Environmental Test Technician II

Medtronic Inc.
North Haven
Feb 03, 2018
Feb 11, 2018
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time


Your dedication to quality is important to our customers and, most importantly, to their patients. As an important member of Quality team for Surgical Innovations, you will provide guidance and implement strategies that drive product quality and continuous improvement. As a world leader in medical devices and solution you can belong to the engineering team involved in root cause analysis to deliver data that drives change. We will provide the tools to ensure products are manufactured in accordance to applicable industry standards, regulatory requirements, and customer requirements.

Continuous quality improvements are built into our "Quality Begins With Me" culture.

Do meaningful work, make a difference, and improve lives ? starting with your own.

A Day in the Life

The Environmental Test Technician II position is an entry level position whose major purpose is to support the North Haven Laboratory Services Environmental Group. This includes but is not limited to: bioburden testing, maintaining sterile laboratory supplies, glassware and instrument cleaning via laboratory dishwasher. The Environmental Test Technician II will also support sterilization cycle review and operate laboratory equipment, such as the autoclave. The North Haven Laboratory Services Department located in Connecticut directly supports manufacturing locations worldwide. The Environmental Technician II works both individually and as part of a team.


* Follow standard operating procedures (SOP's) and gain certification through on the job training from team leader.

* Perform bioburden testing.

* Perform product sterilization reviews on different sterilization cycles, from both in-house and contract sterilizers in Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

* Perform washroom duties, which entail emptying the contents of glassware, blenders, etc. of contents and to wash them via laboratory dishwasher.

* Daily maintenance of laboratory organization and cleaning in the wash room, stock room, and other laboratory areas.

* Utilize the autoclaves, and other equipment in the laboratory for the sterilization of instruments, glassware.

* Perform regular cleaning and maintenance of the laboratory incubators.

* Monitor, drain, and clean laboratory water baths.

* Catalog and dispose of scrap product and testing samples.

* Provide assistance to the other Environmental Specialists as needed.

MUST HAVE: Minimum Requirements

* High school diploma required.

* Minimum 2 years of previous wet lab work experience required.

* Proficiency with aseptic technique and pipetting. Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) required.

* Listening, Demonstrated Communication Skills (both written and verbal), Organization, Time Management, Planning Skills, Reliable and Responsible, Capable of Independently Working.


The Environmental Test Technician II position reports directly to the Senior Specialist, Environmental Group. The Environmental Technician II will have frequent contact with other Environmental Analysts and other specialists within the North Haven Laboratory Services Department. The work performed by the Environmental Test Technician II will directly affect both corporate, divisional, and plant functions in a work related capacity.


The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers.


Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We can accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations ? but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let's work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients' lives. Help us shape the future.

It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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