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Job Title:  Production Operative

Req ID:  29194
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Leicester, LEC, GB, LE7 1PF


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 role requires the completion of all production tasks including, but not limited to, inspection, packing, boxing, labelling and the operation of production machinery. The post holder will be responsible for manufacturing the products in accordance with the standard work procedures and completing manufacturing documents.


  1. Operate production machinery to manufacture the businesses range of products across a range of machinery.

which includes: Cartoning machinery, guillotines, flow wrapping machinery, strip bottle machine, rotary guillotine, label printer, dispensing equipment, and saturating machinery, including any new machinery that is required by the business.

  1. To carry out all manual packing/boxing activities.   
  2. To perform and document product inspection.
  3. To carry out 6S and ensure that the workplace is always kept clean and tidy.
  4. To safely use mechanical aids such as manual and powered pallet trucks.
  5. To be understand the requirements of the organisation’s Quality Assurance systems that are specific to the role and take responsibility for all its obligations updating any out of date, incorrect or ineffectual processes by the correct means.
  6. To undertake training / personal development to enable competent performance of all relevant tasks.
  7. To deputise for their supervisor when requested to do so.
  8. To provide support across the production departments when requested to do so, based on business and production requirements.

Duties - cont'd

10. Support all established lean objectives and participates in lean activities as necessary to support business goals.

11. To undertake training in various manufacturing processes in order to demonstrate the required level of competency and to train co-workers to the required standard.

12. It is the responsibility of every employee to comply with both Company Health and Safety Regulations and the Health and Safety at Work Act to ensure that a safe working environment is maintained at all times.

13. To represent the Company image as being one of high integrity at all times when representing the Company both internally and externally and behave in a manner both on and off duty befitting the Company image and standards.


Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

To be educated to a GCSE standard or equivalent and/or be able to demonstrate working at this level or have a minimum of 1 years’ experience working within a manufacturing environment.

  1. Basic computer skills.
  2. Must be able to work as part of a team and also have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision (self-starter).
  3. Must have excellent attention to detail.
  4. Requires the ability to work within health and safety guidelines as laid out by the management.
  5. Ability to operate machinery once trained.
  6. Ability to perform repetitive tasks at pace to achieve targets.
  7. The ability to read, understand and complete quality documentation.
  8. Be able to demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach.

Preferred Experience

  1. To possess knowledge of the lean manufacturing.
  2. Basic computer skills in MS office and manufacturing programmes.



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.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Req ID:  29194
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Leicester, LEC, GB, LE7 1PF

Job Segment: Industrial, Machinist, Equipment Operator, Quality Assurance, QA, Manufacturing, Quality, Technology