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Job Title:  Supervisor, Production I - Day Shift A Sun - Wed (Minneapolis, MN)

Req ID:  33013
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Coon Rapids, MN, US, 55433


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


We are growing!  STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies has Day Shift Production Supervisor position open due to growth in our Coon Rapids, Minnesota location.


You will supervise production for Shift A: Hours are 6 AM to 6 PM Sunday toTuesday and Wednesday 6 AM to Noon.  Then enjoy a long weekend with 3 1/2 days off starting Wednesday afternoon and all-day Thursday, Friday and Saturday!


As a Production Supervisor you will lead a team of skilled and semi-skilled workers in various aspects of processing, maintenance, and warehousing functions for the STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies (AST) plant location in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. In this role you will be responsible for the selection, training, and work direction for your team, and employ key company processes to effectively achieve results. The Production Supervisor will positively influence employee engagement and maintain a positive work culture and employee relations environment.



What You Will Do


  • Develops a shop floor culture focused on the achievement of the businesses’ objectives in Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost (SQDC), by continuously focusing on waste elimination and following standard work.
  • Leads daily SQDC board meetings, trains and develops employees to meet expectations, ensures the working environment is safe through direct monitoring of behavior and equipment, incident response, mitigation and investigation as issues occur during the shift, and providing individual and group feedback on successes and opportunities to improve performance.
  • Identifies opportunities for countermeasures and participates in facility lean committees.
  • Supports the company’s Lean business system, through participation in Kaizen events, participation in Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), One Team One Goal (OTOG) Customer Service training/ participation.
  • Acts as first point of contact for mitigation and investigation of issues related to safety, quality, delivery, and cost.
  • Drives employee engagement by implementing and using Lean processes.
  • Creates an environment of positive employee relations by creating a safe and productive work environment, listening to and addressing employee concerns, enforcing company policy and constructively managing employee performance.
  • Interviews and selects new employees and assures the team has necessary skill and tools to complete work; ensures that shifts are properly staffed and assigns daily work to achieve objectives and ensure smooth shift transitions.  
  • Assesses skill level and performance, and addresses gaps ensuring employees are capable of meeting expectations.
  • Collaborates across functions with Quality, Human Resources, and Planning, and supports customer quality audits.
  • Ensures appropriate performance levels and tracks KPI across a range of activities and standard process metrics. Updates SQDC boards.

What You Will Need to Be Successful



  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED, required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of internal STERIS experience in manufacturing, processing or warehouse environment, or 5 years of related operations experience. 
  • Experience as Team Lead, preferred
  • Experience driving a fork truck or forklift. Qualified Equipment Operator or Certified Forklift Operator, preferred.
  • Ability to learn science of sterilization modalities for sterile processing of medical instruments.
  • Understanding of the four basic functions of mathematics as it applies to a production environment. 
  • Effective communication skills and ability to conduct team meetings.
  • Ability to effectively employ delegation, collaboration, conflict resolution skills in a team environment.
  • Microsoft Office (Knowledge of MS Office 365 including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint)

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 a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 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:  33013
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Coon Rapids, MN, US, 55433

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: Industrial, Forklift, Employee Relations, Sterile Processing, Warehouse, Manufacturing, Human Resources, Healthcare