year of experience working in at a medical device company.  
Previous work experience in a LEAN working environment. 
Experience working with endoscopy equipment. 
Knowledge of automated endoscope reprocessing equipment.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position will have no direct reports. 




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.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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