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Job Title:  Production Manager

Req ID:  20424
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations
Country/Region:  US
State:  TX
City:  El Paso
Zip:  79936

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.

Position Summary

Join STERIS as a Production Manager within the Applied Sterilization Technology team. In addition to the many medical devices and consumables that STERIS produces, STERIS is also offers Global contract sterilization and microbial reduction services using a technology-neutral offering of radiation and gas technologies. As a Production Manager you will play a critical role in overseeing, training, managing and scheduling the operators that run the contract sterilization in El Paso, TX.  Additionally, you will ensure that Quality processes are followed, training up to date, coordinate operations and maintenance schedules and handle customer communication when needed.

Leadership is a key aspect of this role, having the ability to manage operators, maintain open lines of communication, and meet Customer processing requirements in a multi-shift environment.

This is a first shift position, however, hours will need to flex based on the needs of the team and the ability to collaborate with and lead both shifts. This is a critical leadership role in the organization that offers long term opportunities within the organization.

What you will do
  • Assist in the administration of current and new business activities by developing plans and strategies to meet Customer requirements and maximize profit; providing current or prospective Customers tours of the facility.
  • Monitor implementation of plans and strategies by collecting, analyzing and preparing reports for review by appropriate company management.    
  • Meet Customer requirements by managing production operations according to established company policy; direct and coordinate all production activities within the plant; ensure quality Customer service by establishing, monitoring and maintaining production schedules; coordinate requirements with Plant Manager, sales, engineering, procurement, shipping/receiving, maintenance, quality functions and technology centers.
  • Establish an organizational structure by assigning responsibilities, delegating authority and selecting, orienting and training direct reports.
  • Lead production staff by coaching, counseling, motivating and disciplining as needed; planning, monitoring and appraising job results; directing and maintaining activities designed to achieve and maintain high employee morale; fostering intra- and inter-department cooperation.
  • Achieve financial objectives by preparing production budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, compiling and studying costs and initiating corrective actions; requesting assistance from internal financial support as needed.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and secure working environment by establishing and enforcing procedures, rules and regulations; initiate fixed capital requests; monitors all safety and security systems and procedures on a regular basis; support plant safety meetings that evaluate plant machinery, equipment and working conditions; assume the role of back-up Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) as defined in the facility’s radioactive materials license (if applicable).
  • Ensure compliance with Corporate QSRC and GMP procedures by initiating and monitoring related training programs; monitoring production and scheduling activities on a daily basis; maintaining frequent contact with Production, Quality and Maintenance staff.


What you need to be successful
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Management 
  • 8+ years of experience in a manufacturing/production environment with at least 5 years in a supervisory position.
  • In lieu of a degree a minimum of 12 years of experience in a manufacturing/production environment with at least 8 years in a supervisory position.
  • Experience in an ISO and/or GMP related industry highly preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications.
  • Experience presenting to groups both verbally and in written communication.
  • Prior experience recommending departmental staffing requirements, hiring and coaching direct reports. 
  • Proven experience managing high performing teams to meet customer requirements. 

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.



STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates 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.