The QA Sterilization Engineer position is located at BD Operations in Covington, Georgia.
The Sterilization Engineer is responsible for compliance for the Quality programs within Regional Sterilization to meet the Corporate and Industry standards for quality system requirements in sterilization processing.
• Must possess the ability to schedule activities and work independently. • Must be detailed oriented. • Must possess knowledge about the physical, chemical, and biological sciences. • Must understand impact of environmental control, packaging, and manufacturing process on sterility assurance. • Thorough understanding of EO sterilization/validation requirements. • Must understand government regulated environment and quality systems. • Knowledge of hazardous chemical handling. Proficient in the use of a personal computer with intermediate level of keyboarding skills with knowledge of Statgraphics and Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access. • Strong interpersonal skills required in the areas of verbal and written communications, customer focus, professionalism, telephone courtesy, influencing, and team building.
Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as algebra, calculus, and statistics.
Possess strong decision making skills. Ability to effectively manage day to day decisions concerning sterilization projects. Ability to interpret and implement internal, domestic, and international guidelines within the limits of the organization. Judgment is crucial. Determining what is absolutely necessary and ensuring compliance with limited parameters is imperative. Decisions are made frequently on new or modified products and/or processes.
A high level of initiative is required. Day-to-day decisions about projects and validation programs are made frequently. Position may interface with internal and other division employees, contractors, and regulatory agencies.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Must have the ability to lift occasionally at least 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.
This position works in a normal office environment. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.
Occasionally, the employee will be in hot and humid conditions, near moving mechanical parts, work in high precarious places, or have the potential to be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.