Sterilization Technician

    • Job Tracking ID: 2019-636
    • Job Location: Petaluma, CA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: December 18, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Summary: The Sterilization Technician promotes a safe and clean environment for the delivery of quality dental care. The Sterilization technician cleans, disinfects, sterilizes and packages instruments and follows standard precautions, OSHA requirements and dental board regulations.

Areas of Responsibility:


  • Keeps sterilization area clean and organized
  • Proficient at the use and maintenance of the Bio Sonic, Hydrim, Statim, Quattro care, M11, M3 and other sterilization and maintenance equipment.
  • Checks instruments before wrapping and assists with inventory control
  • Labels the cassettes and pouches accurately
  • Monitors sterilization via physical, chemical and biological indicators
  • Conducts and records spore testing daily and weekly
  • Keeps accurate sterilization records
  • Stores sterilized instruments according to protocol
  • Restocks the sterilization room
  • Serves as an infection control officer, follows infection control protocols and sterilizes and disinfects instruments and equipment

Dental Operatories and Equipment:

  • Prepares and maintains with accuracy and efficiency dental instruments, supplies and equipment
  • Restocks the operatories
  • Cleans, maintains and sets up operatories efficiently for procedures
  • Cleans traps and vacuum lines in operatories
  • Closes operatories at the end of the day
  • Makes sure that dental units, x-rays machines, computers, vacuum and compressor are turned off at the end of the day


  • Conducts work in compliance with office policies and procedures, safety guidelines, OSHA, MSDS guidelines and the Dental Board of CA and COMDA

Other Duties:

  • Assists with other duties as directed

Experience and Skills:

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Desired Skills:

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to perform detailed work according to established formats and protocols