Job ID R-404170 Date posted 11/02/2021

Be part of something bigger at BD. Here, you’ll join a driven, agile engineering team working in a startup-like environment that has the backing and resources of a Fortune 500 company. In engineering, you could be involved in everything from operations, production and construction to information technology and maintenance environments, all while analyzing and developing solutions to further our engineering capabilities. You’ll use your talent and track record of solving complex problems to achieve one singular goal: advancing the world of health™. At BD, you can make a true difference of one.

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Reports directly to the Associate Director, Quality. Responsible for the administration and coordination of sterilization services per the technical direction of Global Sterility Assurance. Provides support to sterility assurance programs in accordance with established and approved specifications and procedures. Releases product for distribution upon certifying sterility results. Responsible for manages the irradiation sterilization and retention sample programs. Works with R&D, Engineering, Manufacturing, and the Microbiology Laboratory to develop appropriate sterility assurance testing criteria and procedures for new and current products.

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Be part of something bigger!

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.


  • Maintains monitoring and cycle development programs for the irradiation sterilization processes that stays in sync with procedures set forth by Global Sterility Assurance.
  • Develops and implements corrective action programs for deviations to sterilization specifications. Communicates sterilization process deviations that impact the Sterility Assurance Program to Microbiologist, Global Sterility Assurance, and Associate Director of Quality.
  • Monitors the operation of the Sterilization Department to ensure accurate dosimetry and maintenance of the integrity of the sterility assurance program in accordance with current sterilization and dosimetry standards.
  • Evaluates, along with Global Sterility Assurance, the required activities surrounding maintenance of validated state for Irradiator 116.
  • Collaborates with Microbiologist when planning and conducting sterilization process verification for new and modified medical devices.
  • Provides technical support to Microbiology Lab for protocols and specifications for requiring laboratory testing of new or modified medical devices to be sterilized and released for use.
  • Collaborates with Microbiologist to implement policies and procedures relating to product sterility or sterilization process control.
  • Reviews sterilization records for final release of product.
  • Prepares sterilization protocols and specifications for new or modified medical devices.
  • Functions as approver for validation protocols and reports for new or modified processes where microbiological control and sterility assurance is of significance.
  • Ensures the sterility assurance levels are maintained for finished products going into market.
  • Provides functional support to the Sterilization Department and project teams for the writing of protocols, data gathering, and data analysis associated with the Plant Sterilization Processing.
  • Responsible for calibration and verification of site dosimetry system to ensure efficient and accurate dosimetry recording and data.
  • Development and determination of product cycle time for maintenance and improvement of throughput.
  • Provides support during audits and may be called upon to participate in plant inspections relative to sterility assurance of the Quality Systems Regulations.
  • Maintains and supervises the site sample retention program for all irradiation sterilized products.
  • Conducts experimental projects and prepares gamma sterilization cost estimates as required.
  • Responsible for the integrity, maintenance, and replacement of all dosimetry system instrumentation and materials.
  • Performs other duties as required by the Associate Director of Quality.

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A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

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