Job Title:  Inventory Associate (9:00am - 5:30pm)

Req ID:  43116
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Des Plaines, IL, US, 60016


Please Note: HuFriedyGroup was divested from STERIS on May 31, 2024.  We are currently in a transition period, working to re-establish our own HuFriedyGroup Careers site and job posting pages. Until the new site and pages are ready, career opportunities that are specific to jobs at HuFriedyGroup will continue to be published on the STERIS site. Our Talent Acquisition team will be working diligently to ensure a positive and seamless experience for our candidates.

HuFriedyGroup is a leading manufacturer of dental instruments and infection prevention products. Our 10,000-plus products, hand-crafted by highly skilled artisans, are known for their precision, performance, longevity, reliability, and quality. To help dental professionals be The Best in Practice, HuFriedyGroup provides a unique combination of world class products, value-added services, clinical education, and dental community platforms that result in superior clinician performance  and enhanced safety for dental professionals and their patients. Working at HuFriedyGroup is so much more than a job, as every employee has a part in driving and supporting the organization’s inspirational vision to be a global force in advancing dental performance through Best-In-Practice dentistry that improves lives around the world.

Position Summary

Our dental segment, HuFriedyGroup, enables dental professionals to reduce risk, improve efficiencies, drive compliance, and enhance patient and staff safety. At HuFriedyGroup, we are committed to helping dental professionals perfect their craft and deliver the highest level of care to each patient. The Inventory Clerk role is directly responsible for the proper storage and accuracy of spare parts, supplies, equipment, miscellaneous new products, and accessories to support predefined inventory levels. This role will also be responsible for receiving and filling orders and other demand requirements for the same items.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 5:30pm

Work Address: 1666 E. Touhy Ave., Des Plaines, IL 60016

Benefits: PTO, Holidays, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k Company Match, Short-Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, etc. 


  • Processes inventory and supplies to fill requests and orders.
  • Completes periodic inventories to maintain available stock levels.
  • Perform Receiving and Inspection.
  • Conducts cycle counts.
  • Adheres to procedures of inventory control.
  • Assists in breaking down, repackaging, and labeling parts received.
  • Aware of and conforms to Company ISO goals and objectives and supports ISO requirements.
  • Monitoring and correcting of the actual on-hand quantity of parts versus the system.
  • Entering requisitions for purchasing supplies and inventory part replenishment 
  • Other duties as assigned by management.



1.    High School Diploma/GED or equivalent experience
2.    Up to two (2) year related Warehouse Experience

1.    Minimum two years of warehousing or shipping/receiving experience
2.    OSHA Certified Forklift Operator

Working Conditions

Lifting 25 - 50 lbs
Pulling 25 - 50 lbs
Pushing 25 - 50 lbs

Employees (and their families) may enroll in our company-sponsored medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, health savings account, voluntary benefits, supplemental life/AD&D plans and the company’s 401k plan. Employees are covered by an employee assistance program (also available to household members) and long-term disability. Full-Time Employees are also eligible for short-term disability.  Full-time Employees will also receive Paid Time Off (PTO) based on years of service and paid Holidays. Part-time employees working 20 or more hours receive a pro-ration of the full-time PTO allocation and paid Holidays based on their standard hourly work week. Full-Time employees are eligible for four weeks of paid parental leave. Part-time employees also receive paid parental leave, pro-rated based on their standard hourly work week.

Hu-Friedy Group 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:  43116
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Des Plaines, IL, US, 60016

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Infection Control, Recruiting, Inspector, Forklift, Warehouse, Healthcare, Human Resources, Quality, Manufacturing