Media and Sterilization Attendant

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Penn State College of Medicine
Microbiology and Immunology
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This position is responsible for the running of large clean steam autoclaves to prepare and sterilize glassware and filters for use in media room. Prepare and sterilize if necessary general and specialized media, glassware, equipment, instruments and general lab necessities for use in research and clinical activities within and outside of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology on a daily schedule for dishwashing and autoclaving services. Pick up and deliver sterile media and sterilized equipment to various laboratories within the department and arrange pick- up and delivery of items to labs outside the department. Maintain a clean and neat autoclave and dishwasher facility. Maintain chemicals within the departmental film processor and maintain the room in working order. Exchange liquid nitrogen tanks to departmental ultra-low temperature archival storage freezers as part of weekly maintenance routine. Help to maintain departmental laboratories in neat, orderly condition and assist in moving in and/or closing down laboratories within the department. On-the-job training as back-up support for Media Attendant Group Leader as time and need dictate. Perform any other tasks as deemed necessary for maintaining the daily operations of the Microbiology and Immunology Central facility and kitchen area, as well as the department at large. Job requirements: Requires reading, writing, mathematical skills, computer familiarity with Excel and Word, electronic awareness in programming equipment, carrying out instructions and interpreting gauges on steam generators, autoclaves and dishwasher. Must be able to lift heavy items such as carboys of water, and be able to maneuver large tanks of liquid nitrogen without a cart.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088