Applied Medical

Sterilization Plant Manager

Category (Portal Searching) Engineering
Job Locations NL-Amersfoort



At Applied Medical, we are committed to make a meaningful, positive difference, each and every day. Within our European headquarters in Amersfoort (NL), we develop, manufacture and support the implementation of our advanced medical devices across Europe and the MENA region. Applied’s team members enjoy working in an environmentally friendly and international environment, in which people of diverse backgrounds are valued, challenged, and acknowledged. We support our team members by giving them opportunities of ongoing learning and education, possibilities to take part in community volunteering activities and a variety of onsite exercise classes and health activities.


If you are passionate about working in an organization that allows you to make decisions based upon what is right for the patient, customer, community and environment, Applied Medical is the place for you.

Job Description

Are you an engaging manager with experience working in an environment where safety, quality, and customer satisfaction are high priorities? Consider joining our new team as Sterilization Plant Manager. In this position, you will primarily be responsible for ensuring a safe working environment, as well as monitoring the performance and all operation phases of our new sterilization plant. You will work closely together with our engineering, production, maintenance, quality and safety teams including our sterilization plant management team at our US Headquarters (Orange County, California). Emphasis will be on preparing the implementation of our new sterilization plant and on creating and leading a new growing team which you will mentor and guide. As this is a new facility you will need to be prepared to travel to our US Headquarters for training for approximately 4-6 weeks.


You will be based at Applied Medical’s European Head Office in Amersfoort and report to the VP Operations.


Key Responsibilities

  • Establishing and implementing an organizational structure by assigning responsibilities and delegating authority
  • Ensuring a safe, clean, and secure working environment by establishing and enforcing procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Selecting and training direct reports
  • Leading a team by coaching, counseling, and motivating team members
  • Controlling the cost of the sterilization process
  • Monitoring predetermined preventative maintenance measures designed to minimize equipment related downtime
  • Apply theoretical and engineering principles using analytical techniques for the evaluation and solution of technical problems
  • Ensuring compliance with all national and local regulations
  • Reviewing and approving control documents
  • Striving for continuous improvement by analyzing new or alternative ways to improve operations
  • Coordinating/representing the operation during QS audits, government agencies visits, etc.


  • BSc+ in engineering/science or equivalent engineering experience
  • 10+ years of management experience in a highly regulated industry
  • Experience with working in a sterilization process environment (ISO 11135 and or ISO 11137) is highly preferred
  • Analyzing and mathematic skills (ratios, proportions, basic algebra)
  • Basic understanding of mechanical reasoning, prototyping, manufacturing process, and raw materials
  • Fluency in English and Dutch
  • Currently living in the Netherlands

We Offer

  • Good remuneration package including pension and 27 vacation days
  • Travel allowance and health insurance benefits
  • Opportunity for personal development and continuous learning
  • Education reimbursement program
  • An informal and international work environment with over 35 nationalities
  • Teambuilding and volunteer opportunities
  • Onsite group exercise classes and health activities



Are you an individual who thrives in a fast-paced, challenging, and professional, yet casual business environment? We are looking forward to receiving your application. For more information regarding our hiring process, click here.


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