Job Title:  Production Manager - Steam

Req ID:  44597
Job Category:  Processing Operations

Brooklyn Park, MN, US, 55445


At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

About Us:


At STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies (AST), We are One Team with One Goal.  Through a network of nearly 60 facilities globally, STERIS AST has been committed to patient safety by providing contract sterilization services to the medical device, pharmaceutical, consumer, and industrial communities for over 50 years.  Our sterilization services ensure the safety of those who use these products, including our families, our friends, and ourselves.


The Role


The Production Manager serves as leader for the AST Steam department in our Brooklyn Park, Minnesota location. In this role the Production Manager – Steam manages processes, supervises team members and ensures growth and continuous improvement of the Steam Sterilization Services business. 


What You Will Do


  • Main operational contact for Customer, partnering closely with Sales on new steam opportunities and routine Customer interactions.  
  • Provides accountability and ownership of all Steam nonconformances, Customer complaints and CAPA processes.
  • Performs technical review of control chart reports and direction on events. 
  • Facilitates on-site and virtual Customer audits and tours related to the contract steam service.   
  • Acts as the Business Process Owner of Contract Steam; own the processes related to steam.
  • Supports site and validation team questions and operational review for steam protocols, execution, and final reports.
  • Leads steam operators by providing work direction, training, and coaching on the Steam Sterilization Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Leads continuous improvement activities related to steam operation, including Safety, Delivery, Quality and Cost (SDQC), Key Performance indicators (KPI's).

What You Will Need to Be Successful


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Technical or Business Operations discipline, preferred, and 8 years of supervisory/leadership experience in a related field or industry.
  • High School diploma / GED plus 10 years of supervisory /leadership experience in related field / industry.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross functional teams.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to build partnerships to grow the business.
  • Strong customer service orientation with both internal and external customers

Preferred Experience


  • CISS- Moist Heat (MH) Certification, preferred.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Impact: Your work directly contributes to the safety of healthcare products, making a real difference in people's lives.
  • Global Reach: Join a truly global team and be part of a company with a rich history and a bright future.
  • Innovation: We are at the forefront of technological advancements in healthcare and life sciences.
  • Team Spirit: We foster a collaborative and supportive work environment where your contributions are recognized and celebrated.

What STERIS Will Offer You

The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our ultimate goal. We do this by providing competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, paid time off, holidays, matching 401(k), annual merit, and incentive plans.  Join us and help write our next chapter.



STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

Req ID:  44597
Job Category:  Processing Operations

Brooklyn Park, MN, US, 55445

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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