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Mission Statement

MDentistry: advancing health through education, service, research and discovery.

MDentistry Core Values: Compassion, Leadership, Excellence, Responsibility, Trust, Creativity, and Inclusion.

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: -Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. -Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.


Operate equipment such as ultrasonic tunnel washers and autoclaves; assemble and wrap items for sterilization; receive, sort, and store dental instruments and equipment; clean instruments; maintain autoclave records; transport equipment and supplies to various service units; clean and maintain assigned work areas; interact and communicate effectively with supervisor, various publics, co-workers; participate in annual infection control and sterilization update examination.

Required Qualifications*

Experience in an operating room or in a sterilization unit; good interpersonal skills; previous experience with operating autoclaves or other types of cleaning/sterilizing equipment; demonstrated ability to follow supervisor directives and/or posted or verbal work assignments; demonstrated capacity to work in close proximity and communicate efficiently with co-workers in a production oriented environment; demonstrated capacity to be a team player and to interact positively with various publics including both supervisors and co-workers; position requires safely moving instrument baskets weighing up to 20 lbs; attention to detail is a must; must be punctual and have an excellent attendance record.

Desired Qualifications*

CRCST Certification. 


Work Schedule

The normal working hours schedule for this position is 2 pm -10:30 pm; during the pandemic, the current working hours are 11:30 am - 8:00 pm. Once operations have returned to normal operations, the position will return to the 2 pm -10:30 pm shift. 

Work Locations

This position is located at the School of Dentistry at 1011 N University Ave.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the AFSCME union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.