Job Title:  Shipping Coordinator - Day Shift

Req ID:  43050
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Indianapolis, IN, IN, US, 46278


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

The Shipping Coordinator is responsible for the daily organization and preparation of documentation as it relates to shipping activities. This includes the distribution and filing of all shipping documentation, creation and verification of serial tags, processing of inventory transactions, releasing and processing of sales orders, coordination and scheduling of freight lines, preparation of freight bills and export documentation. The Shipping Coordinator is also responsible for analyzing and reviewing shipping related reports and communication with all levels of the organization both external and internal customers. In addition, this individual is responsible for the initiation and maintenance of standard work and other departmental procedures in order to achieve STERIS’ overall Quality, Cost, and Delivery objectives. This is accomplished through the use of Lean Tools in order to identify problems, recommend solutions and drive implementation through the use of continuous improvement activities.

This role will actively be out on the distribution center floor daily each shift. 


1. Identify, participate and implement continuous improvement activities to impact overall purchasing areas quality, cost, and delivery initiatives.

2. Maintains standard work documentation and other AMI procedures to ensure compliance.

3. Participate in the identification and implementation of root cause and corrective action ideas.

4. Prints, Sorts, distribute Sales Orders and other shipping documentation to appropriate personnel.

5. File shipping documentations as required daily.

6. Issuing, typing, and logging of serial numbers and tags. This includes printing the daily log, making changes due to Customer returns or conversions, and verification of correct shipments of serialized capital equipment.

7. Completion of proper inventory transaction of all finished goods from AS400 to Oracle for sales order allocation. This procedure also includes the processing of orders for invoicing on both the AS400 and Oracle systems.

Duties - cont'd

8. Preparation of freight bills, packing lists, NAFTA, Certificates of Origin, and all other documentation required in the shipment of both domestic and international orders.

9. Management of Sales Order backlog report and the ability to effectively communicate with Customer Service Representatives regarding sales order related concerns on current and future shipments as well as management of expedite requests.

10. Responsible for creating, measuring, reporting, and disseminating shipping performance data to support SQCD measurements.

11. Performs similar and related duties as assigned by Supervisor.

12. The above statements reflect the general details of the job and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all duties inherent in the job.

Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED in General Studies

Required Experience

1. Must be thoroughly familiar with materials, tools, and methods of the processes in a manufacturing environment.

2. Proficient computer skills to include Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, Office.

3. Key competencies include sound business judgment and decision making. Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.

4. Ability to work in a team environment. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team environment; establishes and maintains constructive working relationships; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

5. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality.

6. Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner.

7. Adapts to changes in work environment; ability to deal with frequent change, delay, or unexpected events.

8. Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments to reach goals; completes tasks on time.

9. Volunteers readily; seek increased responsibility; asks for and offers help when needed.

10. Ability to read and comprehend instructions. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

11. Ability to work independently under general guidelines and supervision.

12. Ability to prioritize and schedule tasks to ensure timely completion of job responsibilities.

13. Requires effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with all employees at all levels of management.

14. Self-starter, someone who is proactive and who can lead by example.

15. Demonstrated ability to think out of the box and help drive change.

16. Willingness to work overtime if required.

Preferred Experience

1. Prior Materials Management experienced preferred.

2. Minimum two years College Education preferred.

3. Previous Shipping and/or clerical experience a plus.

4. Prior Forklift Experience preferred. CDL license a plus.

5. Direct hands on experience in an MRP systems environment preferred.

6. Ability to read and interpret manufacturing blueprints and specifications preferred.

7. Lean manufacturing knowledge and experience preferred.


 Pay range for this opportunity is $15.38 - $21.45. This position is eligible for [BONUS PARTICIPATION] OR a [INSERT COMMISSION RATE RANGE, IF APPLICABLE] commission.


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.


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.


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:  43050
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Indianapolis, IN, IN, US, 46278

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis

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