Material Handler B/Sterilization Operator




Broken Bow, NE


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Green Nights

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We are the makers of possible 

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world. Advancing the world of health™ is our Purpose, and it’s no small feat. It takes the imagination and passion of all of us—from design and engineering to the manufacturing and marketing of our billions of MedTech products per year—to look at the impossible and find transformative solutions that turn dreams into possibilities. 

We believe that the human element, across our global teams, is what allows us to continually evolve. Join us and discover an environment in which you’ll be supported to learn, grow and become your best self. Become a maker of possible with us. 

Functions 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.

  • 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.

  • Shift: Green Night

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.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED

For certain roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

Why Join Us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that encourages you to bring your authentic self to work. It’s also a place where we help each other be great, we do what’s right, we hold each other accountable, and learn and improve every day.  

To find purpose in the possibilities, we need people who can see the bigger picture, who understand the human story that underpins everything we do. We welcome people with the imagination and drive to help us reinvent the future of health. At BD, you’ll discover a culture in which you can learn, grow, and thrive. And find satisfaction in doing your part to make the world a better place.  

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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

Additional Locations

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