Job Title:  Plant Operations Emerging Talent Program

Req ID:  44169
Job Category:  Intern

Chester, NY, US, 10918


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.

The Role:

The STERIS AST Emerging Talent Program is a rotational, hands-on experience for new college graduates, in the functions of Operations Management, with exposure to Supply Chain / Logistics, Marketing, Sales and Engineering. Through this program, participants will be immersed into the operation, while enhancing their management, leadership, analytical and project management skills through practical real-world experience and “in the moment” coaching and development. These roles will maintain responsibilities relating to strategic business issues with significant exposure to business leaders and cross-functional areas, across AST Americas.

What you will do with us:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the sterilization process and industry
  • Directly contribute to facility management through hands-on and interactive management opportunities; partner with facility leadership to understand the coaching, engagement, and performance management processes
  • Work as a collaborative team member in operations projects / initiatives to help increase operational efficiencies and provide tangible results
  • Contribute to the development of our culture of Lean and Continuous Improvement; assist employees in resolving process problems through a drive to root cause and permanent corrective action process

What you will need to be successful:

  • Educational Background: Bachelors Degree in Business Management, Supply Chain, Technical Field, or related field (required)
  • Geographic mobility (required) - primarily the Northeast states
  • Travel up to 30%
  • Strong leadership potential, demonstrated by past positions of responsibility / work experience
  • At least one relevant semester/summer internship experience in an operations environment (preferred)
  • Analytical, logical, inquisitive, problem solvers who are willing to challenge, using innovative thinking
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An enthusiastic perspective
  • Flexible and adaptable

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 Offers:

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.

 Pay range for this opportunity is $50,250.00 - $70,350.00.


Minimum pay rates offered will comply with county/city minimums, if higher than range listed.  Pay rates are based on a number of factors, including but not limited to local labor market costs, years of relevant experience, education, professional certifications, foreign language fluency, etc.


STERIS is a leading global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis on infection prevention.  WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare, life sciences and dental products and services. STERIS is a $5 billion, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 17,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.


If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.


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.


The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Req ID:  44169
Job Category:  Intern

Chester, NY, US, 10918

Nearest Major Market: Middletown
Nearest Secondary Market: Poughkeepsie

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