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Becoming a Sterilisation Technician
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Becoming a Sterilisation Technician

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Cleans, sterilises and packages surgical instruments and other hospital equipment, soft goods and linen in a sterilisation service facility.
Training time 0.5 year
Avg. weekly wage $1,128
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 3,700

What does a Sterilisation Technician do?

  • fixing attachments to machines, setting controls and loading material to be processed
  • starting machines, observing operation and adjusting controls to regulate temperature, pressure, intake of raw materials and speed
  • sampling output for defects and variations, and adjusting machine settings accordingly
  • unloading and storing output
  • cleaning and lubricating machines and performing minor repairs

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