Materials Tech 1 - Equipment Cleaning & Sterilization

RTI Surgical
Job Description
Full-Time
Requisition ID: 1177

While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, it is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. RTI Surgical, Inc., reserves the right to revise the job or require that other or different tasks are performed when circumstances warrant (i.e., emergencies, changes in personnel or staffing, workload, or technical developments).

SUMMARY:

RTI Surgical is a global, industry-leading private label OEM with expertise in allograft, xenograft, and synthetic-based implants. RTI began operations in 1998 when it spun off from the University of Florida Tissue Bank in 1998 with the goal of expanding the gift of tissue donation by pioneering tissue-based innovations that promote natural healing. Today, through integrated partnerships with customers, RTI develops and delivers restorative solutions to physicians and their patients.

As a Private Label Original Equipment Manufacturer (PLOEM) partner, RTI provides comprehensive turn-key services for development and product life cycle management in support of patients and leading medical technology companies. RTI’s implants are used in multiple surgical applications including dental, spine, sports medicine, plastic & reconstructive surgery, urology/urogynecology, and trauma.

RTI is rooted in a steadfast commitment to quality, integrity, and patient safety with a focus on four key values:

  • We are accountable to each other by trusting each other’s judgment and holding each other responsible for results.
  • We find joy by striving to create a working environment that people enjoy.
  • We fully engage by focusing our hearts and minds on our customers, patients, and each other.
  • We adapt to change by working collaboratively to be flexible to the changing needs of our business.

RTI’s headquarters is located near Gainesville, FL in North Central Florida’s growing life sciences region, and has additional state-of-the-art facilities in Greenville, NC, and Germany.

Montagu Private Equity (“Montagu”), a leading European private equity firm, acquired RTI in 2020 and has supported the transformation of the company to its next level of potential.


SUMMARY OF FUNCTION:

The Materials Tech position at RTI represents the primary production role at RTI. This role has a very clear and defined career path with training and development from entry-level to highly skilled biotech worker. Employees will develop technical skills in their assigned areas, an understanding of the rules and regulations that RTI administers, and the basic operating approach at RTI including reading, understanding, and following work instructions; working in a team environment; and learning to work with minimal supervision.


SHIFTS:

This position offers multiple shift opportunities (and shift differential pay) depending on the hiring area and need. Possible shift opportunities:

Day: 6am-2pm

Evening: 2pm-10pm

Night: 10pm-6am

Some 4/10s and Weekend shifts are available as needed


DAY IN THE LIFE:

Technicians arrive for their shifts and enter our locker rooms to dress in Personal Protective Equipment which includes scrubs, gloves, masks, shoe covers, and occasionally other items. After scrubbing in through an aseptic sterile technique process, technicians enter our "CORE" which is comprised of several clean rooms. From there, our team is headed to different rooms for different processes. Some of our teams work on:

  • CNC machines which use computer-technology to precision-cut graphs
  • Preparing the donated tissue to be processed by other departments
  • Tissue sterilization and packaging
  • Tissue receiving, tracking, and freezing
  • CORE instrument and materials packaging and delivery (Materials Techs)


WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

While we are happy to review any applicant, we find the following career interests to be a good match for this position:

  • Surgical technologists
  • Lab assistant
  • Funeral home assistant
  • CNA
  • Semi-retired nurse
  • Biotechnology student
  • Veterinary science students
  • Anyone interested in the medical field


POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs daily activities in accordance with applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Instructions (WIs)
  • Unpacks, segregates, organizes, wraps, and packages various supplies and equipment
  • Washes, disinfects, and sterilizes equipment using chemical treatment and/or Autoclave technology
  • Preparation of appropriate cleaning applications (such as germicides and sporicides), and understanding requirements to properly dispose hazardous and non-hazardous waste
  • Works safely, dons appropriate PPE, and applies excellent aseptic techniques in a clean room / controlled environment performing individual tasks or contributing to a team effort
  • Accurately completes paperwork and performs data entry in accordance with Good Documentation Practices
  • Assists in the review and update of SOPs, work instructions and procedures
  • Performs duties to support key annual performance metrics for operations
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities in team meetings and other formal and informal settings

 

RECOMMENDED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • HS diploma or equivalent required

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Controlled biomedical manufacturing environment. This position requires the use of personal protective equipment during various tasks/activities including but not limited to scrubs, gloves, masks and safety glasses. May require lifting up to 40 pounds.
1st Shift: 6am-2pm
2nd Shift: 2pm-10pm
3rd Shift: 10pm-6am
Subject to change
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