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Sterilization Equip Tech/Lead

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Date: Mar 10, 2023

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  28674  


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.


We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.


With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential.

Sterilization Equipment Technician Lead



The Sterilization Equipment Tech/Lead position is responsible for independently performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair, calibrate and maintain production and facility equipment in compliance with departmental procedures and regulatory requirements.



  • Independently performs highly diversified duties to install and maintain production machines and the plant facility’s equipment.
  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.
  • Perform simple machinist duties and responsibilities.
  • Perform trade skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, HVAC, troubleshooting and repair of production machines.
  • Read and interpret P&IDs, electrical schematics, equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and repairs.
  • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.
  • Perform regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment and plant facilities.
  • Update Maximo software for PM completion, inventory adjustment, asset management, etc.
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties.
  • Carry company pager/cell phone as required for on-call maintenance.
  • Responds to emergency call-ins 24 hours a day.
  • On-call, holiday and weekend work will be required as scheduled. Support 2-3 week Annual shutdown in Dec-Jan.
  • Works with hazardous chemicals, i.e. ethylene oxide, sulfuric acid, sodium hydroxide.
  • Complies with departmental procedures and various regulatory agencies, i.e. FDA, OSHA, EPA, NFPA.
  • Implements corrective and preventive actions. Write Corrective Maintenance documents and procedures.
  • Develops and provides technical guidance and training to others.
  • Performs documentation and regulatory recordkeeping responsibilities, some of which may be computerized.
  • Designs and builds special tools and instruments for use in the maintenance of equipment.  May oversee others in the design and building of tools and instruments.
  • Analyzes process information using process information management system.
  • Prepares proposals for expenditures on equipment repairs and replacements.
  • Assists with spare parts inventory including purchasing spare parts, equipment, and/or services; ordering parts; and tracking material and parts usage.
  • Complete assigned training as scheduled.
  • Performs scheduled calibrations in compliance with department procedures. 
  • Continues education as necessary to keep up advanced level of abilities as applicable technologies change.
  • Contributes to the review and maintenance of department procedures and documentation.
  • Coordinates and oversees outside contractor activities and ensure safe performance of work being done.
  • Ensure all outside contractors are pre-approved by EHS and trained to site safety requirements.
  • Maintain working areas in a clean and organized manner.
  • Attentive to sights and sounds of the work area and equipment to identify potential problems.
  • Use of personal protective equipment including supplied air respirator and Fall protection gear.
  • Operates forklift & scissor lift.







High school diploma or GED.



  • Minimum 5 years industrial maintenance/sterilization or equivalent experience.



Ability and desire to learn of a wide variety of disciplines including mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, chemical, electrical power, digital and analog electronics, and data communications. 

Demonstrated mechanical aptitude, diagnostic skills and troubleshooting abilities of mechanical and electrical systems.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to function independently and as part of a team.




General Labor Environment requirements include: use of personal protective equipment, reading, speaking, hearing, walking, bending, standing, stretching/reaching, hand/finger dexterity, climbing stairs/ladders and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds, or transporting up to 500 pounds via carts or mechanized equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.






Target Pay Range:  $27.00 to $34.00 - Hourly pay rate to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  7.0


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.

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