BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Sterilization Operator in Sumter, South Carolina

Job Description Summary

Job Description

P osition D escription

JOB SUMMARY (Briefly describe the job’s primary purpose or contribution to the department or organization)

Operates and maintains the sterilizer according to company policies and regulatory guidelines. Assist in the establishment of procedures and practices. Assist in product material handling, segregation and distribution.


Conducts routine safety and operational checks on the sterilizer and facility. Oversees the compliance of safety requirements by visitors and non- departmental personnel.

Practices safe and efficient operation of sterilizer and related equipment, robotic palletizer, stretch wrap equipment system, internal and external conveyors, loading and unloading equipment, and material handling equipment.

Perform preventive maintenance on all department equipment for safe and efficient operations. Provides technical

direction to Material Handlers for the performance of preventive maintenance and error recovery. Provides direct

supervision of all contract maintenance.

4. Diagnoses and corrects equipment malfunction, and proceed with the timely repair to ensure minimum downtime. Coordinates support for corrective maintenance with other departments ( i.e. Plant Maintenance, Engineering).

Responsible for maintaining all pertinent processing records and files such as material transfers, disposition of logs,

dosimetry and biological indicator loading data and dosimetry profiles, preventative maintenance schedules, purchase

requisitions, etc.

6. Practices established material handling and storage procedures in the pre-sterile area, and post sterile quarantine area.

Performs product scheduling activities.

7. Proficient in operation / maintenance of all types of radiation monitoring equipment, i.e., dosimeters, survey meters.

Requisitions supplies / parts to maintain facility. Maintains inventory of critical items.

9. Trains and oversees material handling staff.

10. Assists in training of Cobalt-60 Sterilization Operators.

11. Performs post-sterilization inspections as required. Insures QC verification of codification labeling is correctly


Maintain compliance with established government and company safety regulations, environmental, and emergency procedures and Quality System Requirements.

Performs special projects in the Sterilization department or other department as required.

All incumbents’ and potential candidates must agree to posting guidelines that accompany job posting.


1. Perform all duties as directed by Supervisor.

C ore C ompetency R equirements

COMPETENCIES: (Identify 5 or 6 that are key to this position)

Action Oriented

Organizational Agility

Business Acumen

Process Effectiveness

Continuous & Versatile Learning

Promotes An Inclusive Work Environment

Customer Focus

Strategic Agility

Dealing With Ambiguity

Talent Management

Developing Others


Drive for Results

We Accept Personal Responsibility

Influencing Others

We Always Seek To Improve


We Do What is Right

Leadership Courage

We Treat Each Other With Respect

Managing & Measuring


1. Education

Indicate education required/preferred:

Required Preferred

H.S. Diploma/G.E.D. (if hired after 6/1/00) Internal transfers exempted

Vocational/Technical School (Curriculum: _____________________________)

Associates Degree (Major: _________________________________)

BA/BS Degree (Major: )

Masters Degree (Major: ___________________________________)


Workkeys Skill Levels

Applied Math

Applied Technology

Locating Information


Reading for Information

Team Work

Required Entry Level







Note: An “X” means an assessment is not required for this position

3. Experience and Knowledge

Indicate the minimum level of experience required

No related experience required

Type of Experience

6 months

Minimum of 1 year

Minimum of 2 years

Minimum of 3 years

Other _______ years

Fully describe the type of knowledge, skills, or abilities required: (e.g. tools, equipment, hardware or software).

1. Must possess effective communication skills to direct other and for training requirements.

2. Capable of trouble-shooting and repair of pneumatic, hydraulic and mechanical equipment.

Ability to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot automated equipment

4. Certifications

Certification or licensure required or preferred:

Required Preferred

Certification (______________________________________)

Licensure (Forklift)

Supervisory Responsibility

No Supervision of others

May be required to take a leading role, such as assigning activities to other associates who perform work that is similar or closely related to this position (less than 50% of the time)

Regularly required to take a leading role, such as assigning activities to other associates who perform work that is similar or closely related to this position (50% or more of the time)

Provides leadership, direction, and supervision for non-exempt associates, including writing performance reviews

Provides leadership, direction, and supervision for non-exempt and/or exempt associates, including writing performance reviews

6. Computer Skills Required for Position


MS PowerPoint

MS Outlook

MS Excel

MS Word

MS Access

Other:Computer literacy

7. Computer Access Required for Position



MS Outlook

Other: _________________________________________

T raining R equirements

1. On-the-job Training Period

A. Upon placement into position, associate can expect to receive the following amount of training provided by a qualified trainer:

6 weeks 3 months 6 months 9 months other: ___________________

B. After training period is complete, additional learning will take place. List theexpectedperiod of time for an associate to be considered proficient in this position:

6 months 12 months 18 months 24 months Other (Specify: ______ months)

QSR/PPE R equirements:


Beard Cover

Gloves (Type __________________)


Hair Net


Safety Glasses

Safety Shoes (steel toe)

Sleeves (cut resistant)

Sleeves (heat resistant)

Smock (for product safety)

Other: ____________________________________



Are there particular working conditions associated with this position that should be noted (i.e., working environment, hours of work, travel, workspace, etc.)? Yes No

If yes, please explain:

Must be willing to work different shifts as required to fill vacancies of other Sterilization Operators.

Travel required to Canada for radiation training.

Check physical demands that apply below:


Describe Job Duties that require the physical

demands indicated below






a. Standing



b. Lifting up to _50_lbs.

Carrying up to _50_lbs.

Pushing up to _50_lbs.

Pulling up to _50_lbs.

Evaluating equipment & forklift operation

Checking lots for verification

Processing documentation & dosimeter results

Repair equipment inside/out the Irradiator

Repair equipment inside/out the Irradiator

Repair equipment inside/out the Irradiator

Repair equipment inside/out the Irradiator



Repair equipment inside/out the Irradiator

Repair equipment inside/out the Irradiator






Verification of lot # & quantities

Verification of lot # & quantities

Verification of lot # & quantities



Manual Dexterity

Equipment repair and document retrieval

Equipment repair and document retrieval

Data entry and dosimeter reading



Interaction/instruction with others

Interaction/instruction with others

Vision Requirements

Depth Perception

Color Vision

Job performance, awareness, & forklift operation

Forklift operation

Document distribution and product I.D.

Primary Work LocationUSA SC - Sumter

Additional Locations

Work Shift

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status