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Requisition ID:  15182

Sterile Processing Technician

Job Summary

*Revised 9.23.21*

Provide sterile surgical instruments and hospital supplies used by the Purdue Veterinary Hospital (PVH) and associated clinics. Responsible for decontamination, inspection, assembly, packaging, sterilization, and distribution of surgical instruments, and supplies as needed for patient care. Collaborates with other members of the veterinary team to support and ensure optimal patient care is provided. Performs necessary work per manufacturer instructions to disassemble, clean, assemble, sterilize, store, and dispense/deliver/restock equipment and supplies according to prescribed procedure and aseptic techniques. Assist with the instruction of veterinary technology students during Central Supply lab rotation. Provide excellent customer service to staff and students. Participate in the receiving, distribution and inventory of manufactured supplies and equipment as needed. Will participate in on-call after hours and holiday rotation.

Purdue University offers a substantial benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days.


This posting may be filled at multiple levels (S1 or S2). The hiring manager will determine the job level based on the skills, experience, and qualifications of the selected candidate.


S1 requirements:

  • High School Diploma / GED
  • One year of sterile processing, medical, veterinary, or related experience (including clinicals during school)

S2 requirements:

  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Three years of sterile processing, medical, veterinary, or related experience (including clinicals during school)



  • Must obtain CRCST (Certified Registered Central Service Technician) certification within 12 months of hire date
  • Knowledge of basic math, fractions, decimals, and percent manipulations
  • Good communication skills, with the ability to follow verbal and written instructions in English
  • Ability to read and interpret technical manuals with reasonable mechanical abilities
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 100 pounds with assistance


  • Associate's degree from a Surgical Technology, Medical Assistant, or Veterinary Technician program
  • CRCST(Certified Registered Central Service Technician) or CST (Certified Surgical Technologist) certification
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and data entry


Additional Information:

  • The hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • This position has regularly assigned call at nights and weekends and on occasion works overtime, evening and weekend, and holiday hours as assigned
  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more visit: https://bit.ly/3DH3z6f  
  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits visit: https://bit.ly/3zA1Qxb
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position   
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

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