EO Analyst I

Steris Applied Sterilization Technologies

Junior industry position


Position Summary

Responsible for the activities related to EO operations including establishment of process parameters, program development, validations, cost reduction procedures, documentation and reporting as directed.  Ensures effective communication with Customers, contract laboratories and AST associates.



Consults with Customers and prospective Customers to establish process parameters for new products; develops new cycles for existing products to include applications for residue and cycle cost reduction; uses his/her thorough understanding of ANSI/AAMI methods to include ISO 11135 when representing the company or developing cycles or programs for Customers; uses his/her knowledge of medical device packaging and biological incubation procedural techniques when developing Customer programs and/or coordinating lab services.


Represents the Customer and coordinates the many separate increments of Customer services so that a high degree of quality and efficiency is maintained in processing the Customer’s products, paper, inquiries, etc.


Removes barriers that prevent the Customer, the plant, and the center from reaching common objectives.  Represents the company when dealing with contract lab services.


Assists in the development and maintenance of Customer protocols and testing procedures for the center.  If required, communicates changes to Customer specifications to both QA and production associates.


Coordinates with microbiology and physical test laboratories, different departments within the Customer’s company, other AST plants, consultants and others who require assistance so that the Customer and AST initiate product processing at the earliest possible date and maintain open communications.


Communicates with the site management daily to encourage the positive implementation of sound instructions, exchange of ideas, review of activities and paperwork and to initiate corrective actions as required.


Assists in programming and scheduling Customer loads through EO vessel 4 as prescribed by the Customer’s specifications and AST Standard Operating Procedures.


Coordinates with Customers to develop a schedule for the center’s vessel and communicates this information to EO departmental associates.


Maintains professional skills, knowledge and abilities by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications and participating in professional societies.


Communicates in an effective manner by utilizing accepted business practices in a courteous and professional manner providing timely and accurate responses and service oriented offers of assistance.


Exhibits a commitment to the AST shared values of Customer Satisfaction and Continuous Improvement through ensuring defect-free workmanship, assisting others to meet the Customer’s needs, searching for efficient and effective ways to reduce waste, being active and accountable for Customer satisfaction, and satisfying the Customer’s needs with a sense of urgency.


Contributes in a team effort by performing according to the guidelines outlined in the STERIS Code of Business Conduct, the GMP, Lean principles and other directives; supports the directives and decisions of higher level management and performs other duties as assigned.

Education Degree

Required Experience

In a numbered list, describe specific work experience requirements; include years of experience for each requirement:

A minimum of one (1) year experience in EO operations, engineering, and/or cycle development medical device or pharmaceutical industry with a working knowledge in lab functions as they relate to EO product procedures.

Ability to effectively read, write and verbally communicate in English.

Ability to work independently under general guidelines and supervision.

Requires computer literacy to include work processing, spreadsheet and software capabilities.

Effective interpersonal skills as demonstrated through prior experience.

Above average organizing, analyzing and Level 4 math skills (advanced algebra and/or calculus and/or statistics) to determine organizational, Customer and regulatory problems and formulate corrective action plans; attention to detail.

Ability to adapt to changing duties and responsibilities.

Ability to influence people in the opinions, attitude or judgements; to generalize, evaluate and make decisions in situations under stress.

work experience with a working knowledge of microbiology and/or chemistry preferred



STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Req ID:  15629

Job Segment: Medical, Microbiology, Engineer, Testing, Quality Assurance, Healthcare, Science, Engineering, Technology

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