Job Description: Summary
Act as a licensed irradiation operator in the absence of the Sterilization operator. Otherwise loads non-sterile product into carriers for sterilization and unloads sterile product to maintain a constant flow of product through the sterilizer.
The essential functions of this position include but are not limited to:
Unloads material from truck trailers, verifies count on the packing list.
Inspects for visual damage and notes on shipper.
Verifies catalog number, lot number and quantity of each lot. Loads run information into HMI screen in either automatic or manual mode. Verifies all information on HMI matches run record.
Functions Loads product by lot into sterilization carriers.
Follows instructions on the Run Sheet and adheres to the correct carrier drawing for each product.
Verifies timer changes are entered into system correctly.
Unloads sterile product to maintain a constant flow of product through the sterilization process.
Places product in gravity racks and tracks location on white board.
Monitors palletizer, robots, stretch wrap, metal detector, and labeler.
Matches the Run Sheet pallet tracers and product count to assure correct items are accounted for.
Loads product on trailers as specified on load sheets.
Moves Trailers in and out when necessary. Inspects trailers and properly completes trailer inspection form.
The essential job functions in the absence of the Sterilization Operator:
Practices safe and efficient operation of the Sterilizer and all internal and external conveyors, loading and unloading equipment.
Assists in the establishment and updates of procedures and practices associated with the Sterilizer.
Follows all appropriate Company policies while operating or performing maintenance on the irradiator.
Performs mechanical, electrical and pneumatic installations, modifications, refurbishments, and repairs and preventative maintenance to all department equipment.
Troubleshoots sterilizer and external conveyor to locate mechanical, electrical and pneumatic malfunctions to ensure minimum of machine downtime.
Communicates with Microbiology on issues pertaining to timer settings, carrier drawings, and cycle traceability.
Maintains compliance with established government and Company safety regulations and emergency procedures.
Performs and maintains all processing records, shippers, Run Sheets, downtime records and dosimetry profiles.
Practices established material handling and storage procedures in pre-sterile, post sterile and Hold areas.
Maximizes the sterilization utilization by operating at the most efficient timer setting and scheduling product in the proper sequence.
Trains newly assigned Sterilization personnel on job functions. Schedules and irradiates special testing in the research loop as required by Microbiology.
Performs any other department functions as necessary to insure maximum machine efficiencies are maintained.
Maintains a clean, neat, and orderly work area at all times.
Other responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
Complies with all local, state, federal and BD safety regulations, policies/procedures.
Complies with all local BD quality policies/procedures/practices through consistent application of sound Quality Assurance principles.
Performs other job related duties as assigned.
Observes all safety, environmental and quality system standards.
All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
High school education required, must be able to count accurately.
Experience of a mechanical or electrical nature helpful. Must demonstrate leadership ability and be able to work with Supervision and co-workers.
Be qualified to relate the team concept to the other crew members. Must be oriented in Plant Good Manufacturing Practices.
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds occasionally, or 25 to 50 pounds frequently, or 10 to 20 pounds constantly. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
Ability to read, write and understand English. Capable of analyzing information on a CRT or on computer printouts, all non-repetitive in nature.
Ability to operate and repair all equipment in Department 336, including the use of a computer keyboard and any type of forklift, slip sheet, and pallet mover. Must be a licensed forklift operator.
The worker is exposed to below 0 degrees to in excess of 100 degrees. Ninety percent of the work day this position is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
In the absence of the Sterilization Operator, the Material Handler "B"/Sterilization Operator has limited supervision over Material Handler "B".
Must qualify for licensing by the State of Nebraska, Department of Health, Division of Radiological Health after the completion of the training program conducted by the plant Radiation Safety Officer.
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, or any other protected status.
Primary Work Location
USA NE - Broken Bow
BD (Becton, Dickinson And Company)