Linen and Sterilization Technician

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Materials Management and Support Services


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.


With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.


The Linen/Sterilization tech performs all duties of Sterile Processing Tech, including sterilizing surgical instruments and equipment.  Must learn to assemble surgical instruments, equipment and procedural instrument trays from pictures/instructions.  This role is also responsible for all linen functions throughout the Fred Hutch.


  • Performs sterilization processes at Fred Hutch.
  • Uses appropriate sterilization techniques according to the Cleaning, Disinfection, Sterilization Policy.
  • Operates Cleaning equipment according to procedures and protocols.
  • Recognize malfunctions of instruments/equipment and take appropriate action. 
  • Distribute clean linen to all departments within Fred Hutch, which includes unloading bulk linen carts, stocking shelves, handles special requests, and stocks special linen carts for various areas and departments. Process soiled Linen throughout Fred Hutch. 
  • Maintains Linen levels in all Department within Fred Hutch and completes linen orders as required.



  • High School diploma or equivalent, or combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
  • IAHCSMM (International Association if Healthcare Central Service Materials Management certification or equivalent or must obtain within six months of employment.
  • Knowledge of computerized or automated system operations and record keeping practices.  Basic math aptitude and knowledge of units of measurement requirements.
  • Ability to understand and demonstrate proper techniques for cleaning and sterilization of surgical instruments, equipment and supplies. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate in person, over the telephone, in person and in writing.
  • Can effectively and clearly present information in small group settings.
  • Ability to read, interpret and apply information contained in documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.   
  • Basic math skills and aptitude and knowledge of measurement units.


  • One to two years of experience preferred.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Six months experience in a hospital sterile processing, central services or surgical supply/equipment environment.  

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

The hourly pay range for this position is from $21.56 to $30.69 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months).  

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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