Sterilizer Technician - Night Shift

Now offering a $2,000 New Hire Sign-On Bonus!

Shift Details: 7pm-7am - 2 on 2 off / Alt Weekends (D-Crew Nights)

Anticipated hourly range: $21.60 per hour - $32.80 per hour based on experience (includes shift differential)

Bonus eligible: No

Benefits: Cardinal Health offers a wide variety of benefits and programs to support health and well-being.

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Paid time off plan
  • Health savings account (HSA)
  • 401k savings plan
  • Access to wages before pay day with myFlexPay
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage
  • Work-Life resources
  • Paid parental leave
  • Healthy lifestyle programs

Application window anticipated to close: 07/26/2024 *If interested in opportunity, please submit application as soon as possible.

The hourly range listed is an estimate. Pay at Cardinal Health is determined by multiple factors including, but not limited to, a candidate’s geographical location, relevant education, experience and skills and an evaluation of internal pay equity.

What Product Test & Calibration contributes to Cardinal Health

Manufacturing is responsible for cost of production and maintenance activities including process improvement, supply chain management, quality assurance, employee safety and engagement, and environmental commitment.

Product Test & Calibration sets up, aligns, monitors, and/or calibrates production equipment. Assists and may perform maintenance on machines and cleans up minor chemical spills in assigned area as well as glassware, ovens, and other equipment.

Job Summary  

The Sterilizer Technician is responsible for performing minor maintenance on irradiator and its support equipment, loading, unloading and transporting material, analyzing dosimeters and monitoring sterilizer operation.


  • Perform minor maintenance on equipment; involving mechanical, electrical and pneumatic systems.
  • Place, retrieve and read dosimeters in product being sterilized – operate a spectrophotometer and thickness gauge, record data, perform daily calibrations.
  • Perform routine radiation monitoring in and around the facility.
  • Coordinate staging, irradiation, quarantine and release of product, fill out necessary paperwork.
  • Operate forklift to stage pallets of product; load product cartons into tote boxes for sterilization, unload and palletize product cartons after sterilization, count and verify quantity of product sterilized.
  • Load, unload, transport and palletize product.
  • Assign film badges and dosimeters – read and maintain records of radiation exposure for all individuals entering restricted areas.
  • Serve as a member of the telephone response team in case of mechanism failure.
  • Check to ensure all scheduled testing is completed (monitoring, calibration, leak testing, etc.).
  • Comply with statutory responsibility under the national/federal regulations - take reasonable care of your own health, safety and welfare along with teammates that may be affected by your acts at work.
  • Follow established EH&S procedures and policies and encourage teammates to follow them.
  • Participate in EH&S activities such as: root cause analysis, finding solutions, implementing improvements, inspections, and meetings.
  • Complete and remain up to date on required EH&S training.
  • Follow all ISO 13485, GMP, OSHA and plant/corporate standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Observe all safety precautions and regulations at all times in all areas where duties are performed.
  • Report all safety incidents, hazards, and potential unsafe working conditions.


  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent, or equivalent work experience, preferred
  • 1+ year experience in related field preferred
  • Willing to get state certified to operate Sterilization machine after hire
  • Willing to get forklift certified after hire
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Ability to bend, reach, stoop, lift and stand for entire shift
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team player – ability to work independently and with a team to accomplish goals

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies knowledge and company policies to complete a variety of tasks
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of jobs outside area of responsibility
  • Maintains appropriate licenses, training and certifications
  • Works on assignments that are moderately difficult requiring judgment in resolving issues
  • May assist in recommendation of processes on new assignments
  • Adheres to all quality guidelines
  • Works with limited supervision
  • Work occasionally involves review of output by work lead or supervisor
  • May provide general guidance or technical assistance to less experienced team members

Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.