C. R. Bard, Inc.

  • Sterilization Operator - Covington, GA

    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/20/2018 12:17 PM)
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    Bard Medical
  • Overview

    The Sterilization Operator position is located at BD Bard Operations site in Covington, Georgia.

    Summary of Position with General Responsibilities

    This position assists the Team Leader in operating the sterilization process to ensure quality processing.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Performs backup Team Leader responsibilities, as required.
    • Operates the sterilization process and ancillary equipment.
    • Moves material through all steps of the sterilization process.
    • Operates material handling equipment.
    • Documents all steps in the sterilization process in accordance with established procedures.
    • Must be able to perform all functions as defined in the Warehouse Spore Placer Job Description.
    • Additionally, in absence of QA technician is trained to perform post sterile inspection.
    • Initiates maintenance work orders, when applicable.
    • Maintains plant facilities and equipment through “user level” preventative maintenance as defined by procedure(s).
    • Participates in safety team, audit activities and operational process improvements.
    • Essential resource for training of other sterilization personnel (i.e. Sterilization Operators).
    • Performs chemical receipt into Sterilization.
    • Monitors chemical inventory of nitrogen and ethylene oxide.
    • Connection / disconnection of hazardous chemicals to process equipment (i.e. ethylene oxide).
    • Assists with various monthly reports for purpose of tracking departmental performance.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Able to operate material handling equipment.
    • Able to prioritize tasks and workflow.
    • Planning will take into account assets (time, equipment, and product) available.
    • Proficient in the use of a personal computer with intermediate level of keyboarding skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel.
    • Strong interpersonal skills required in the areas of verbal and written communications, service to internal customers, telephone courtesy, and professionalism.
    • Two to 4 years of experience in the operation of material handling equipment and inventory management is desirable.

    Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge


    • Must have good oral and written communication skills, to read and comprehend simple instructions in basic English and write short correspondence / memos.


    • Must be able to perform basic mathematical computations and apply to various operational tasks.


    • Must be a self-starter.
    • Position requires good logic, reasoning ability, ability to define problems and find logical solutions.
    • Able to apply policies and procedures to work situations and use judgment in selecting appropriate actions.
    • Significant deviations from established policies and procedures will be referred to management and / or Team Leader

    Education and/or Experience

    Minimum high school diploma or GED equivalent, with preferably some technical or college education.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms and lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Employee is required to meet with other personnel in other areas of building. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Employee must not have any facial hair that interferes with a protective MSA mask. Must be free of any health condition that would prohibit assignments to an ethylene oxide related area.

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. During the performance of this job, the employee may be in hot and humid locations, near moving mechanical parts, high places, risk of electrical shock, work with explosive gas, toxic and caustic chemicals, or experience loud noise (maintenance shop, forklift equipment, and construction). Must be able to work “off” hours with minimal supervision, as required.

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